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Feature: The National Institute of Standards and Technology: 100 Years
by James A. Thomas

Feature: The Big E’s: Which One’s Right for the Environment?
by Helen Waldorf

Feature: What’s Next for Biodegradable and Compostable Plastics?
by Steven A. Mojo

Feature: A Formula for Success: Committee E53 on
Property Management Systems
by Pat Picariello

Feature: Activities of the Japanese Standards
Association

by Hiroo Wakai

Insight: ASTM Committee E13 on
Molecular Spectroscopy

by Jerome Workman, Jr.

TECH NEWS
Design of Stone Anchoring Systems
Annual Business Meeting for ASTM Members
Salt Spray Chamber Test
Commercial Packaging of Bearings
Durability of Concrete Pipe and Manholes
ASTM and DIN Standards for Moist SO2 Tests
Interlab Study for Cementitious Panels
Occupational Health and Safety
Evaluation of Antifouling Coatings for Marine Vessels
Test Method Writing Workshop
InterLab Study for Formaldehyde in Melamine Coatings
Lead Acetate Titration Procedure
Pigments and Extenders
Precision of Test Method for Hiding Power of Paint
Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
Self-Compacting Concrete Admixtures
Nanotechnologies and Molecular Polymerics Seminar
Nuclear Processing Subcommittee

Global Notebook:
News on Standardization Around the Nation and the World

People--Member Profile: Harry Farrar

Society News
Dudley Medal Nominees Sought

Calendar of ASTM Meetings

Approved ASTM Standards Actions

Copyright 2001, ASTM

IN THIS ISSUE

Two ASTM standards important to efforts at keeping our environment clean--one established and one under development--are featured in this month's SN. The ASTM standard specification for compostable plastics has been around for two years and has launched a new logo for consumer recognition. The draft Environmental Management Assessment Guide is expected to add an important dimension to self-evaluation programs for compliance with environmental regulations.