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Fabrics to Keep You Warmer

Thermal effusivity is a measure of how a material exchanges heat with another material. Measuring the thermal effusivity of textiles reveals the rate at which a fabric will absorb heat when it first comes in contact with skin. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK43374, Test Method for Measurement of Thermal Effusivity of Fabrics Using a Guarded Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Instrument, will be useful in measuring the thermal properties of textiles....

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Helping Our World Work Better

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Helping Our Brand Work Better

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A Cleaner Energy Future

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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 »

Management of Customer-Owned Property

A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide a holistic approach to subcontractor propert... READ MORE »

Watching Paint Dry

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

An Upward Spiral

It’s always nice to know when you have helped someone else succeed. We here at ASTM International... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

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