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ASTM International Signs Letter of Cooperation with Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association

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Recently, representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) signed a Letter of Cooperation (LoC). The LoC will lead to a closer working relationship between ASTM and IRMRA.

The LoC was signed by Katharine Morgan, president, ASTM International and Dr. Kasilingam Rajkumar, director, IRMRA.

The partnership will promote enhanced support for rubber and rubber-related technology, in activities pertaining to ASTM International’s rubber and rubber-like materials committee (D11). 

Additionally, the LoC includes the following goals:

  • Promote communication between the ASTM and IRMRA,
  • Promote knowledge of ASTM standards and the benefits of ASTM membership to IRMRA administrators, researchers, engineers, technicians, and other stakeholders,
  • Increase IRMRA expert input into the development of ASTM standards to reflect appropriate technology, and
  • Share information about ASTM procedures, tools, standards, and services, to increase IRMRA’s reference and application of the D11 committee standards and services related to rubber and rubber like materials. 

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