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Water Sports Equipment Standards Underway

ASTM International’s snow and water sports committee ( F27 ) has launched a new group that will... more

Industry Sectors:

Consumer Products | Safety

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Auditing and Inspection of Cannabis

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to provide minimum requirements for conducting compliance audits and self-inspections in the cannabis... more
Industry Sectors: 
Medical
Quality

Features

The 5 Most Important Standards in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is the revolutionary process of creating three-dimensional objects by the successive addition of material – whether... more
Industry Sectors: 
Metals & Materials

Update

Standard Will Help Make Police Vehicle Doors Safer

A new ASTM International specification for ballistic-resistant car door panels aims to enhance safety for law enforcement officers. “Officers and... more
Industry Sectors: 
Safety

Update

First Standard for Recovered Carbon Black Approved

ASTM International’s committee on recovered carbon black ( D36 ), formed in 2017, has approved its first standard. The new standard ( D8178 ) defines... more
Industry Sectors: 
Metals & Materials
Environment

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50 Years of Nuclear Standards Development

Since 1969, ASTM International’s committee on nuclear fuel cycle (C26) has led the way in developing globally relevant standards for crucial aspects... more
Industry Sectors: 
Energy

Features

Standards for Biodegradable Plastics

From toothbrush handles and computer keys to aviation components and medical devices, plastics have become an ubiquitous part of modern life. To keep... more
Industry Sectors: 
Environment

Features

Driving the Biobased Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program was launched 17 years ago to promote biobased products derived from renewable agricultural... more
Industry Sectors: 
Environment