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

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). 

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Support Classification of Recycled Polyethylene Materials

A proposed ASTM International standard will aid in the identification of recycled polyethylene materials. The proposed standard (WK74657) presents a classification system that is capable of indicating total recycled content, material origin, physical properties, quality metrics, and regulatory guidance. 

New Shipbuilding Standard Covers Cryogenic Piping in Thermal Insulation Systems

A new ASTM International standard will be helpful to those designing thermal insulation systems for cryogenic piping and equipment for liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled ship applications. ASTM’s committee on ships and marine technology (F25) developed the new standard. 

New ASTM International Practice Provides Guidance for Electrode Measurement Standards

A new ASTM International practice provides necessary steps when writing new or revising existing standards that use saturated calomel electrode (SCE) for determining electrode potentials. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee (G01) developed the standard, soon to be published as G220.

Proposed ASTM International Standard Will Cover Plastic Water Pipeline Fittings

ASTM International’s plastic piping systems committee (F17) is developing a proposed standard that will cover plastic bodied mechanical fittings for use with outside diameter control polyethylene (PE) water service tube and piping. Municipal water authorities will be the primary users of this proposed standard. 

New Bioproducts Standard Will Provide Sustainability Evaluation Scenarios

A new ASTM International standard will be used to provide reference scenarios when evaluating the relative sustainability of bioproducts. ASTM’s committee on bioenergy and industry chemicals from biomass (E48) developed the new standard, which fills a current need for a guide for developing reference scenarios and conditions.  

Proposed Standard Will Provide Cleaning Agent Formula for Medical Devices

ASTM International’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) is developing a proposed standard that will provide a cleaning agent formula to clean dried blood from stainless steel medical devices. 

According to ASTM International member Ralph Basile, the formula described in the new standard will be tested against the relevant tests in D8179, ASTM’s guide on medical device detergents (D8179).

ASTM International Establishes New Stormwater Control Measures Committee

ASTM International’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new technical committee on stormwater control measures (E64). The approval comes after an organizational meeting for the new committee happened in early October.

New ASTM International Standard Provides Guidance on Slag Product Classification

A new standard developed by ASTM International’s road and paving materials committee (D04) provides guidance on both blast and steel furnace slag product classification.

ASTM defines iron and steel slags as the nonmetallic products of the manufacturing of iron and steel. They can be considered products based on the mineralogy of samples that are tested using this standard as a guide.

New ASTM International Standard Will Help Improve the Fit of Respirators

A new ASTM International standard test method will help improve the fit of particle-only air-purifying respirators, including filtering facepiece respirators, in an effort to ensure wearers have adequate protection. ASTM’s personal protective clothing and equipment committee (F23) developed the standard, which is published as F3407

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