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Our everyday lives are impacted by the work of dozens of ASTM International technical committees that develop standards for products such as paint, soaps and detergents, textiles, snow skis and more. 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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Testing the Safety of Polished Floors

Whether in an office building or on a basketball court, the safety of a polished floor is crucial to... READ MORE »

Strategic Standardization

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

Architecture and Building Science Education in North America

When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a consequence, ... 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 »

Fleet Management

Successfully managing a fleet of any kind of vehicle ­— whether they are cars, trucks, boats, air... READ MORE »

Safe and Fit

Lace up your work boots and chances are that ASTM standards are at work to prevent a cut or a bruise... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

Ensuring Product Quality for Billion Dollar Brands

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is a global manufacturer of personal care, professional care and medical produc... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »