A new ASTM International standard, D7917, Inductive Wear Debris Sensors in Gearbox and Drivetrain Applications, provides practices for the selection, application and use of inductive type metal debris sensors...
Recently approved revisions to ASTM International standard A924/A924M, Specification for General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process, will increase the flexibility of the standard.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK31234, Specification for Biodegradable, Low Aquatic Toxicity Hydraulic Fluids, intends to make it easier to ensure that proper hydraulic fluids are being used at environmentally sensitive job sites.
A new ASTM International standard will be used in isobutanol manufacturing to test its purity for use in the chemical and fuel markets. The new standard is ASTM D7875.
Teams of highly skilled dogs have increasingly played an integral role in search and rescue operations. Now, a new ASTM International standard will define the knowledge, skills and abilities required for a dog crew or team to perform an area search.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK31901, Guide for Standard Test Methods and Practices for Evaluating Antibacterial Activity on Textiles, will help tie all of this information together.
Understanding the degree of torque needed for cap tightness is the subject of a new ASTM International standard, D7860, Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages ...
A new ASTM standard, D7905/D7905M, Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Using the End-Notched Flexure (ENF) Test, is important.
ASTM International Committee D05 on Coal and Coke has recognized the outstanding service of Henry J. Albert, Ph.D., technical director at Parr Instrument Co., Moline, Illinois, with the R.A. Glenn Award.
Mike Birke, senior research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, has received the ASTM International Daniel H. Green Award.
ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality has presented its Moyer D. Thomas Award to consultant James R. Millette, Ph.D., of Lilburn, Georgia.
Laboratories that conduct beam tests on fiber reinforced concrete are encouraged to join in the development of a new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK42757, Practice for Design of Supporting Rollers to Be Used in Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam Tests.
The new standard is ASTM F2960, Practice for Permanent Amusement Railway Ride Tracks and Related Devices. It applies to the design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and inspection of permanent amusement railway rides ...
ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock is a sponsor of the SW2016 10th International Conference on Stress Wave Theory and Testing Methods of Deep Foundations, to be held May 31 to June 3, 2016, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys will sponsor a workshop on the Potential Impacts of REACH, RoHS and Conflict Minerals on the Metals Industry in conjunction with its standards development meetings in April.
A new ASTM standard will aid groundwater samplers by taking a look at three types of passive samplers and their advantages, disadvantages and limitations.
A proposed new ASTM specification will help minimize maintenance expense and improve public safety by providing a definitive standard for one essential infrastructure component, fabricated metal access hatches.
ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing has begun to tackle with a proposed new standard, ASTM WK46625, Guide for Establishing a Recycle Program for Roof Covers.
ASTM International Subcommittee E07.10 on Specialized NDT Methods will host a New Nethods Seminar on Microwave Inspection of Plastics and Composites at its January meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The future leadership of ASTM International was decided recently at the October meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.
Knowing that the floor beneath you is safe is something most of us take for granted. A proposed new ASTM International standard will help people who have to think about, and test for, floor safety all the time.
Papers are invited for the Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos and Fibrous Minerals Analysis and Research, to be held Jan. 28-29, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
A workshop on Estimating LNAPL Transmissivity will be held April 28, 2015, at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, California.
Architects will now be able to benefit from ASTM International education courses focusing on construction and performance of buildings. The organization has become an approved American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System Provider.
Using a new ASTM International standard will make it easier to simultaneously identify multiple outliers in a data set. The new standard is ASTM D7915.
Concrete is the most widely used construction material throughout the world. Understanding the drying behavior of a given concrete mixture is critical to any construction project.
A new ASTM International standard will be used to effectively determine whether glycols are present in motor oil.
Now, a proposed ASTM International standard is being developed to help manufacturers address waste classification issues.
Michael Brisson, principal technical advisor at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC in Aiken, South Carolina, has received the Harlan J. Anderson Award for his outstanding contributions to ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
A proposed new ASTM International guide will satisfy a market need for a standard to define durable flashing and will create a level playing field for flashing manufacturers.
ASTM B987 will establish the methods used to measure critical properties of composite core products specifically for overhead power line applications.
ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.
A new ASTM International standard will allow users to determine the effective focal spot size of an X-ray source.
Escalating costs and increased environmental awareness have made conservation a high priority for anyone concerned with satisfying energy needs for a building.
ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock has recognized the exceptional and longtime service of professional engineer William F. Edelen of Mint Hill, North Carolina, with the Woodland G. Shockley Memorial Award.
ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has presented its Gary M. Kralik Distinguished Service Award to Michael Perricci, senior product engineer at Engineered Materials Solutions, Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
Anoush Poursartip, professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, has received the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials.
Edward Breeze, senior engineer at Engineering Diagnostics, Houston, Texas, has received the ASTM International Lou Toporcer Hall of Fame Award. Breeze was honored for distinguished service to Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants.
A recently approved ASTM International standard, F3099, Practices for Parasailing, went into effect Sept. 18, 2014, and is now the international standard for parasailing operators worldwide. ASTM F3099 provides guidelines and procedures ...
