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ASTM International Launches New Efforts, Seeks Input for Copper Standards


ASTM International members are announcing and seeking input on new copper-related standards efforts. 
A group within the copper and copper alloys committee (B05) is considering adding a new alloy (C11040) to the Standard Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate and Rolled Bar (B152/152M-13). For more information, contact task group chairman Horace Pops ( 

Also, the B05 committee is seeking input on the potential withdrawal of the Standard Specification for Hard-Drawn Copper Alloy Wires for Electrical Conductors (B105) this year. Members are encouraged to submit votes, comments, and/or negatives on the ballot. Producers and users of the standard are encouraged to contact task group chairman Jim Michel ( 
After being withdrawn due to ASTM International’s eight-year review regulation, efforts to reinstate a key specification are underway by the committee on analytical chemistry for metals, ores, and related materials (E01). A vote on the Test Method for Determination of Oxygen in Copper and Copper Alloys (E2575-08) took place in 2016, but negative votes need to be addressed before re-balloting. Interested parties should join the committee to participate.
The E01 committee is also working to create a test method for the analysis of copper and copper alloys by wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (WK51383). Volunteers interested in helping should contact Rory Montgomery ( 
The committee is also working on two additional standards:
·       Usage of Handheld LIBS for Identification and Analysis of Metals (WK56484), and
·       Usage of Handheld XRF for Identification and Analysis of Metals (WK56485).
Anyone interested in staying informed on copper standards can become a member or view the full newsletter here
Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel+1.610.832.9602; 
Committee Contact: Jennifer Rodgers, tel+1.610.832.9694; 

Release #10391

August 29, 2017

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