ASTM International, formerly known as the American
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized
leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary
consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around
the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market
access and trade, and to build consumer confidence.
leadership in international standards development is driven by the
contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world’s top
technical experts and business professionals representing 135
countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM’s
advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test
methods, specifications, guides and practices that support industries
and governments worldwide. Typically, 25% of the standards are updated each year.