Papers are invited for the Tenth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Risk Reduction Through Research and Testing, to be held Jan. 28-29, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
Pigment manufacturers use the loss on ignition test to determine water of hydration or crystallized water. While loss on ignition is a frequently used test, its methodology is embedded within other standards and varies from one to another.
ASTM and General Aviation Manufacturers Association Sponsor Brussels Workshop European Commission and European Aviation Safety Agency Endorse Aviation Modernization Initiative
ASTM International and the Critical Materials Institute have entered into a memorandum of understanding and member agreement that will pave the way for the ongoing development of critical materials standards across a realm of industry areas.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK43374, Test Method for Measurement of Thermal Effusivity of Fabrics Using a Guarded Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Instrument, will be useful in measuring the thermal properties of textiles.
ASTM International Committee E53 on Asset Management has recognized the dedicated service of William G. Franklin Jr., manager at Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, with the Dieter-Hestermann Award.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to assess the credentials and qualifications of inspectors who routinely use ASTM firestop standards in their work.
Excess moisture trapped in roofing or waterproofing systems can adversely affect performance, as well as lead to premature failure of a system and its components.
ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys has presented it most prestigious award to Malcolm Blair, a consultant to the Steel Founders’ Society of America (SFSA) who is based in Murrieta, California.
ASTM International, at the request of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), will hold an organizational meeting to explore the establishment of a new ASTM standards development activity for aerospace personnel.
A workshop n FZG Gear Lubricant Tests and Gear Rating will be held Dec. 12, 2014, at the Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, California.
Three proposed new ASTM International standards will emphasize the importance of using sustainable materials in the road and paving industry.
Cook-and-hold ovens allow users to cook food at one temperature and then hold it at a preprogrammed lower temperature. The kitchen staffs at steakhouses, schools and hotels all cook with such ovens.
Proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK40615, Practice for Mixing and Comparing Performance of Concrete Materials Using Mini-Mix Mortar Mixtures.
The standard that describes shear testing for such aluminum sheets, ASTM B831, Test Method for Shear Testing of Thin Aluminum Alloy Products, has recently been revised to include testing procedures for a wider range of uses.
ASTM International Committee E04 on Metallography has presented the L.L. Wyman Award to Gabriel Lucas, metallography laboratory team leader at Scot Forge Co. in Spring Grove Illinois.
Jerome Silagyi, manager of technical services at Lane Enterprises Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, has received the Kenneth Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award from ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.
ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has presented its Gary B. Kralik Distinguished Service Award to Bernard L. Potts, sales manager at The ExOne Co., Troy, Michigan.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide a holistic approach to subcontractor property management.
ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities will hold a Mock Trial Workshop on Nov. 11, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A workshop on Methods for Investigation of Unexpected Performance and Properties of Cementitious Mixtures will be held Dec. 7, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A workshop on Estimating LNAPL Transmissivity will be held Oct. 7 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A proposed ASTM International standard will cover the protection of zinc-coated steel bars used for concrete reinforcement in large infrastructure projects.
Taking a tape-lift sample is one of the main practices used by indoor environmental quality investigators for detecting whether mold structures (for example, spores and hyphae) have either settled onto or colonized the surface.
Andrew G. Kireta Jr., vice president – market development at the Copper Development Association Inc., New York, New York, has received the ASTM International Copper Club Award.
Horace Pops, D.Sc., a consultant based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has received the Copper Club Award from ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.
ASTM International Committee F11 on Vacuum Cleaners has presented its John N. Balough Distinguished Service Award to Ronald Battema of Compliance Consulting Inc. in Bristol, Tennessee.
ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics has presented its Award of Excellence to Gary Cornell, quality and standards manager at Q-Lab Corp., a global provider of material durability testing products located in Westlake, Ohio.
Boron loaded materials are an essential component in the safe transportation or storage of both spent and new nuclear fuel. ASTM International addresses important aspects of such boron use in a new standard, ASTM E2971,
A collection of images produced by ASTM International and described in ASTM E2869, Digital Reference Images for Magnesium Castings, can now be used to identify and evaluate discontinuities that may be present in castings.
A recently revised ASTM standard acknowledges the unique functional, operational and patron participation requirements of aerial adventure courses, compared to other amusement rides and devices.
A new ASTM standard will cover the specification, application and inspection of intumescent fire-resistant materials to structural steel.
Thinner cell phone casings and business card holders are just two of the varied applications for a new high fluidity zinc die casting alloy.
A new standard, ASTM D7886, Practice for Asbestos Exposure Assessments for Repetitive Maintenance and Installation Tasks, will aid those testing asbestos exposures by quantifying such exposure levels.
ASTM International Subcommittees D18.26 invite abstracts to be considered for presentation at a workshop on Water Quality Monitoring and Environmental Characterization Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities.
