Standardization News

Almost everything comes in a package of some sort. Fresh fruits and vegetables are picked into containers ahead of sorting and packaging for sale at a farm market or distribution to food stores... read more
For over 10,000 years, humankind has employed copper in everything from tools to ornamentation. Archeological evidence indicates that ancient Egyptians mined and cast copper for agricultural... read more
It can be easy to take concrete for granted. This versatile building material is so familiar, such an ubiquitous presence in the built environment, that we sometimes stop paying attention.Of course,... read more
Many of us take concrete for granted. As the material that often makes up the very buildings around us, it is easy to go through a given day without giving this material — and the cement used to... read more
While the world may not have fully returned to normal in 2021, it was nonetheless a year of recovery and rebuilding. The real estate market boomed, infrastructure was in the headlines, and new,... read more
The 1970s were a transformational time in terms of U.S. environmental laws. Hazardous waste incidents such as Love Canal in New York had sparked a national outcry over the state of America’s lands... read more
Board ActionsThe board approved the following action: The consolidated financial statements and report of the independent accountants, and the annual review of the finance and audit... read more
Caption: ASTM signed an MoU with NCSL International at a 2017 E11 meeting.The committee on quality and statistics (E11) is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021. Created in 1946, E11 has... read more
Originally formed to administer the legendary Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe following World War II, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today counts 38 countries as... read more
The oldest nondestructive testing (NDT) technique may be thanks to the Romans, who are said to have used oil and flour to discover cracks in marble slabs. Centuries later, the technique of oil and... read more