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Quality assurance makes a difference in all realms of industry and science. ASTM standards on quality and statistics, accreditation and certification, and other relevant subjects help ensure product and process quality. 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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Get the Lead Out

The recent introduction of the new Apple iPhone 6 was an occasion of great joy for tech geeks all over the world. But the effect of frequent technology updates and upgrades on the global waste stream — millions of older cell phones discarded in favor of the latest version — is equally dramatic, albeit less joyful....

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Transition: New ASTM President Selected

As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is ... READ MORE »

Tackling R&D with Standards

It takes good science and advanced technologies to make rubber components that keep appliances, cars... READ MORE »

ASTM Compass

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Helping Our Brand Work Better

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon founder, Je... READ MORE »

Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In ... READ MORE »

A Cleaner Energy Future

A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increas... READ MORE »

Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical commit... READ MORE »

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 »

Watching Paint Dry

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