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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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ASTM Technical Journals

Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistics, or other topics, it can find a place in one of ASTM International’s four technical journals; the journals detail original research and work in testing and evaluation, materials performance, and geotechnical and civil engineering. ...

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Statistical Prediction Intervals

What considerations are there with statistical prediction intervals when the underlying distribution... READ MORE »

Rare Earth Elements

Rare earth elements and rare earth materials are common in a wide variety of products, from cell pho... READ MORE »

Global Collaboration

For several years, ASTM International has worked to raise greater awareness of its standards and oth... READ MORE »

Outreach: In Support of Members Around the Globe

In 2001, when the ASTM board of directors decided to change the name of this organization from the A... READ MORE »

Environmentally Friendly Meetings Move to Center Stage

Thanks to work by ASTM International Subcommittee E60.02 on Hospitality, a set of ASTM standards now... READ MORE »

ASTM Membership: From Student to Professional

In 2002, I was on my way to getting my degree in materials engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico ... READ MORE »

Robert's Rules of Order

Come to an ASTM International meeting with an understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order and you hav... READ MORE »

Do Businesses Really Need Standards?

Do businesses really need standards and conformity assessment?... READ MORE »

Of SI and Standards

Whether current versions of time-honored standards such as specifications for steel tee rails and ce... READ MORE »

It's What We Do

ASTM International standards are synonymous with quality and relevance. We know that. And we know th... READ MORE »