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ASTM International Announces New Cannabis Standards, Launches Microsite

Today, ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) announced a slate of new standards to support cannabis vocations. ASTM also launched a new microsite that will serve as a central resource for all ASTM International cannabis and hemp activities. 

Proposed Standard Test Method Will Cover Water Slide Rider Acceleration Data

A proposed ASTM International standard will establish a test method for obtaining acceleration data on water slides using human test subjects. ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee (F24) is developing the proposed standard. 

Data obtained through the standard is crucial to developing and calculating the expected forces riders feel on a water slide. The level of these forces can be key to ensure the riders do not experience an unexpected event or safety-related incident. 

Proposed Standard Will Cover Protective Jackets for Thermal Insulation

A proposed ASTM International standard will establish specification requirements for flexible protective jackets made of modified asphalt or butyl rubber. ASTM International’s thermal insulation committee (C16) is developing the proposed standard.

Proposed Standard Will Cover Water-Resistive Barriers and Air Barriers in Building Envelopes

A proposed ASTM International standard will help engineers to better understand how various climates affect water vapor transmission of water-resistive barriers and air barriers (WRB/AB) in building envelopes. ASTM’s performance of buildings committee (E06) is developing the proposed standard. 

Proposed Standard Will Help Label Carbon Intensity of Biobased Products

A proposed ASTM International standard for carbon intensity score will help consumers who want to make purchase decisions based on sustainable bio-based products. ASTM’s industrial biotechnology committee (E62) is developing the proposed standard. 

Participants Sought for Development of Non-Volatile Residue Content Biofuels Standard

Interested parties are invited to join in the development of a proposed ASTM International standard for determining the non-volatile residue in ethanol and ethanol solutions. ASTM’s committee on bioenergy and industrial chemicals from biomass (E48) is developing the proposed standard. 

According to ASTM International member Kari Cook, monitoring non-volatile residue  content is an important aspect of maintaining product quality. 

Proposed Standard Would Help Measure Surface Skid Resistance

ASTM International’s vehicle-pavement systems committee (E17) is developing a proposed standard that will help measure skid resistance for a wide variety of surfaces. The proposed standard describes the procedure for using portable continuous reading, fixed-slip measuring equipment (CFME) to measure skid resistance.

ASTM International Invites Participation in Revision of Field Hockey Eye Safety Standard

ASTM International’s committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities (F08) invites interested parties to participate in an ongoing revision of its standard on eye protectors for field hockey players. The purpose of the revision is to incorporate prescription lens carrier requirements into the standard (F2713). 

ASTM International Forms New Subcommittee on Climate and Community

ASTM International’s environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action committee (E50) has formed a new subcommittee that will focus on climate and community. Professionals with expertise in community issues related to climate impacts and resiliency projects are encouraged to join in developing new standards within this subcommittee. 

Exoskeleton and Exosuits Committee Seeks Participation in Ergonomics Standard Development

The ergonomics subcommittee of ASTM International’s exoskeleton and exosuits committee (F48) is seeking participants to support the drafting of a new standard guide for the utilization of digital human modeling (DHM). 


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