Standards/Technical Committee News

ASTM International Playground Surfacing Subcommittee Develops Poured-in-Place Guide

While poured-in-place playground surfacing is a very promising form of playground surface construction, its use has not been without problems. In order to address these issues, ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities has developed F 2479, Guide for Specification, Purchase, Installation and Maintenance of Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing.

February 1, 2007

ASTM International Committee on Plastics Develops New Polypropylene Siding Standard

While the polymer-based siding industry developed around the use of polyvinyl chloride, the last two decades have seen the introduction and rise in use of polypropylene as a siding material. Because of this, siding producers and polypropylene suppliers began to discuss the need for an ASTM standard for this type of siding. These discussions have resulted in the development and recent approval of D 7254, Specification for Polypropylene (PP) Siding.

February 1, 2007