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American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Definition - What does American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) mean?

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is an internationally recognized body that develops and delivers voluntary consensus standards designed to improve product quality, make products safer, improve international standardization and therefore facilitate trade.

In 2001, the ASTM changed its name to ASTM International.


Safeopedia explains American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

The ASTM, for example, sets standards for airbag, seatbelt, and tire performance in automobiles, contributing both to consumers' trust in the industry and to automative safety and performance. The ASTM's annual book of standards includes 15 sections for different industries and products, such as textiles, plastics, rubber, construction, petroleum, and iron and steel products.



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