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ASTM Standards

ASTM Standards – all you need to know!

As experts in the development of packaging, product, and material test and inspection solutions, adhering to standards like ASTM is critical. And we understand that meeting testing standards is crucial across inks and coatings, paper, flexible packaging, and many other industries.

But for us, adhering to ASTM isn’t just about creating instruments that meet ASTM standards, it’s about fully understanding the complexities surrounding ASTM standards so that we can offer truly valuable advice. Advice for testing metals, coatings, rubber, plastic, and many other materials.

There are many different testing standards that manufacturers and laboratories need to adhere to when ensuring the integrity of products, packaging, or materials. In fact, for ASTM there are 12,000!

To help you understand a little more about ASTM International, and discover the best testing solution for your needs, we pulled together some frequently asked questions surrounding ASTM standards.


ASTM standards – frequently asked questions


What is ASTM International?

ASTM International is one of the most influential standard bodies in existence. The body exists to develop standardized test methods, specifications, practices, guides, classification, and terminology across a range of subject areas.


What does ASTM stand for?

ASTM stands for American Society for Testing Materials.


When was ASTM International founded?

Developed in 1898, ASTM International was founded in order to support quality, safety, and performance.


How many ASTM standards are there?

As one of the biggest testing standards bodies in the world, there are over 12,000 ASTM standards in operation across the globe.


Which industries rely on ASTM standards?

ASTM standards are used by quality manufacturers and laboratory personnel across a broad range of industries! At Industrial Physics, we have ASTM compliant solutions that are used to test for materials, packaging, and products across construction, consumer electronics, inks and coatings, paper, flexible packaging, and many others.


Which materials are ASTM standards used to test?

ASTM standards can be used to test a broad range of materials, some of these include metals, coatings, rubber, plastic, flexible packaging materials, and many more.


What do the letters in ASTM standards stand for?

ASTM standards are categorized with a prefix – this is to let you know about the different product category the standard represents. Take the ASTM A category – this related to a series of iron and metal materials. This is a signal for you to find the ASTM standard you’re looking for.


How do Industrial Physics instruments comply with ASTM standards?

With a broad portfolio of products on offer that adhere to ASTM, you can rest assured that partnering with Industrial Physics will protect the integrity of your brands and products. From ASTM d1709 to ASTM B117 our solutions are created to meet a whole range of ASTM standards.

Learn more about how some of the specific ASTM standards can help to ensure product integrity for your packaging, product, and material integrity testing.


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If you’d like to find out more about the right testing standard for your unique needs, just get in touch! Our team will be happy to chat through the best test and inspection solutions to ensure the integrity of your brand.