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Small Group Product Evaluations

Small group evaluations can be useful to any company that is attempting to evaluate products or potential products. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK46357, Guide for Best Practices for Small Group Product Evaluations, will provide sensory professionals with a guide to set up small group evaluations that will meet objectives in the most unbiased manner possible....

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Leather Finish Stability

If a leather article such as a shoe or a glove were left next to a heater for an extended period of ... READ MORE »

Vinyl Siding Color and Appearance

Color and appearance are two of the leading qualities that a homeowner looks for when considering vi... READ MORE »

Practices for Parasailing

Although it is a relatively young ASTM subcommittee, F24.65, part of ASTM International Committee F2... READ MORE »

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 »