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Improving Laundry Packet Safety

A new ASTM standard details safety instructions for labeling and packaging individually-wrapped liquid detergent laundry packets.... more

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Your Leadership Connection

Leadership and standards setting go hand in hand.... more


Durably Catching Rays

A new ASTM standard will increase durability of solar energy equipment by screening out potential building materials that degrade quickly when exposed to ultraviolet radiation.... more


ASTM Member Address FICEM Technical Conference

ASTM member Dale Bentz of NIST addressed the FICEM Technical Congress on September 1 in Mexico City.... more


Global Policy Vice President Joins Discussion at U.S. Patent and Trade Office

ASTM's vice president of global policy and industry affairs participated in a discussion on intellectual property protection at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office of Policy and International Affairs.... more


Next Generation Nuclear Power

Ceramic matrix composites are suitable for nuclear power plants because they exhibit low thermal expansion, resist degradation from irradiation and retain mechanical properties at elevated temperatures under high pressure.... more


Plastics in the Sea

A new standard provides better understanding of plastic biodegradability in marine environments. ... more


Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma is used in orthopedics, sports medicine and other medical fields to promote healing and tissue regeneration. ... more


Safe from High Voltage

A proposed standard would be used to prevent cranes, utility trucks and other equipment from contacting high voltage power lines.... more


Assessing Unwanted Moisture

A new standard provides two questionnaires that can be used to assess elevated moisture and moisture-conducive conditions in commercial buildings. ... more

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