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What's Next

What’s next? It’s a question we ask often. It’s the question that keeps ASTM International in forward motion, keeps it dynamic. More often than... more
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Real Barrier to Trade

Nothing illustrates this more clearly than a recent communication submitted by certain members of the WTO Negotiating Group on Non-Agricultural... more
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Coherence

“In order to avoid the development of conflicting international standards, it is important that international standardizing bodies avoid... more
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Evolution

Standardization is not the vertical operation it used to be, when “silo” technical committees developed standards for use within a single... more
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Right Question

Finding and choosing the right standard may not always be easy, but it’s something people do all the time. There is no secret to making the right... more
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Protecting ASTM's Intellectual Property

ASTM International standards have never been easier to obtain, more affordable or more efficiently delivered than they are today. Thanks to the... more


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Choosing Standards Based on Merit

When I first started writing this column more than 10 years ago, there were several issues that were passionately engaging the world standards... more
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A Business Model that Works

Standards should be free. That’s what some claim. Others say that standards developed for the common good should be free, such as those used in... more
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Heeding History

One of the things behind ASTM International’s success is a simple bit of truth: it serves its members. For 112 years, ASTM has moved forward in... more
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A Partnership in the Public Interest

On Jan. 3, a Congressional bill entitled “The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011,” H.R. 2845, was signed into law... more
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Construction
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