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Forensic Sciences Committee Seeks Increased Stakeholder Participation

ASTM International’s forensic sciences committee (E30) has begun submitting its standards to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for designation as American National Standards.

The E30 executive committee approved this action, with support from the main committee membership, to engage broader, critical stakeholder input into the standards being published. The forensic science community will now have an opportunity to provide comments on E30 draft standards through their access to the ANSI Standards Action.

New Standard Aids Determination of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment

A new ASTM International standard will help laboratories to better determine the presence of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in environmental samples. ASTM’s committee on environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action (E50) developed the new standard.

ASTM International Acquires Global Additive Manufacturing Intelligence Leader Wohlers Associates

Today, global standards organization ASTM International announced the acquisition of Wohlers Associates, a global intelligence leader in the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry. The announcement coincided with the Standards Forum at Formnext 2021, which serves as the leading trade show for AM and next-generation intelligent manufacturing solutions. 

New ASTM International Standard Aids Sampling of Hempseed

ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) has approved a new standard form sampling hempseed intended for human consumption. The new standard will soon be published as D8417.

Hempseed is the fruiting tops from the industrial hemp plant, sourced for human and animal feed, as well as manufacturing uses.

New Plastic Piping Standard Will Aid Design of Crosslinked Polyethylene Fitting

ASTM International’s plastic piping systems committee (F17) has approved a standard that will aid in the design of a new fabricated pipe fittings made from crosslinked polyethylene (CX-PE). The new standard will soon be published as F3525.

ASTM International member Robert Samplonius says that F3525 is part of a movement to develop several standards applicable to the specification and construction of CX-PE piping systems.

Key ASTM International Committee Presents Chip Collins Memorial Award to Carol Vincent

ASTM International’s pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative control agents committee (E35) honored Carol Vincent, senior clinical manager with Unilever R&D (Trumbull, CT, USA), with the Chip Collins Memorial Award. 

Key ASTM International Committee Honors Ying Wang with Scholarship Award

ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) honored Ying Wang, Ph.D. student at the University of Miami, with the Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship Award.

The Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship Award is presented annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees specializing in cement or concrete materials technology or concrete construction. 

Proposed Geosynthetics Standard Will Aid in Road and Pavement Design

ASTM International’s geosynthetics committee (D35) is developing a proposed standard that will help provide engineers with specific information for components necessary for road and pavement design.

Virtual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Program Addresses Additive Manufacturing of PPE

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation virtual program for the project on “Addressing the Last Mile of Additive Manufacturing Use for PPE – Assisting Regulators” was conducted on Oct. 27-28, 2021. Consistent with ASTM’s commitment to serving global societal needs that address health and safety, consumer confidence, and the overall quality of life, ASTM International was an integral part of planning and implementing this US self-funded APEC project.

Proposed Air Quality Standard Will Aid in Destruction of Harmful Gases

ASTM International’s air quality committee (D22) is developing a proposed standard that will aid in the removal of gases that are harmful to both people and to the environment. The proposed standard covers the proper destruction of gaseous fugitive emission by thermal oxidizer or catalyst.

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