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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.

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.

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.

New Standard Will Help Satisfy Traffic Management Requirements for Drones

A new ASTM International standard (F3548) will be used to satisfy requirements that are expected to be common for traffic management of uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones.

The flight operations subcommittee of ASTM’s unmanned aircraft committee (F38) developed the new standard on UAS traffic management (UTM) with input garnered across multiple continents and a diverse group of industry contributors.

New Standard Will Support Examination of Geological Forensic Evidence

ASTM International’s forensic sciences committee (E30) has developed a new standard that will be used by forensic experts to determine the minerals within geological material. The new standard will soon be published as E3294.

ASTM International member Libby Stern notes that soils and other geological material that are being tested as trace evidence are often too small to be tested by conventional X-ray diffraction sample preparation techniques.

Proposed Standard Covers Nondestructive Testing Technique

A proposed ASTM International standard will satisfy the need for a practice that describes how to use impulse excitation as a means of detecting defects in metal parts. The nondestructive testing committee (E07) is developing the proposed standard (WK81106).

Proposed Standard Will Define Quality Parameters for Recovered Carbon Black

ASTM International’s recovered carbon black (rCB) committee (D36) is developing a proposed standard that will be used to differentiate between different rCB products and provide quality control tool for producers and users.

Proposed Standard Supports Bend Testing to Evaluate Coating Adhesion

ASTM International’s metallic-coated iron and steel products committee (A05) is developing a proposed standard that will demonstrate how bend testing can be used to determine how well metallic coatings adhere to steel sheet.

ASTM International member Betsy Hoppe says that the proposed test method was initiated after a steel sheet producer with a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line requested a standard that could help improve their test for metallic coating adhesion.

Proposed Standard Will Aid in Resistance Testing of Natural Stone

ASTM International’s dimension stone committee (C18) is developing a proposed standard that will be used to test the resistance of natural stone to long-term freeze-thaw cycles.

New Standard Uses Mimicry to Test Surface Contamination

ASTM International’s committee on pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative control agents (E35) has approved a new standard that will be used to help mimic how surfaces are contaminated by microbial material. The new standard will soon be published as E3285.

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