Andy Kireta became president of ASTM International on May 1, 2024. Formerly president of the Copper Development Association (…

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Few household products are as ubiquitous as the vacuum cleaner. That’s one reason…

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Waterparks become a popular destination as summer approaches in the Northern hemisphere. From waterslides and wave pools to log flumes and inner tube rides, amusement parks provide a wide range of…

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Amusement rides are entering the “EST” economy: tallest, fastest, highest, biggest. That’s according to amusement ride expert Franceen Gonzales, who spoke on the latest episode of ASTM…

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Global Business Development and Innovation

Standardization Impact Report

The Global Business Development Team continues work on the ASTM Standardization Impact Report, which…

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In 1984, Kathie Morgan left her ASTM International job interview convinced she wouldn’t be getting the position. During the interview, James A. Thomas, then vice president of standards development…

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For the average consumer, what coats a spoon, screw, or door handle makes little difference. As long as the item doesn’t rust or corrode, most people never consider how or why a metal product…

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“Embodied energy” sounds like one of those free-floating blobs you sometimes see in older science-fiction movies. But it’s actually a straightforward concept that attempts to quantify the total…

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Most homeowners are familiar with the standard residential home inspection that is typically a part of the buying process. A third-party inspector is hired to look over the home and its major…

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