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The diverse roles of chemicals in modern science and industry - their use in plastics, pesticides, adhesives, catalysts and more - are reflected in ASTM International standards addressing these topics. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. ...

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Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »

Tackling R&D with Standards

It takes good science and advanced technologies to make rubber components that keep appliances, cars... READ MORE »

Watching Paint Dry

When Kenneth Tator founded Kenneth Tator Associates in 1949 — at that time a sole proprietorship o... READ MORE »

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping ... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardiza... READ MORE »

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his c... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priori... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »