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2010-07-20 14:13:51

Deaths in England and Wales from injuries and diseases caused by work have almost halved in 20 years.

2010-07-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A dozen in-house counsel from manufacturing companies and insurance companies are on the faculty of the 13th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference produced by HB Litigation Conferences, continuing this important event first launched under the Mealey's Conferences brand, according to Tom Hagy, former publisher of Mealey's and founder and CEO of HB.

2010-06-09 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three men, a father and two sons, were sentenced to prison today in federal court in Syracuse, N.Y., for multiple violations of asbestos-related environmental laws, announced Ignacia S.

2010-05-31 11:50:00

MEDINA, Ohio, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today that action is being taken to permanently resolve current and future asbestos claims associated with Bondex International, Inc. (Bondex).

2010-05-13 09:35:22

Discovery opens the way toward biomimetic production of ultra-strong, elastic fibers.

2010-04-08 08:15:00

DALLAS, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Baron & Budd, P.C. announced their sponsorship of the 6th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference.

2010-04-02 12:46:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the United States Senate have declared April 1-7, 2010 as "National Asbestos Awareness Week," a time dedicated to raising the awareness of the dangers surrounding asbestos and its prevalence across America.

2010-03-30 08:15:00

DALLAS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baron & Budd, P.C. announced an approximately $11 million asbestos cancer verdict today for a Dallas family. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of mesothelioma patient and career painter Vernon Walker and wife Patsy Walker.

2010-03-22 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident claims solicitors, First Personal Injury, want to see more advice made readily available to parents and pupils about asbestos exposure in schools.

2010-03-08 16:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Philip Hecht of K&L Gates and Harry Lee of Steptoe & Johnson will chair the "Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference" at The Hub Cira Centre at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on April 21, 2010, Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, announced today. "Hecht and Lee bring to the program decades of experience handling insurance coverage matters where the underlying claims involve not only asbestos injuries and damage, but other long-term...

Latest Fibers Reference Libraries

2005-07-14 11:23:31

The silkworm (Bombyx mori or "raw silk of mulberry") is the larva of a moth that is economically important as the producer of silk. Its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves and it is native to northern China. The silkworm is so called because it spins its cocoon from raw silk. The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 1000 to 3000 feet (300 to 900 meters) long. Silkworms have a good appetite. They eat mulberry leaves day and night continuously. Thus, they grow...

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