The importance of ASTM standards
ASTM International claims and represents the global leadership in developing and delivering international voluntary consensus standards. Currently, more than 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world as a base to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Creating ASTM standards
The key factor for ASTM’s leadership in the development of international standards is the contribution of its more than 30,000 members. Among them are the world’s top technical experts and business professionals who represent 150 countries. Those members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides, and practices that support industries and governments worldwide by following a transparent process and using the ASTM advanced electronic infrastructure.