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


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ASTM Launches Podcast

ASTM's exciting new "Standards Impact" podcast is now available wherever you get your podcasts!

Over the course of the 30 minute episode, guest Kathie Morgan, ASTM's president, talks about the role of standards, and how anyone can participate in ASTM's process. She also reflects on ASTM's history (and future) during this, our 125th anniversary year. Plus, she shares her favorite standard!

Join Kathie, and host Dave Walsh, editor-in-chief of Standardization News, for Episode #1. Future episodes will focus on advanced manufacturing, PPE, recycling of plastics, and more!


Left to right: Kathie Morgan, ASTM International president, Casey Mace, deputy chief of Mission for the U.S Embassy Singapore, and Bill Ells, ASTM’s 2023 board chair, cut the ribbon to officially open the Singapore office

Board of Directors Meets in Singapore, Opens New Office

The week of April 23rd, 2023 saw the opening of ASTM's new Singapore office, a meeting of ASTM's board of directors, and Outreach Day — an opportunity for ASTM board members and staff to meet with members of government and industry to discuss the work of ASTM International and opportunities for collaboration.

Click here for more information about the week's events. Or click here for a photo gallery.

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

June 2023 Committee Week
June 4-9, Denver, CO: WATCH VIDEO

D02 June Committee Week
June 25-29, Denver, CO: WATCH VIDEO

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Workshop on How Zinc is Used in Hot-Dip Galvanizing
May 8, Denver, CO

Radiation Processing for the Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Industries Training Workshop
May 8-9, Denver, CO

Workshop on Setting Acceptance Limits for Cleaning Validation of Medical Devices
May 9, Denver, CO

Radiation Processing for the Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Industries Training Workshop
May 8-9, Denver, CO

Workshop on Setting Acceptance Limits for Cleaning Validation of Medical Devices
May 9, Denver, CO

2nd Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Additively Manufactured Materials and Components
May 10, Denver, CO

Theory and Application of Probabilistic Damage Tolerance to Predict the Structural Integrity of AM Parts

17th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry
May 21-26, Lausanne, Switzerland


Property Conditions Assessments
May 9-12, VIRTUAL

Statistics in ASTM Standard Test Method Development, Application and Quality Assurance
May 15-19, VIRTUAL

Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic, and Gas Tests

Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
May 16-18, West Conshohocken, PA

Hardness Testing: Best Practices Covering Theory, Operation, and Various Hardness Testing Applications
May 18-19, Horsham, PA

Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
June 5-8, West Conshohocken, PA

Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, and Technology
June 6-8, Wood Dale, IL

Statistics in ASTM Standard Test Method Development, Application, and Quality Assurance
June 12-16, VIRTUAL

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments- 1-Day
June 22, West Conshohocken, PA

Understanding Test Method Precision, Bias, ILS Design, Statistical Quality Control Charts
June 24, Denver, CO


Play videoMembers Worldwide Converge on Denver for Spring Committee Weeks

Committee Weeks are not only for standards development meetings, but luncheons, entertainment, awards ceremonies — hanging out with colleagues, professional networking, and more! April Committee Week was a resounding success, and May looks to be just as jam-packed with activity.

Registration is still open for June. Click here for more information, or on the video above to learn more about June Committee Week in Denver, CO, June 4-9, 2023.


Amusement Rides and Devices

The committee is working on a comprehensive guide for lifecycle management of amusement rides [More].


A new standard that defines labeling specifications for consumer products containing cannabinoids has been approved [More].

Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

The committee is developing a proposed standard specification for a broad range of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) [More].

Hazardous Substances and Oil Response

The committee has approved two new standards that will each enhance knowledge essential for oil spill response [More].

Nondestructive Testing

A proposed standard outlines a new test method for inspection of glass fiber-reinforced polymer products [More].

Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The committee has developed a standard describing a new technique for measuring the forward rate of glass corrosion [More].

Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials

A proposed standard will address variation between laboratories resulting from bias [More].

Security Systems and Equipment

The committee has developed and approved several standards designed to assess the performance of three different types of metal detectors [More].

Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys

A proposed standard will help guide manufacturers of wire rods and galvanized steel wire and cable that are crucial to the construction of bridges [More].


The committee is developing a proposed standard for writing terminology in textile standards [More].


The packaging committee has presented Richard Lund with its prestigious Alfred H. McKinlay Award [More].


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ASTM and BNSI Celebrate Anniversaries

Recently, ASTM International celebrated its 125th anniversary alongside Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) — marking its own anniversary of 50 years in 2023. And what better way than cake to note the occasion!

Pictured left to right: ASTM's James Olshefsky and Maria Isabel Barrios, with BNSI's Hadyn Rhynd and Vanessa Mason. Click to enlarge photo.


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


Click for gallerySee how members and staff celebrated ASTM's 125th anniversary in this gallery of photos from April 2023 Committee Week.

Going to a committee week? Just want to join in on the celebration wherever you are? Post celebratory pics to your own social media channels, and use the hashtag #ASTM125.

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