Standardization News

“The Wrong Trousers” is a 1993 British animated film starring the stop-motion characters of Wallace and Gromit. In it, Wallace comes into the possession of a pair of so-called “techno trousers,”... read more

For organizations in 2021, diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives are important to keep up with industry trends and workplace needs. But for Heidi Turley, ASTM International’s vice... read more

For more than 120 years, ASTM International has committed and recommitted itself to the principles of an international standards organization available to all — anyone, anywhere — as a forum to... read more

The world has seen many new words enter the lexicon since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with terms that may have baffled us a year ago becoming part of our everyday language. We’ve learned that a “... read more

Each season brings occurrences of extreme weather around the world: Spain paralyzed by the heaviest snowstorm in recent history; California experiencing the worst wildfires on record; the Atlantic... read more

Consider for a moment a scenario in which safe, habitable structures must be built as quickly as possible: in the midst of a refugee crisis, for instance, or following a natural disaster like a... read more

In a commercial airplane, everything that’s brought on board increases the flying weight of the craft and therefore, the amount of fuel that it uses. Luggage, passengers, cans of soda: it all adds... read more

Since UHMWPE — ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene — came into regular medical use, the medical world has not looked back. 

Decades later, with a few significant changes, the material... read more

On Sept. 15, 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israel, and Bahrain signed an agreement known as the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement. Among other things, the agreement aims to “acknowledge the... read more

Preventing infection and disease transmission has been a primary goal of the global medical community for many years, particularly with regard to the medical equipment and devices used... read more