Work Item
ASTM WK74138

New Guide for Using Micro X-ray Fluorescence (-XRF) in Forensic Polymer Examinations

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.


elemental analysis; forensic science; micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; paint; polymers; tape


OSAC committees are actively working on and submitting consensus standards in analyses of trace materials to supplement the few standards currently approved for several trace disciplines, to include polymer examinations.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-14-2020

Technical Contact: Diana Wright