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  • News of the ASTM International Board of Directors

    News of the ASTM International Board of Directors

    Board Actions Finance and Audit The board approved all proposed ASTM budgets as well as the appointment of Taco van der Maten to serve as chairman of the 2016 Finance and Audit Committee. Van der Maten is marketing manager at PANalytical in ...

  • A greener kind of metal cleaning

    A greener kind of metal cleaning

    A new ASTM International standard covers an environmentally friendly way to clean and coat metals used in industries such as aerospace, biomedical, energy and more. This standard will soon be published as A1093, Specification for Electrolytic Plasma ...

  • Durably Catching Rays

    Durably Catching Rays

    ASTM International has published a new standard that provides an important test for photovoltaic equipment used to generate solar energy. The standard (E3006, Practice for Ultraviolet Conditioning of Photovoltaic Modules or Mini-Modules Using a ...

  • New ASTM International standard  Biodegradability of Plastics in the Sea

    New ASTM International standard Biodegradability of Plastics in the Sea

    Laboratories will soon be able to use a new ASTM International standard to test and better understand biodegradability of plastics in marine environments. The new standard (soon to be published as D7991, Test Method for Determining Aerobic ...

  • New ASTM International Guide: Assessing Unwanted Moisture

    New ASTM International Guide: Assessing Unwanted Moisture

    A new ASTM International guide will help evaluate unwanted moisture in commercial buildings. The standard provides two questionnaires that assess elevated moisture and moisture-conducive conditions. The standard has been published as E3026, Guide ...

  • A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A new ASTM test method serves as an important option in determining the potential of particulate matter to cause fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes used in water treatment. ASTM members say that this new alternative (soon to be published ...

  • Standards Compliance and Value-Based Product Development

    Standards Compliance and Value-Based Product Development

    In the world of construction materials, ASTM International standards are as much a part of doing business as chemical admixtures are a part of concrete. It takes a combination of sound scientific protocol and industry-leading chemical technologies ...

  • Spores for Fighting Disease

    Spores for Fighting Disease

    A new ASTM standard provides an easy-to-perform test method for growing different strains of Clostridium difficile spores, which are used by microbiologists to evaluate antimicrobial drugs. Spore crops grown using the test method (soon to be ...

  • A Path to Sustainable Dentistry

    A Path to Sustainable Dentistry

    A new ASTM standard aims to help dentists and dental organizations adopt sustainable practices that reflect corporate social responsibility. The standard (E3014, Practice for Managing Sustainability in Dentistry) describes a management system that ...

  • Water, water everywhere - A new ASTM International subcommittee

    Water, water everywhere - A new ASTM International subcommittee

    A new ASTM International subcommittee (E60.07 on Water Use and Conservation) will develop standards to support sustainability and sustainable development of water-related products and processes. These standards will benefit regulators, the ...

  • Low Temperature, High Performance

    Low Temperature, High Performance

    ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing is developing a standard for two asphalt products that reduce air emissions, save energy and benefit workers by lowering their exposure to asphalt fumes. The proposed standard ...

  • Standards in Education

    Standards in Education

    ASTM has selected Derek Burling, an electrical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as the student we are sponsoring for the 2015 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. Ranked as one of the best ...

  • ASTM and ICC Support Sustainable Building Codes and Standards in the Gulf

    ASTM and ICC Support Sustainable Building Codes and Standards in the Gulf

    ASTM International is partnering with the International Code Council to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The partnership is a component of the Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction ...

  • A Simple Test for Gases in Water

    A Simple Test for Gases in Water

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide a simplified way to test for dissolved gases, such as methane and ethane, in water. Environmental and testing laboratories will be able to use the proposed standard to ensure that drinking ...

  • The Tale of the Tape Lift Samples

    The Tale of the Tape Lift Samples

    Effectively capturing a sample is crucial when testing an indoor environment for mold. A proposed ASTM standard will meet the need for a method that labs can follow when testing mold samples collected through the tape lift method. WK17177, Test ...

  • A Better Decontamination Plan

    A Better Decontamination Plan

    A proposed ASTM International standard will allow workers fueling vehicles and aircraft to test levels of microbial contamination before beginning the fueling process, thus avoiding the costs of decontaminating vehicle fuel tanks. The proposed new ...

  • Green Through the Life Cycle

    Green Through the Life Cycle

    Choosing the right set of ingredients with which to make nearly any consumer product is critical to determining the overall social, economic and ecological impact of the product over the course of its existence. A proposed new ASTM International ...

  • Plastics Composting at Home

    Plastics Composting at Home

    As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home ...

  • Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

    Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

    Predicting facets of oil behavior is an essential component of understanding the nature of a particular oil spill. One such behavior is emulsification, when oil picks up water and retains it for a period of time. A proposed new ASTM standard, ...

  • A Clear Flight Path

    A Clear Flight Path

    It is possible that as many as a billion birds are killed every year after colliding with glass on buildings, including many single-family homes — and this is in the United States alone. Fatal collisions of birds with buildings are a problem ...