Manufacturer of Fire Resistive Materials Needs Materials Performance Answers

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Manufacturers rely on raw materials in the production process to maintain quality control and product consistency. Should supplier, production, worker health and safety or regulatory issues require a substitute or replacement material, the manufacturer is faced with choosing a material that meets the established quality and consistency criteria. Our client needed to determine whether the […]

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A Test Chamber Designed to Measure Respirable Dust for Product Stewardship

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A construction materials manufacturer needed to label its products and provide guidance for safe work practices when using its products. To do that, the manufacturer needed to know the amount of respirable dust that could be generated by workers using the products under various conditions. Workers use a variety of different tools and follow various […]

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Uncovering an Art Treasure’s Hidden Secret

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An art collector, who owned a painting purchased by a family member from an art gallery in Europe just before the German invasion of Paris, contacted RJ Lee Group to determine when the painting had been created. The painting was signed by a well-known early 20th century artist and was true to the artist’s style, […]

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Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group Designs and Conducts a Multiphase Study

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Nanotechnology – the Good and the Unknown Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This technology has already improved our lives with cleaner and more cost-effective energy sources and more efficient drugs. However, the unique properties exhibited by unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP) can also potentially cause adverse health effects to workers […]

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Failure Analysis Investigation Points to QC Solution to Maintain Profits and Customers

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Client Challenge Shatter-prone glass syringes pose any number of risks — to patients and health care workers — and costly, potentially dangerous waste. One well-known medical device manufacturer wanted reliable data on why syringes from an overseas manufacturer would shatter upon loading. RJ Lee Group Approach Our team examined failed and unused syringes, and reconstructed […]

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Analyses Reveal Viaduct Concrete Failure Not Consistent

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An east coast government agency was concerned about the structural integrity of a viaduct on a main north-south highway that handled approximately 75,000 vehicles a day. The structure, which consisted of a 42-foot wide concrete deck of 40 spans and piers, was built in 1953 and was exhibiting signs of general degradation. The agency had […]

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Drywall Safety Act of 2012: Increases Regulations on U.S. Manufacturers, but May Not Improve Safety

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Amidst the Post-Katrina housing boom in the mid-2000s, a domestic shortage of drywall led the United States to import Chinese-manufactured drywall to meet demand. Only months after installation, homeowners who built or remodeled using imported Chinese drywall encountered sulfur-like odors, failed air conditioning systems, and blackened metal surfaces within their homes. Many affected property owners […]

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What We’re Reading: January 31, 2013

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Check out the latest articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: Class Action Hits Home SPF Insulation J&J Failed to Weigh Hip Metal Debris Risk, Witness Says NIOSH Document Recommends New REL for Hex Chrome Compounds Miss. bill would require more asbestos claim transparency Understanding wear at the atomic scale

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Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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