White Papers


As one of the world's leading standards developers, ASTM International staff create white papers on timely topics that advance important concepts for the global standardization community.


Standards Development: Enabling Manufacturing Innovation and Accelerating Commercialization

The innovation and standards development communities must continue to partner on developing both standards and technology roadmaps in concert to ensure a clear strategy for enabling manufacturing innovation and accelerating commercialization.


Strengthening Transatlantic Trade Through a Common Understanding on Standards

This paper explains significant challenges related to the differences in the U.S. and European approaches to standards development. Then it offers suggestions for greater cooperation, innovation, and joint leadership.