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2013-04-17 11:16:15

The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples by the U.S. Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications. The ASTM standards serve as guidelines for industry and are designed to ensure quality at the pump for consumers — along with reliable operation of the nation´s vehicles powered by biodiesel blends. “The survey showed a...

2013-04-16 08:20:16

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the ways Westpak continues to be a resource to our clients is by providing updates regarding revised test specifications. Our internal Standards Committee reviews common test specifications published by many different standards organizations. We have currently been communicating these changes through weblasts. In the near future, we will be placing this information under the resources tab of our website. An example of this is the...

2013-03-12 04:21:27

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the medical industry demands more higher quality seals that can prevent harmful contaminant from entering the package, Westpak Inc. now offers three dye penetration test methods. These test methods are specified in the new revision of the ASTM F1929-12 standard released February, 2013 and include injection, edge dip and eye dropper procedures. "Listening to the needs of our clients for more comprehensive seal leak detection tests, our...

2012-11-05 12:24:03

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 10, 2012, nearly 100 legal experts, government officials, and members of the standards and conformity assessment community came together for the 2012 Legal Issues Forum: Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright to examine issues related to the incorporation of standards into U.S. laws and regulations. The forum was held by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as part of the 2012 World Standards...

2012-08-29 23:00:35

In response to the ASTM changes in the F2170 standards, Wagner has modified and improved its Rapid RH® product to maintain alignment with the industry´s guidance. This revised standard (http://www.astm.org/Standards/F2170.htm) calls for numerous changes to the various RH testing products in the market, but with the existing, superior design of the Rapid RH, the only change necessary was to ensure the RH test “sleeve” fully lines the entire test hole. Rogue River, OR...

2012-05-31 02:21:04

VISTA, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the Company has successfully completed a six month regiment of in depth studies for microbial (bacterial and fungal) contamination on the dry film surface of the Eco Red Shield((TM) )and Eco Blue Shield((TM)) series of coatings. The study included laboratory testing with correlation to real world field exposure which encompassed the manufacturing process, exterior exposure time and long term...

2012-05-15 10:27:07

NAPPANEE, Ind., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NTA, Inc., a world leader in quality assurance testing for building materials and products, proposed to ASTM International, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards, a new standard for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that would create a path for U.S. manufactures to meet the requirements of the Canadian building code. The new standard would be based on NTA IM014c for...

2012-04-02 06:21:26

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTM International recently issued a first-ever generic material specification for aerogel insulation. "ASTM C1728-12, Standard Specification for Flexible Aerogel Insulation" establishes minimum performance standards for aerogel-based insulation materials such as Aspen Aerogels' Cryogel®, Pyrogel® and Spaceloft® products. "This is an important milestone for our customers, employees and company as a whole," said Don Young,...

2012-03-20 06:21:54

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 30, 2012, ASTM International (ASTM) will host an online forum to discuss the coordination of standards activity relative to commercial scale hydraulic fracturing. The forum is open to the public and free of charge; stakeholders at all levels of commercial hydraulic fracturing applications are encouraged to attend. Registration for the online session is available at www.astm.org/hydraulicfracturing ASTM is committed to...

2012-01-28 08:00:00

DDL´s ability to perform the orthopaedic testing came with the recent purchase of a biaxial tester. MInneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 DDL, industry leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces the expansion of their testing capabilities with the addition of orthopaedic testing. DDL´s ability to perform the orthopaedic testing came with the recent purchase of a biaxial tester. This tester combines tensile and compression (pulling and pushing a...