The 35th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Pesticides and Adjuvant Formulations in 2014, will be held Oct. 7-9, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A workshop on Measurement Science and Thermometry will be held Dec. 9, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ASTM International Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment has presented the Award of Merit to H. Scott Norville, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will aid in understanding thermal transport properties, an important component in optimizing the energy efficiency of building materials and improving thermal design in electronics, fuel cells and batteries.
Products for medical implants and aerospace components are two of the applications of powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
John Kurtz, executive vice president at the International Staple, Nail and Tool Association, La Grange, Illinois, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee F16 on Fasteners.
William Siwek, president and CEO of Veritas Sensors LLC, Edison, New Jersey, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit.
The ever-increasing cost of resources and the threat of adverse environmental impacts indicate that the time for sustainable manufacturing processes to emerge is now.
Fiber-reinforced polymers are used to strengthen concrete, wood and steel structures above and below ground as well as under water.
ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities has honored Randy Swart, director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, Arlington, Virginia, with the Award of Merit and the title of fellow.
Kenneth Lee, director of global product standards at BISSELL Homecare Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee F11 on Vacuum Cleaners.
Small group evaluations can be useful to any company that is attempting to evaluate products or potential products.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide the electrical power industry with a relatively straightforward test for oxidation stability of natural esters.
Norbert Krogstad, principal at Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc. (WJE) in Chicago, Illinois, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit.
ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis has presented the Award of Merit to Donald Baer, Ph.D., laboratory fellow and lead scientist for energy and materials processes in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) .
ASTM International Committee E42 on Surface Analysis has presented the Award of Merit to Donald Baer, Ph.D., laboratory fellow and lead scientist for energy and materials processes in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) .
A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains.
Although it is a relatively young ASTM subcommittee, F24.65, part of ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, has already had a positive influence on the parasailing industry.
High grade biomedical implants, automotive and aerospace parts are among the objects that can be made from metal powders using additive manufacturing processes.
ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement has presented the Award of Merit to David Norris, assistant plant manager at Riverside Cement, Oro Grande, California.
A symposium on Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS): Performance, Progress and Innovation, will be held Oct. 5-6, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Pierre Hirtt, founder and chief technology officer, HITEC Luxembourg S.A., Luxembourg, has received ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities, the Award of Merit, from Committee D24 on Carbon Black.
Colin Lobo, Ph.D., senior vice president, engineering, at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) in Silver Spring, Maryland, has received ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.
ASTM International has recently updated the adjunct for its standard D7611, Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification.
Robert Puccia, senior metallurgical engineer at ArcelorMittal USA, Chicago, Illinois, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.
The ASTM International committee that resulted from that first meeting — C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates — celebrated its 100th anniversary during a reception and dinner on June 23 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, Canada.
A workshop on Copper vs. Aluminum Connectors will be held Oct. 8, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has honored Gary Kolbasuk, director of innovation and technology at Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Award of Merit.
Scott Osborn, principal engineer for nylon plastics and polymers at Ascend Performance Materials, Cantonment, Florida, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee D20 on Plastics.
ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants has recognized Lawrence Wilkinson, chemist at ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the 2014 ASTM Award Award of Merit.
ASTM International Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys has presented the Award of Merit to James Sanderson, an aluminum consultant based in Huntington Beach, California.
Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings.
A new compilation of technical papers, STP 1552, The Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, is available from ASTM International.
ASTM International Committee F33 on Detention and Correctional Facilities is seeking all interested parties to join in the development of proposed standards for visitation booths in correctional facilities.
A new standard guide on fleet management will be of particular benefit to newer asset managers or entities that are just beginning to consider how to manage mobile assets. ASTM E2962, Guide for Fleet Management, has emerged from a need for education...
Knowing that potential customers like a product, and possibly prefer it to other products, is clearly a crucial piece of knowledge for a sensory science and marketing research professional of any company to have.
A new ASTM International standard, ASTM E2872, Guide for Determining Cross-Section Averaged Characteristics of a Spray Using Laser-Diffraction Instruments in a Wind Tunnel Apparatus, will be used to guide the characterization of nozzles and atomizers...
A proposed new ASTM standard will be used to ensure that the waterproofing of buildings is performing as intended.
Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic (SIP) fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons.
Color and appearance are two of the leading qualities that a homeowner looks for when considering vinyl siding. A new ASTM standard will enable manufacturers of color plastic vinyl siding to enhance the color and appearance retention of their products.
Gaseous hydrogen fluoride is a harsh respiratory irritant; the inhalation of hydrofluoric acid mists causes severe lung damage in exposed workers.
Salvatore J. Rand, Ph.D., a petroleum industry consultant based in North Fort Myers, Florida, has been honored with a 2014 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award.
Andreas Wolf, Ph.D., senior scientist, high performance building solutions, at Dow Corning GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany, has been named a 2014 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award recipient by ASTM International.
A large and diverse set of manufactured materials are in powdered form at one stage or another. No matter what the material is, from cement to metered dose inhaler ingredients, product performance is related to particle size distribution.
While monitoring air quality is important in many situations, a variety of different quantitative passive samplers are available for such work.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK39447, Specification for Metric Outside Diameter Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pressure Pipe (DR-PN), will cover premier high-density polyethylene compounds...
