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NUAIR to Host Upcoming ASTM International Meeting at New York UAS Test Site

Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc. (NUAIR) will host the June meeting of ASTM International’s unmanned aircraft committee (F38) at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, NY, June 1 through June 3. The meeting will bring together up to 100 international industry leaders in the uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) industry focused on developing industry standards to advance the integration of UAS into the national airspace.

ASTM International Partners to Share PPE Knowledge in Viet Nam

On May 11, ASTM International conducted a technical webinar, “Barrier Face Coverings: A Detailed Comparison of Standards In Support of Public Health.” The webinar was held in partnership with the International Finance Corporation and the Viet Nam Standards and Quality Institute, a subsidiary of Viet Nam’s Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality.

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Launches Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS)

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) and the founding industry members, are formally announcing the launch of the AM CoE Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization (CMDS) initiative. The mission of ASTM’s CMDS is to bring key organizations together from across a broad range of industries representing the entire AM value stream.

ASTM International Promotes Mohsen Seifi to VP of New Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs Division

ASTM International has announced the promotion of Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D., to vice president of global advanced manufacturing programs. Under Seifi’s leadership, ASTM’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) has seen significant growth since its launch in 2018, resulting in the creation of the new Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs business division. As head of this division, Seifi will expand ASTM’s executive team and continue to grow ASTM's footprint and thought leadership in the field of advanced/additive manufacturing technologies.

Proposed Plastics Standard Will Aid in Polyolefin Property Testing

ASTM International’s plastics committee (D20) is developing a proposed standard that will help polyolefin manufacturers to measure material properties. Polyolefins are used in a variety of applications, including shrink wrap, shopping bags, food packaging, and dishwasher-safe containers, among others.

ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Argentina’s Standards Body

ASTM International and Argentina’s national standards body, El Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Business Annex on April 28. IRAM, a non-profit private civil association with more than 85 years of experience, coordinates the development of standards in Argentina.

The documents were signed by Stuart Radcliffe, vice president, sales and marketing, ASTM International, and Teresa Cendrowska, vice president, global cooperation, ASTM; and by Nicolás Eliçabe, director general for IRAM.

Proposed Standard Will Help Test Microbial Barrier Properties of Wound Dressings

ASTM International’s committee on pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative control agents (E35) is developing a proposed standard that will provide guidelines on how to test microbial barrier properties of solid wound dressings that include liquid adhesives.

Registration Open for June Symposium on Lubricant Condition Monitoring

Registration is now open for the ASTM International Symposium Highlighting Standard Guides and Practices that Support the Lubricant Condition Monitoring Industry, to be held June 26 – 27, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle (Washington, USA).

ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology

Global standards organization ASTM International and the Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology (KIAST) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) aimed at supporting global unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM).

The MoC was signed by Kathie Morgan, ASTM International president, and LEE Dae Sung, KIAST president.

New Standard Will Aid in Classification of Commercial Spaceflight Safety Events

ASTM’s commercial spaceflight committee (F47) has approved a new standard that will help to enhance commercial spaceflight safety. The standard (F3550) provides guidance to space flight operators on classifying safety-related events.


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