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Technology, Standards and Today's SDOs

Industry Sectors: 
Standards Development Tips
Historically, standards have come from industry-specific standards setting organizations, especially in the U.S., with its private sector-dominated,... more


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Standards: A View from Korea

Industry Sectors: 
ASTM Headquarters News
With international trade becoming liberalized under the World Trade Organization system and information technology making nations around the world... more


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Buildings, Engineering and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Werner Gumpertz: The intersections are not accidental; they are part of the work. You can’t really separate the two. Standards define material... more


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Standards Opportunities and Challenges

The new Subcommittee on Standards was established under the National Science and Technology Council to promote leadership engagement by the federal... more


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Solar Energy Progresses in the United States

Industry Sectors: 
Energy
Despite the recession, solar is growing. The solar industry saw 37 percent growth in 2009 and supported 17,000 new American jobs that cannot be... more


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Standards in Japan

Industry Sectors: 
Standards Development Tips
The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee and the Japanese Standards Association cooperate with China and Korea in hosting the Northeast Asia... more


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Safer Consumer Products: Interview with CPSC Chair Inez Tenenbaum

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Safety
Inez Tenenbaum discusses safer products for children through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and the collaboration of CPSC and ASTM... more


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Manufacturing and U.S. Competitiveness

Industry Sectors: 
Metals & Materials
Quality
Energy
Medical
Consumer Products
Safety
Chemicals
Environment
Transportation
Construction
An interview with Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness — a coalition that includes leaders from business,... more


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Disney, Amusements and ASTM Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Safety
In your role at Disney, you work to bring advanced technology to the company’s parks and resorts worldwide. What advancements in technology — for... more


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The European Standards Package, An Interview with Malcolm Harbour, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee

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Environment
Quality
Chemicals
Transportation
Construction
Energy
Metals & Materials
Medical
Consumer Products
Safety
Malcolm Harbour, member of the European Parliament, discusses the European standardization system and the standardization package that the committee... more

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