Kenneth Bell, Ph.D., corporate manager of geotechnical and hydraulic engineering services (G&HES) at Bechtel Global Corp., Reston, Virginia, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee D18 on Soil and Rock.
ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has presented the Award of Merit to Peter J. Cook, senior technical services specialist, IPEX Inc. in Verdun, Quebec.
ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys has recognized Thomas Pilkington, manager of quality control engineering at Aurubis, Buffalo Inc., New York, with ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions.
ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys has honored Anand Garde, Ph.D., consulting engineer at Westinghouse Electric Co., Hopkins, South Carolina, with the Award of Merit and title of fellow.
Raul Dominguez Jr., Ph.D., senior air quality chemist at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Diamond Bar, California, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee D03 on Gaseous Fuels.
ASTM International and Dubai Municipality’s Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) have signed a cooperation agreement to organize and support this year’s Quality Assurance for Sustainable Construction Materials Conference.
A proposed new ASTM standard will provide a test method for determining the density and air content of roller-compacted concrete, which is used in the construction of dams and spillways as well as for highway road base material.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK41157, Specification for Bath Mats, will provide the means to evaluate specific performance characteristics of bath mats to be used both in the home and in institutional environments.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will aid test laboratories, manufacturers and retailers in understanding which of an array of available standards for antimicrobial treated textiles is best for a given situation.
ASTM International has released two new compilations on the analysis of fossil fuels authored by R.A. Kishore Nadkarni.
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and wild fires present enormous challenges to those attempting to minimize potential damage from future events, as well as to those who must deal with the aftermath of catastrophes.
ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has presented the Award of Merit to Wallace J. Munden, former vice president (retired) of Scurlock Industries in Springfield, Mo.
All interested parties are invited to participate in the standards developing activities of new Task Group D07.02.08 on structural insulated panels.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will be helpful to the construction industry in designing acoustic properties for buildings.
A new ASTM International standard focuses on the zeta potential in systems containing biological material such as proteins, DNA, liposomes and other organic materials.
Load and resistance factor design methodology developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials plays a key role in a proposed ASTM standard on the design of culverts and storm drains.
A proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK38408, Specification for Turf Reinforcement Mats, will be focused on mats made only with geosynthetics (no organic materials).
Foam plastic insulation initially was used as an accessory to vinyl siding, but has gradually evolved into a separate product category, with the insulation being integrated into the final product.
A new ASTM guide provides an overview of the steps needed in an interlaboratory study to obtain precision and bias statements, particularly as they relate to standards for petroleum products.
A newly approved ASTM copper standard focuses on the mechanical properties of machining brasses.
Proposed ASTM standards for aerosol products and artists pastels are among the current activities of Subcommittee D01.57 on Artist Paints and Related Materials...
Public policy decisions on rare earth materials will have an influence on industry & affect future standardization efforts. Acknowledging this importance, ASTM International Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials has formed a new subcommittee
A proposed new ASTM standard will provide a nondestructive test for stored equipment to be evaluated for continued suitability over time.
In a quest for lighter, more crash-resistant and fuel-efficient vehicles, the automobile and steel industries are developing steel sheets that have higher alloy content, and thus more complex hardening mechanisms, than sheets currently being used.
Will Offer Development of Product Category Rules and Verification of Environmental Product Declarations
La Dirección General de Normas y Sistemas de Calidad (DIGENOR) has outlined the success of its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASTM International and its use of ASTM standards in a recent annual report. DIGENOR and ASTM signed the MOU in 2009.
ASTM International and the National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (NISIT), the national standards body of Papua New Guinea, signed a memorandum of understanding in September.
London will be the site of the 2012 fall meeting of the ASTM International board of directors. The ASTM board meetings, as well as other events, will take place Oct. 14-17, 2012.
ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing has presented the William C. Cullen Award to Peter Kalinger, technical director at the Canadian Roofing Contractors’ Association in Gloucester, Ontario...
An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, ASTM D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations.
ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals has an ongoing commitment to help the oil field industries adopt and use state-of-the-art techniques to control corrosion.
The Palestine Standards Institution (PSI) reports that it has adopted several ASTM International standards over the past year. PSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASTM in 2005.
ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response has approved several standards for in-situ burning.
To facilitate the development and use of sustainable manufacturing processes, ASTM International’s Committee E60 on Sustainability has created a new subcommittee, E60.13 on Sustainable Manufacturing.
ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging will hold its next meeting on Sept. 26-27, 2012, at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain.
The increase in the number of floor care products in the marketplace that employ wet extraction cleaning systems is the leading factor in the development of a standard that describes a laboratory test for the cleaning effectiveness of such systems.
A proposed new ASTM International test method will combine existing in-house methods for dirt pick-up resistance for architectural paints and stains in an effort to standardize testing for dirt repellency throughout the industry.
A proposed ASTM standard will be useful in covering the level of defects that exist in hot rolled rod coil.
ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has presented the Frank W. Reinhart and Henry Kuhlmann Award to Larry Petroff, a consultant based near Athens, Ga., for his outstanding contributions to plastic pipe standardization.
A newly formed ASTM International subcommittee will address the growing need for consensus standards in the dynamic, energy-related field of hydraulic fracturing.
The proposed standard will measure the amount of energy being absorbed by a protective accessory or garment when compared to no protection at all.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide guidance for the installation and use of factory fabricated geomembrane panels at job sites.
Recent years have seen the introduction of new materials in the production of bituminous mixtures & liquid asphalt binders.
Purified terephthalic acid, often known simply as PTA, is in high demand as the key raw material for the manufacture of polyester fiber, resin and film.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved a new federal mandatory safety standard for play yards that incorporates provisions of ASTM International standard F406, Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards.
It happens all too often: a driver suddenly loses control of a car, sending it into a storefront or other pedestrian area. Property damage and serious injuries, sometimes fatal, can result from these accidents.
A new ASTM International standard provides a much-needed methodology for determining the shelf life of various attributes of endovascular devices.
While polyethylene pipe has been used in mining applications for years, there is currently a need for standards to ensure the adequate performance of PE pipe in difficult conditions, such as high load and acid or alkali environments.
ASTM International, known worldwide for its 13,000+ technical standards and its thousands of related publications, is launching two new journals: Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ACEM) and Materials Performance and Characterization (MPC).
ASTM International Subcommittee E06.77 on High-Rise Building External Evacuation Devices is seeking interested parties to join in the upcoming review of ASTM E2513, Specification for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Platform Rescue Systems.
Accidents involving the handling of annealed glass have heightened interest in standards that could improve safety in the glass industry.
A new standard for determining the silicon content in gasoline and other products has been approved by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants.
Anne Goldman, vice president of consumer research at ACCE International in Mississauga, Ontario, has received the David R. Peryam Award from ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products.
A new ASTM International standard that will help ensure the accurate use of micrometers in the measurement of a type of steel sheet has been developed and approved by ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products.
The state of Rhode Island now requires that children’s jewelry manufactured after Dec. 18, 2012, conforms to the requirements of ASTM standard F2923-11, Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry.
A new ASTM International standard will aid in the selection of lightweight aggregate best suited for use in the design and construction of vegetative roof systems.
A continuing interest among road authorities to improve highway safety has led to efforts to improve wet-night visibility of pavement markings, including a new ASTM International standard.
Research and field experience have shown that fines free of clay and other harmful materials can be non-detrimental, and even beneficial, for concrete properties.
ASTM International, in support of recent public-private dialogues (particularly those hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy) on the management of rare earth minerals, will be hosting an organizational meeting...
During the June European Union Sustainable Energy Week, ASTM International hosted a workshop on Sustainable Products and Their Importance to Green Buildings: A Focus on Standards and Certification.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide an important process step to be used in the manufacture of protein-based drugs, such as antibodies and fusion proteins, made to inactivate retroviruses.
At the request of US Lacrosse, ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities is developing a proposed new standard that will specifically cover headgear used in women’s lacrosse.
Stephen J. Boros, technical director at the Plastics Pipe Institute in Irving, Texas, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems.
ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock has presented the Award of Merit to Jack Touseull, geological engineer at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, in Lakewood, Colo.
Anthony E. Fiorato, Ph.D., P.E., a consultant and executive director of the Slag Cement Association, Barrington, Ill., has been honored with the ASTM International 2012 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award
ASTM International has announced that ASTM Subcommittee E10.01 on Radiation Processing: Dosimetry and Applications has been reorganized as ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing.
The creation of new nickel base alloys in pipe and tube forms, used in the oil and power industries, was the driving force for developing a new ASTM International standard...
While artist paints have been the focus of many standards for fine art materials, a new ASTM standard is devoted to something that gets used before the paint: acrylic dispersion ground, a liquid applied as a coating to prepare surfaces for paint.
A new ASTM International specification is the first standard to identify the protocols necessary to blend mid-level ethanol fuels at the terminal and retail level that equal the fuel quality and performance expected from fuels meeting other...
ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics is currently developing a new standard, ASTM WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics.
Buyers & sellers of road and paving materials will be the primary users of a proposed standard being developed by Subcommittee D04.94 on Statistical Procedures & Evaluation of Data, part of ASTM International Committee D04 on Road & Paving Materials.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires that operators of nuclear power plants measure the amount of the radionuclide carbon-14 in their gaseous effluents. A proposed new ASTM standard will aid plants in making these measurements.
ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has presented the Award of Merit to James J. Simnick, Ph.D., technical advisor in the Global Fuels Technology Department at BP America Inc. in Naperville, Ill.
James C. Strong, associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in Emeryville, Calif., has received the Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing.
Chairman and Manager of ASTM Additive Manufacturing Committee Win RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award
ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys has presented the Award of Merit and title of fellow to Theodore J. Engle, product development manager at Revere Copper Products, Rome, N.Y.
