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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 »

Welcome to Net-Zero

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to n... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

AASHTO and ASTM Partner in Transportation Portal

A vehicle moves along an interconnected transportation system. It’s the bridge over the local cree... READ MORE »

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his c... READ MORE »

Small Group Product Evaluations

Small group evaluations can be useful to any company that is attempting to evaluate products or pote... READ MORE »

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 »

Practices for Parasailing

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