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A Guide to Building Energy Performance

A lot of attention is being paid to improving the energy efficiency of gas-guzzling vehicles, the... more

Industry Sectors:

Construction | Environment

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Parachute Standard Helps Recover Small Planes

A new ASTM International standard outlines minimum requirements for designing, manufacturing, and installing emergency parachute systems that help... more
Industry Sectors: 
Transportation

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A Journey Starts with a Roundtable

As I mentioned a few months ago in this column, ASTM International is spending time in 2020 to focus on diversity and inclusion. Already, a cross-... more

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Protective Jackets for Insulation Equipment

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to help engineers who use water-resistant protective jackets to encase thermal insulation. The... more
Industry Sectors: 
Construction

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Standards and the Growth of Electric Vehicles

According to the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, 1.3 billion passenger vehicles drove the world’s roads in 2018. Of... more
Industry Sectors: 
Transportation

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SEI Launches Metal Detector Certification Program

The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), an affiliate of ASTM International, has launched a certification program for hand-worn and handheld metal... more
Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials

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Cannabis Facility Security

Three new ASTM International standards aim to support security for cannabis businesses. The standards cover video surveillance systems, access... more
Industry Sectors: 
Medical

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8 Standards for the Air We Breathe

Humanity’s concerns over the negative effects of air pollution have existed for centuries. In A.D. 61, the Roman statesman Seneca wrote about “the... more
Industry Sectors: 
Environment