Lance R. Lewand, director of the Insulating Materials Laboratory at Doble Engineering Co., Watertown, Mass., has received the Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM International Committee D27 on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases.
Many manufacturers have their own methods for testing adhesives for carpet or resilient or wood floor coverings.
ASTM International has published a new standard in response to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that seven deaths have resulted from infants strangling in monitor cords when the cord has been placed too close to a crib.
A proposed new standard will provide coating guidance for plants seeking to repair or replace buried pipe.
Ten standards developed by ASTM International Committee D19 on Water have been included in a final rule published in the Code of Federal Regulations by the U.S. EPA to approve methods for measuring regulated pollutants in wastewater.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to test the propensity of athletic eye and face protection to fog during a sporting event.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide planning guidance for helping those with disabilities in a disaster or emergency situation.
John R. Hubbling, manager of Laboratory Services at the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in St. Paul, Minn., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee D19 on Water.
ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics has presented the Award of Merit to Mark Lavach, manager of applications development and technical services in the Functional Additives Division at Arkema Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.
ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has presented the Award of Merit to Michael Katcher, manager, codes and standards, at Haynes International, Kokomo, Ind.
While there are many commercially available stormwater treatment products currently on the market, there is no universal testing standard that would allow the performance of these products to be accurately compared.
In many testing laboratories, it can be necessary to qualify a new test method, instrument or lab itself with respect to one or more performance characteristics.
A new ASTM International standard provides the necessary background and describes the step-by-step process for analyzing nondestructive testing hit/miss data resulting from a probability of detection (POD) examination...
proposed new ASTM International standard describes a method for calculating the length of time that a non-fuel mineral commodity can be extracted from its reserves and resources, for purposes of environmental product declarations & life cycle analyses.
ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood has approved a new standard, ASTM D7746, Practice for Calculating the Superimposed Load on Wood-Frame Floor-Ceiling Assemblies for Standard Fire Resistance Tests.
A recently approved ASTM International standard will be used by neutron imaging facilities, particularly those that are setting up neutron tomography imaging systems.
A new ASTM International standard provides information and guidelines for the selection and installation of drainage systems media that are used with waterproofing systems.
Technical experts from small and medium-sized companies comprise more than half of the individuals participating in developing ASTM International standards, according to internal research conducted by ASTM...
A new ASTM International standard fills an industry need for damage resistance testing of sandwich constructions, a common composite structural configuration.
Joe S. Robbins III, CEO of Arizona Desert Testing LLC in Wittmann, Ariz., has received ASTM International’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities, the Award of Merit...
F. Robert Setlak, a metallurgical engineering consultant based in Orland Park, Ill., has received the Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys.
F. Robert Setlak, a metallurgical engineering consultant based in Orland Park, Ill., has received the Award of Merit from ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys.
Trampoline parks are one of the fastest growing segments of the attractions industry. In the last year, the popularity of trampoline parks has risen dramatically and new facilities are opening almost weekly.
Static and Dynamic Spinal Implants: Are We Evaluating Them Appropriately? is a collection of 21 peer-reviewed papers now available from ASTM International.
A new publication features 76 of the latest ASTM specifications, test methods, practices and guides for minimizing soil erosion and controlling sediment delivery to lakes, streams and other receiving water bodies.
ASTM International has published a collection of 40 peer-reviewed papers that were first presented at the 18th International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress.
ASTM International’s new online compilation, ASTM Standards for Green Meetings, provides all eight ASTM green meeting standards in one convenient resource.
ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has presented the Award of Merit to Kevin J. Bly, senior chemist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. in Annandale, N.J.
Daniel S. Zechmeister, executive director of the Masonry Institute of Michigan, Southfield, Mich., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.
Current members of ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and other interested parties, are invited to join a new C01 subcommittee, C01.98 on Sustainability Assessment.
A new ASTM standard will serve as a complete and authoritative practice for building enclosure commissioning.
Proposed ASTM Honeybee Larvae Standard to Determine Effect of Transgenic Crops
The proposed standard will apply to any asset (including a facility, natural resource or event) requiring security against vehicular attack, according to Paul Bulten, product director, Ameristar Fence Products, and an E54 member.
Jeffrey Goldfinger, director of business development at L-3 Interstate Electronics, San Diego, Calif., has received ASTM International’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities, the Award of Merit.
The new CD provides 40 key standards for anyone involved with the sampling and analysis of crude oils after they are produced and stabilized, and is a useful companion to ASTM Manual 68, Crude Oils: Their Sampling, Analysis and Evaluation.
ASTM International has released a new compilation, ASTM Paint and Coating Standards, on CD-ROM. The collection provides a useful tool for personnel working in the field of coatings and allied products.
A new compilation, STP 1531, Mobile Bearing Total Knee Replacement, is now available from ASTM International.
ASTM International has released a new compilation, STP 1534, Film and Nucleate Boiling Processes.
A new compilation, STP 1541, Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It, is now available from ASTM International.
