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Continuing Education Conference Features Keynote Speaker Barbara Karn
Wednesday, November 13
Fall Continuing Education Conference
Norwood Four Points Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood

The fall Continuing Education Conference features keynote speaker Barbara Karn. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization , a professional scientific society that advances knowledge of the applications and implications of nanotechnology.

Her talk, "How Nanomaterials can Support Your TUR and Sustainability Goals," will highlight how to understand and minimize inherent hazards and ways certain nanomaterials may be used to reduce toxics. She will also join the afternoon panel in Session B on nanomaterials.

The conference includes presentations and sessions on the following topics:
  • Nanomaterials environmental, health and safety
  • Real world lessons when switching from solvent to safer alternative industrial parts cleaning
  • REACH and other regulatory restrictions that can influence your TUR choices
  • Using safety data sheets to help guide your TUR decisions

12 Continuing Education Credits
Synventive Demonstrates Safer Cleaning System
In celebration of October's Manufacturing Month, TURI organized a demonstration at Synventive, a leading manufacturer of hot runner systems for the plastics injection molding industry. Attendees learned about the process that Synventive and the TURI lab used to explore safer alternatives to n-Propyl Bromide (nPB or 1-bromopropane). The lab identified three potential aqueous cleaners that worked for part of the company's process. Further research is continuing to identify a safer solvent for more complex parts. For more information, contact Alicia McCarthy .
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Soup maker Kettle Cuisine of Lynn worked with researchers in the UMass Lowell Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences to optimize the use of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and identify and evaluate the effectiveness of less toxic alternatives. Funded by a TURI industry grant, UMass Lowell students performed the research and testing.

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