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International Standards on Zinc Discussed this November in Orlando

All those interested in the development of international zinc standards are encouraged to attend the meetings of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 18 on Zinc and Zinc Alloys in Orlando, Fla., hosted during ASTM Committee Week, Nov. 15-17 at the Omni Rosen Hotel. Membership is not required to attend.

Three subgroups will meet at the hotel prior to the convening of ISO TC 18 on Nov. 17, to forward the development and/or revision of international zinc standards.
-- SC 1 on Analytical Methods and Sampling meets Nov. 15. (Begin and end times will be available closer to meeting date.) SC1 is reviewing numerous standards for analytical chemical methods and sampling to gain an international consensus on these methods, and when appropriate, to arrange for worldwide interlaboratory testing to qualify these methods.
-- SC 2 on Zinc Casting
Alloys and Ingot meets Nov. 15. SC2 is developing a revision to ISO 301 on Zinc Casting Alloy Ingot to update the last revision in 1981. Following this effort, a separate standard covering zinc alloy castings will be developed.
-- SC 3 on Primary Zinc meets Nov. 16. SC3 has drafted a revision to ISO 752 on Primary Zinc.

This revision is intended to contain grades of primary zinc used worldwide and will be the first standard to integrate and harmonize zinc standards used in the various major regions of the world on an international basis.

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is organizing the meeting through two subgroups of ASTM Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys:
-- B02.95 on International Zinc Standards, chaired by Steve Ash, Big River Zinc, Ill.; and
-- B02.95.01, U.S. TAG to ISO TC 18 on Zinc and Zinc Alloys, chaired by Richard Lynch, Lynch & Associates, Inc., NJ.

The chairmen invite zinc stakeholders to make their voice count by participating in these groups.

For further technical information, contact Steve Ash, Big River Zinc Corp., Rt. 3 & Monsanto Ave., Sauget, IL 62201 (618/274-5000, ext. 113; fax: 618/274-4444); or Richard Lynch, Lynch and Associates, 377 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481-2128 (201/891-8399; fax: 201/891-8398). For meeting arrangements, contact Tim Brooke, ASTM (610/832-9729). //

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