Manufacturers and developers of architectural coatings will be the primary users of a new ASTM International standard, ASTM D7786, Test Method for Determining Enamel Holdout.
Slats inserted into chain link fences can provide up to 95 percent more privacy and enhance the aesthetic appeal of a fence. A proposed new ASTM International specification will answer the need for better standardization of these privacy slats.
ASTM International - National Institute of Building Sciences MOA Puts Focus on Building Enclosures
Forty-six ASTM International standards covering various aspects of building construction are cited in the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC).
A new test method is the latest in a series of ASTM International standards being developed to address the protection of exterior portions of structures during fires.
Low frequency radio frequency identification transponders have become a common means of acquiring data at livestock collection points, such as markets, feed yards and packing plants.
Wet propane can cause operational issues in customer equipment and in downstream processes for refineries, producers, pipeline operators, terminals and chemical plants.
According to Vesta Garcia, executive director, Baby Carrier Industry Alliance, and an F15.21 member, ASTM F2907 will provide manufacturers with the means to double-check that they are creating and selling the safest possible sling carriers.
A new ASTM International test method that provides standardization for a long-used test will aid in the use and evolution of geotextile bag technology.
ASTM International’s new Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) on Petroleum Coke provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool...
Standards Cover Planning and Management of Environmentally Sustainable Events
ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems is currently working on a series of proposed new standards for polyethylene pipe fittings.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will allow for a rapid and highly repeatable determination of chlorine in coal and coke through X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.
ASTM International Committee F14 on Fences welcomes participation in the development of a proposed new standard, ASTM WK36054, Guide for Anchoring Steel Fence and Gate Posts in Lieu of Concrete Footings.
ASTM C1752, Guide for Measuring Physical and Rheological Properties of Radioactive Solutions, Slurries and Sludges, was developed by Subcommittee C26.13 on Spent Fuel & High Level Waste, part of ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
ASTM International Committee E21 on Space Simulation and Applications of Space Technology is requesting input on upcoming revisions for two standards under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee E21.05 on Contamination.
ASTM WK35985, Practice for Sustainable Laundry Best Management Practices, is being developed by Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles.
A recent revision to an ASTM International property management systems standard provides clarity on the use of the word “inventory” and allows for the electronic verification of assets within an organization.
For several years, ASTM International Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics has been preserving military sampling standards no longer supported by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Discover the latest research on biobased and other environmentally acceptable (EA) lubricants in a new compilation, STP 1521, Testing and Use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants, now available from ASTM International.
Many children (and adults) love trains, and now an ASTM subcommittee has turned its attention to trains as well
Continuous friction measurement equipment (CFME) used to determine skid resistance is the focus of a proposed new ASTM International standard.
ASTM International standards are prominently featured in the Final Guidance for the Evaluation and Mitigation of Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air (Vapor Intrusion Guidance),
Updates Address Heavy Metals, Compositing, Bath Toy Projections and More
Formalizing a method for making a cylindrical specimen of roller-compacted concrete in a gyratory compactor is the primary purpose of a proposed new ASTM International standard.
A new ASTM International standard provides a test method for measuring volatiles from acrylate resins, which will allow suppliers to list emissions information on material safety data sheets.
A new publication available from ASTM International provides the latest information on the proper application of ASTM standards for soil compaction for various earthworks.
proposed new ASTM International standard will provide a comprehensive way to evaluate building materials and assemblies for use in below-base flood elevation construction.
A total of 79 comprehensive chapters written by experts in their various fields reflect the new and updated technologies within the paint and coating industry in the 16 years since the last edition was published.
Compiled from more than 15 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, this new edition provides all of the standards developed by ASTM International Committee F16 on Fasteners, as well as the most commonly referenced documents.
Committee D15 on Engine Coolants has presented Aleksei Gershun,Ph.D., technical fellow at Prestone Products Corp. in Danbury, Conn., with the Award of Merit...
A proposed new ASTM International guide will standardize sensory practices currently being used in the oral care products industry.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will make it possible for those in the paintball industry to create low-impact games for potential paintball players who might like to try the sport but are initially intimidated by its intensity.
Terms that are commonly used to describe defects or abnormalities found in different types of polymer pellets have now been collected in a standard developed by ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics.
New functionalities in a particular group of orthopedic spinal devices will be addressed in a proposed new ASTM standard.
ASTM Subcommittee F15.18 on Cribs, Toddler Beds, Play Yards, Cradles and Changing Tables was among the five recipients of the new Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award, an honor given for the first time by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will simplify the process of photovoltaic system acceptance and help reduce the cost associated with negotiating a PV system purchase.
can a consumer know for certain what “tender” means? A new ASTM International standard provides guidance for the use of the word “tender” in the description of products for the meat supply chain.
Increasing interest in the various uses of electrical contacts is the leading impetus for the development of a proposed new standard, ASTM WK34423, Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Palladium-Cobalt Alloy for Engineering Use.
In an initiative to cooperate in knowledge sharing about ASTM International in Latin America, ASTM has signed a letter of cooperation with the Alliance for Training and Research Infrastructure for the Development of Mexico (Alliance FiiDEM).
