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The latest news, technical committee updates, events, and announcements for April 2023.


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MoU Partner AIDSMO Helps Celebrate ASTM's 125th Anniversary

On March 15, at the 58th meeting of the Arab High Committee for Standardization in Morocco, ASTM's James Olshefsky, director of external relations, spoke to distinguished members of AIDSMO along with a gathering of standards development professionals from across the globe. At the event, H.E. Eng. Adel Saqer Al-Saqer, the head of AIDSMO, presented Olshefsky with a gift, along with a cake, to help celebrate ASTM's 125th anniversary.

For more well wishes from ASTM MoU partners and other standards development dignitaries, watch this video playlist.

ASTM Partners with Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

ASTM has announced its formal partnership with the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (also known as the Lead Paint Alliance), jointly led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Learn more.

Registration To Open in June for 2023 Virtual Officers' Training Workshop

From the comfort of your home or office, attend ASTM's 2023 Virtual Officers' Training Workshop on September 25-29. Training modules cover topics such as balloting and handling negative votes, task group chair and technical contact responsibilities, and more. For more information about this no-cost workshop, click here.

Wohlers Report 2023 Now Available

Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, has announced the release of Wohlers Report 2023. This year’s report takes a deep dive into the growth of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, with insights from 10 industry sectors. Learn more.

ASTM Selects Two Engineering Students for Washington Internships (WISE)

ASTM will be sponsoring two student interns as part of the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program this summer. Jean-Luc Theard, a junior at North Carolina State University, and Ryan Alimento, a junior at the University of Southern California, have been selected to take part in the program. For more information, click here.


April 2023 Committee Week
Apr 16-21, Denver, CO: WATCH VIDEO

May 2023 Committee Week
May 7-12, Denver, CO: WATCH VIDEO

June 2023 Committee Week
June 4-9, Denver, CO

D02 June Committee Week
June 25-29, Denver, CO

For updated meeting information, visit


Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers
April 16-19, Denver, CO

Packaging Workshop
Apr 19, Denver, CO

Analytical Methods for Hemp Products as Animal Feed
Apr 24-25, VIRTUAL

Particle Impact Ignition in Oxygen Enriched Environments
Apr 25-26, Las Cruces, NM


Introduction to Corrective Action Preventive Action, CAPA, for the Cannabis Industry
April 4, VIRTUAL

General Refinery Knowledge
April 12-14, VIRTUAL

Environmental Liabilities
April 17, VIRTUAL

Carbon & Alloy Steel Specifications & Material Test Reports
April 17-18, VIRTUAL

Selecting, Performing, and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods
April 19-20, Akron, OH

Steel Metallurgy, Heat Treatment, & Material Test Reports
April 19-20, VIRTUAL

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Practices For Commercial Real Estate: Phase I Site Assessment & Transaction Screen
April 20-21, VIRTUAL

Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
April 24-27, VIRTUAL

Engineering Aspects of Unit Operation & Performance
April 26-28, VIRTUAL

Stainless Steel Specifications & Material Test Reports
May 1-3, VIRTUAL

Biobased Content and Biodegradability: A Primer on Definitions, Testing, Specification and Certification
May 2-4, VIRTUAL


Light Sport Aircraft

The committee has approved a new standard that addresses aeroelasticity requirements of light sport aircraft [More].

Robotics, Automation, and Autonomous Systems

A proposed standard will focus on the use of hardware and peripherals in robotic training systems [More].

Sensory Evaluation

A proposed standard will outline procedures for measurement of time-related (temporal) perceptions in consumer interactions with products [More].

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

A proposed standard will help identify communications security principles and relevant frameworks for securing ad hoc uncrewed aircraft system communications [More].

Waste Management

The committee is developing a proposed test method that focuses on detecting hazardous hydrocarbons in soil [More].

Water Quality

Two proposed standards are devoted to different aspects of water quality. The first will provide a screening method to assess contaminants in water samples prior to a more detailed analysis. The second will help to assess the potential for bioavailable aluminum in water samples to be toxic to aquatic life [More].


Petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee has presented its Sydney D. Andrews Scroll of Achievement Award to James Brown [More].

Vincent Drnevich has been presented with the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the soil and rock committee [More].


ASTM Staff Attend United Nations Water Conference

ASTM International’s Teresa J. Cendrowska, vice president of Global Cooperation, and Emmanuel Escoto, manager of Global Outreach and Engagement, recently attended the United Nations Water Conference 2023 where ASTM submitted comments on the role of standards and its global partnerships in advancing SDG6 on Clean Water and Sanitation.

In photo with Cendrowska (right) is Honorable Sam Cheptoris, minister, Ministry of Water and Environment, Republic of Uganda (left), who spoke of the role of standards during a side event, “A Global Commitment to Stop the Flow of Lead in Drinking Water,” led by The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).


Graphite Testing for Nuclear Applications: The Validity and Extension of Test Methods for Material Exposed to Operating Reactor Environments

Masonry 2022: Advancing Masonry Technology

Progress in Additive Manufacturing 2021

Standard Guides and Practices that Support the Lubricant Condition Monitoring Industry


Cavanaugh with DanaHave you visited yet? It's a celebration of all things ASTM International since our founding 125 years ago! is a gallery of photos from deep within the ASTM archives. At right? Past President William T. Cavanaugh (left) with Margaret Dana (right). A prominent ASTM member, Dana was a key contributor to essential consumer safety standards developed by Committee F15, and the committee’s highest award is named after her.

For more information about ASTM's 125th anniversary, click here.

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