About ASTM International
ASTM International was formed over 120 years ago and is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organisations, committed to helping the world work better.
What does ASTM International stand for? It was originally founded as the American Society for Testing and Materials and, in 2001, was renamed ASTM International. Its mission as a global leader in developing and delivering voluntary consensus standards is to enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in what they buy and use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here, you’ll find answers to common questions related to ASTM International, such as who they are, what they do and its ownership and governance structure.
ASTM International is a non-profit organisation that develops and publishes voluntary consensus standards for products, processes, and services. Globally, over 12,000 technical ASTM standards improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
As an international non-profit standards organisation, ASTM International works closely with other Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) to promote the use and adoption of ASTM standards in various sectors, such as building and construction, energy, environment, consumer products, medical devices, and transportation.
No single person or organisation owns ASTM International - it is owned by its members, who are technical experts from relevant sectors. ASTM International is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees the organisation's strategic direction, policies, and finances and appoints a President/CEO.
Over 140 technical committees cover various sectors and topics, such as metals, petroleum, construction, and the environment. The Committee on Standards is the final authority on approving, withdrawing, and revising standards.
ATSM International also has an External Relations Committee to advise the Board of Directors on issues related to external stakeholders, such as international organisations, governments, industry associations, and other standards bodies.
ASTM International works with many industries, such as construction, energy, consumer products, medical devices, and aerospace. It provides these industries with dependable and uniform standards that help them enhance safety, quality, and efficiency. These standards also foster innovation, performance, and sustainability.
ASTM offers global access to fully transparent standards development, resulting in high market relevance and technical excellence in standardisation.
Many sectors, such as mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and manufacturing, benefit from the work of ASTM International. Industries across the world can use the high-quality ASTM standards to improve their performance, innovation, and sustainability in the global market.