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Modern Alchemy

Since 2005, an ASTM technical committee has been developing nanotechnology standards to meet the needs of regulatory agencies, industry and consumers.... more


Guiding Innovation

For a century, one ASTM technical committee has helped steer the modern evolution of the ancient construction material known as gypsum.... more


Invest in Your Lab

How laboratory accreditation and ASTM proficiency programs connect in pursuing and maintaining excellence in testing.... more

Plain Talk

What's in a Word?

An Interview with James A. Thomas

ASTM is diverse and open — on a grand scale. James A. Thomas reflects on how the organization has evolved while remaining true to removing barriers to participation.... more


ASTM International Standard Used for U.S. Drywall Act

An ASTM International standard for gypsum board was recently cited in the U.S. Federal Register as part of the Drywall Safety Act of 2012.... more

Standards and Competitiveness

Safety and Quality: Assured

Standards are integral in the product life cycle at building product manufacturer USG. ... more


Plastics Composting at Home

A proposed ASTM International standard will help environmentally conscious consumers who are interested in purchasing and composting biodegradable materials in their homes and backyards.... more


Oil Spill Emulsfication Predictions

Information gleaned from the testing described in the proposed standard will lead to more effective oil spill recovery.... more


Secure Ceilings

A new ASTM standard covers the ability of a ceiling structure in a correctional facility to withstand a physical assault.... more


Finally! Jet Packs!

A proposed ASTM standard will provide guidelines and procedures for the operation, maintenance and inspection of water-propelled jet packs and associated equipment.... more

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