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  • abbreviation American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • proper noun Initialism of American Society for Testing and Materials.


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  • ASTM has adopted a specification for biodiesel with the designation ASTM D 6751.

    unknown title 2009

  • The ASTM is the single most comprehensive and internationally used set of materials standards in the world.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News Clement Imbert 2010

  • Most of the testing equipment is produced on the basis of well-known standards, such as ASTM, AFNOR and DIN, so the variety of equipment is limited, which facilitates choice.

    Chapter 5 1991

  • Also, this test is not certified by any standards body such as ASTM which would require silly things like reproducibility and if the test actually works. - News 2011

  • Stricter standards mean safer strollersThe hazard with the recalled Graco Quatro and MetroLite strollers was addressed by recent changes to the ASTM-International safety standard on strollers, which became effective in January 2008, after the recalled Graco strollers were made.

    Graco recalls 2 million strollers after four infants strangle. Largest stroller recall in history 2010

  • ASTM is also vetting a method to make jet fuel from alcohol, which would open the market to ethanol producers that are further along in production than biofuel start-ups, partly because of government mandates for ethanol in gasoline.

    Frying the Friendly Skies Jack Nicas 2011

  • After the American Association of Pediatricianscalled for a ban on consumer trampolines, the standards-setting organization ASTM-International revised their voluntary safety standard.

    Jump at your own risk: Trampoline safety measures not so safe 2010

  • For 50 years, ASTM International, the international body of experts that approves fuels, sanctioned only one way to make jet fuel; it begins with crude oil.

    Frying the Friendly Skies Jack Nicas 2011

  • CPSC punts standard-setting on cadmium to ASTM-International ..

    Safety Snippets 2010

  • Compliance with the ASTM standard is voluntary; virtually all manufactures follow it and most big retailers insist on it.

    Graco recalls 2 million strollers after four infants strangle. Largest stroller recall in history 2010


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