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


Republic of Fiji Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ASTM

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ASTM International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Fiji through its Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications' Department of National Trade Measurement and Standards (DNTMS). The MoU with the island nation is the second among the Pacific Islands and ASTM's 124th.

125th Anniversary Webinar Series Continues

"From Research to Standards: Enabling Manufacturing Innovation and Accelerating Commercialization," the second of a four-part series celebrating ASTM's 125th Anniversary, is now available. Watch four key volunteer members discuss their organizations use of ASTM standards and the significant impact they've had on their respective industries. Visit

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Compliance for Aluminum Powder in Additive Manufacturing

10th Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Snapshot Workshop
Sep 18, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Symposium on Contaminants in the Cannabis and Hemp Industry and Their Impact on Consumer Safety
Oct 10-12, VIRTUAL

ICAM: ASTM International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing 2023
Oct 30 - Nov 3, Washington, D.C.


Crude Oil: Sampling, Testing, and Evaluation
July 10-14, VIRTUAL

Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
July 11-13, Minneapolis, MN

Property Condition Assessments
Jul 18-21, VIRTUAL

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments- 1-Day
July 20, VIRTUAL

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Practices For Commercial Real Estate: Phase I Site Assessment & Transaction Screen
July 25-27, VIRTUAL

Diesel Fuels and Gasoline Hands On Training
Aug 8-11, Houston, TX

Environmental Site Assessment Processes Phase I-Phase II
Aug 8-10, Baltimore, MD

Biobased Content and Biodegradability: A Primer on Definitions, Testing, Specification and Certification
Aug 15-17, VIRTUAL


Commercial Spaceflight

A new practice for safe operating practices in space for space fission reactors used for nuclear power and propulsion is being developed [More].

Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

The committee is developing a proposed standard that will evaluate the tensile performance of fiber-reinforced concrete using cylindrical specimens with double-punch loading [More].

Petroleum Products, LiquidFuels and Lubricants

A new standard will help to control microbial contamination that can degrade turbine oils and turbine oil systems [More].

Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities

The committee is developing a proposed test method for the pocket performance of women’s lacrosse sticks [More].

Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys

A proposed standard will cover laser or laser-hybrid welded stainless steel square, rectangular, or custom shape structural tubing [More].


The soil and rock committee awarded its C.A. Hogentogler Award to Khalid Alshibli [More].

The Frank W. Reinhart and Henry “Butch” Kuhlman Award was presented to Bryan E. Hauger for his contributions to the plastic piping committee [More].

Byron K. Hayes received The Award of Merit for his contributions to the medical and surgical materials and devices committee [More].

The environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action committee presented the Gwen Eklund Award of Excellence to Dennis Hollatz [More].

The medical and surgical materials and devices committee issued one of its 2023 Patrick G. Laing Awards to Larry Kay [More].

The 2023 Charles W. Briggs Award was presented to Curtis Powell for his contributions to the nondestructive testing committee [More].

Richard Rosati received the Award of Merit for his contributions to the consumer products committee [More].

The unmanned aircraft systems committee awarded its 2023 Michael Glasgow Award to Andrew Thurling [More]. 


Work on Harmonizing Petroleum Test Methods in West Africa Concludes

ASTM and the American Petroleum Institute (API) —working under the Standards Alliance — have concluded their work conducting a three-year project focused on harmonizing petroleum test methods in West Africa. Participants from Côte d’Ivorie, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal recently attended a workshop held in Dakar, Senegal. Training wrapped up in June at the meeting of ASTM's petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants committee.


Additive Manufacturing — Round Robin Testing — General Guidelines

Advances in Accelerated Testing and Predictive Methods in Creep, Fatigue, and Environmental Cracking

Obtaining Data for Fire Growth Models

Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: 41st Volume, Formulation and Application Challenges of Diverse Agricultural Agrochemicals

Progress in Additive Manufacturing 2021

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