US TAG to ISO/TC 35 Paints and Varnishes (SC 9 and SC 10)

    TAG Administrator:

    ASTM International, as a premier developer of international standards, works to coordinate the efforts of our membership with those of other regional and international organizations such as CEN and ISO. As part of this effort, Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings holds the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 35 Subcommittee 9 on General Test Methods for Paints and Varnishes and Subcommittee 10 on Test Methods for Binders for Paints and Varnishes. Since companies in the paint industry rely on a series of standards from multiple organizations to meet their global objectives ASTM supports the US TAG. This ensures we have a strong voice in ISO and are able to coordinate the global standards development efforts. Much of this effort is focused on ensuring that there is no duplication of internationally accepted standards already in existence.