With the European Council enforcing the 1996 Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Directive by 2007, requiring European industrial installations to be compliant with the "best available techniques," companies and organizations are scrambling to find and develop these "best available techniques." The BHR Group has organized a fluid sealing conference with the theme of "Sealing for Pollution Prevention and Control." An IPPC workshop will cover requirements of operators who work with mechanical seals, flange gaskets, and compression packing. The 18th International Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, next year, Oct. 12-14, 2005. Abstracts of conference papers are due by Oct. 25, 2004. For more information on the conference, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-529.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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