A proposed ASTM standard will provide polyurethane raw material suppliers, customers and developers with a useful practice for setting up gel tests to determine the reactivity of materials
ASTM International has launched a revamped online version of its flagship magazine, Standardization News (SN). The magazine’s new website,is available free to all visitors.
A new voluntary ASTM International bicycle standard, developed to assist manufacturers in testing trailer cycles, intended to be pulled behind bicycles, has been approved by ASTM International.
A new ASTM International standard will be used by the jewelry industry to establish a harmonized guideline for manufacturing children’s jewelry products
A new ASTM International practice standardizes a geoelectric method used to detect potential leaks in exposed electrically isolating membranes in the field in containment applications
A watertight septic system ensures its integrity, and demonstrating that integrity is important because such systems have over time become more complex, expensive and critical to both system owners and to the environment
A new ASTM International standard will become a central document for designers, producers and consumers involved in additive manufacturing
Sealant manufacturers will use a new ASTM International standard to evaluate new products and changes to these products due to exposure to weather
A new ASTM International standard will be referenced by the International Cyanide Management Code as a guide to ASTM standards related to cyanide management.
Manufacturers of fixed wing light sport aircraft are required to revise their POHs for new production airplanes in accordance with these new standards by no later than Nov.12, 2011.
A proposed new ASTM International standard will cover procedures for assessing the integrity of concrete in cast-in-place deep foundation elements such as bored piles, drilled shafts and auger cast piles.
ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials and Alternative Control Agents has approved its fourth standard on biofilms.
ASTM Subcommittee is currently developing the last two of a series of standards designed to support quality standards for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles being developed by SAE International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ASTM International and ISO Sign PSDO Agreement
The present edition of the ASTM E1557, Classification of Building Elements and Related Sitework – UNIFORMAT II, is due for its next five-yearly re-ballot in 2014.
A new ASTM International standard will provide an industrywide practice for inspecting long lengths of above ground steel pipework using guided wave testing.
ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, which produces global safety standards for the amusement industry, will be holding three days of meetings from Oct. 13-15, 2011 at the Valley Ho Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This unique new resource covers a large selection of finished products, ingredients, packaging and chemicals used in the development, production and storage of consumer products.
According to a recent annual report, Peru’s Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual has adopted several ASTM International standards though the ASTM Memorandum of Understanding Program (MOU).
ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices is currently developing a proposed standard that covers needle penetration force.
ASTM Standards on Indoor Air Quality, 4th Edition, features a comprehensive collection of standards that offer the latest data for establishing consistent and reliable methods for the sampling and analysis of indoor air quality.
ASTM Standards on Environmental Sampling, 4th Edition, features 135 of the latest ASTM standards emphasizing the importance of sampling techniques used to collect samples in the field.
There are currently several uses of alloy UNS R56320 in surgical applications and implants, but the only ASTM surgical standard for the alloys covers tubing. A proposed new ASTM standard will reflect the more widespread use of UNS R56320.
A new ASTM International test method will provide an effective screening method to identify magnets that are subject to excessive corrosion in high humidity environments.
A proposed new standard being developed by ASTM International Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers will provide guidance to assist in the required testing of live-line tools.
Subcommittee F32.03 on Personnel, Training and Education is currently at work on several proposed standards.
Use of internally cured concrete in construction is the subject of a new standard under development by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates: ASTM Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete.
ASTM International Committee E35 on Pesticides, Antimicrobials and Alternative Control Methods invites all interested parties to join a new task group on biorationals.
ASTM Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbons and Nonhydrocarbon Gases in Gaseous Mixtures by Gas Chromatography, is under development by ASTM Subcommittee D03.07 on Analysis of Chemical Composition of Gaseous Fuels.
A new ASTM guide standardizes a useful, fast and easy way to collect infrared spectra of non-aqueous liquid paints right out of the can. ASTM D7588, Guide for FT-IR Fingerprinting of a Non-Aqueous Liquid Paint as Supplied in the Manufacturer’s Container.
A new standard, ASTM G207, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, facilitates calibration of solar sensors used in accelerated testing under simulated sunlight and outdoor weathering tests.
New ASTM E2768, Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (30 Min. Tunnel Test) provides a more detailed and complete description of a test protocol that has been used for more than 40 years.
ASTM International’s Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) on Petroleum Products and Lubricants provide participating laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool.
ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has presented the ASTM Award of Merit to Craig W. Hudson of Emporium, Pa.
A meeting will be held on Aug. 10, 2011, to establish a task group within ASTM Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications to complete the drafting of two performance standards for chemical vapor detectors...
Lyle Zardiackas, Ph.D. has received the ASTM International Award of Merit for his outstanding leadership and high productivity in fostering the development of surgical implant standards in ASTM Committee F04 for Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices.
Renewable fuels can now be blended with conventional commercial and military jet (or gas turbine) fuel through requirements in the newly issued edition of ASTM D7566-11, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons.