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ASTM International - Heat Induction Treatment of Metal - New standard

A new ASTM International standard will help those who both provide and use induction-heat treatment to strengthen metals. While guides and specifications already exist to qualify standard heat treating furnaces, this new standard will be the first generally accepted guide for qualification of induction heat treating, which heats metal electronically by passing it through a series of coil... (read more)

ASTM International - Improved Concrete Production

A new ASTM International standard will help with efforts to enhance the cement content in concrete while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions during production.

The new specification (C1797, Specification for Ground Calcium Carbonate and Aggregate Mineral Fillers for Use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on concrete and concrete... (read more)

ASTM International - New Standard Will Boost Sustainable Manufacturing

A new ASTM standard will help manufacturers incorporate more sustainable practices into production. The new standard, developed by ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, will ultimately help companies reduce costs, improve quality, incorporate best practices, and more. (read more)

ASTM International - One Standard Can Help Define Your Business

How an ASTM standard was critical to the growth of an important market served by metal producer Applied Process

BY Kathy Hayrynen

Since 1984, the Applied Process Companies have promoted the use of austempered ductile iron – a heat treated cast iron with exceptional strength, toughness and wear resistance. In the early days of the company, it was challenging to sell a... (read more)

ASTM International - ASTM and the Benefits of Collaboration

Small Is BigSmall and Medium Sized Enterprises, ASTM and the Benefits of Collaboration

By Cicely Enright

At ASTM, small is big.

Small and medium sized enterprises, which make major contributions to economic growth and job creation around the world, also contribute to their industries through the standards they help develop. The ASTM–SME synergy benefits its par... (read more)

ASTM International - Compliance with Standards Aids Marketing

How standards impact testing equipment manufactured by global SME Elcometer.

By John Fletcher

Most of the equipment in Elcometer’s product line complies with standards, so ASTM test methods, guides and practices are important to both our customers and the usability of our products. Customers need to be confident that they can use Elcometer inspection and test equipmen... (read more)

ASTM International - Ethanol as a Cooking Fuel

A first-of-its-kind standard from ASTM International aims to support the introduction of ethanol as a cooking fuel, a step that will help people in developing countries access and use a safer alternative to wood, charcoal and other traditional fuels.

Each year, millions of people get sick or die due to household air pollution from cooking with traditional fuels such as wood or cha... (read more)