ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

ASTM Standard aids in identification of restricted substances.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
February 3, 2010 - Developed by Subcommittee F40.02 on Management Practices and Guides, proposed new standard, WK26792 is suited for manufacturers, buyers, and designers who deal with plastics and polymers. Proposed standard will allow users to determine whether products contain substances affected by European Union's Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, known as REACH, or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

Proposed New ASTM Standard to Aid in Identification of Restricted Substances


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959
USA



Press release date: February 1, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -Manufacturers, buyers and designers who deal with plastics and polymers will be the primary users of a proposed new standard that will allow them to determine whether products contain substances affected by the European Union's Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, known as REACH, or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

The proposed new standard, WK26792, Guide for the Identification of Restricted Substances in Plastic and Polymer Materials, is being developed by Subcommittee F40.02 on Management Practices and Guides, part of ASTM International Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials.

"A user would know that a specific plastic is in a product," says Lisa Clerici, a global consulting specialist with Bureau Veritas, and secretary of F40. "Once it is approved, users could consult the ASTM guide to determine if there may be possible restricted substances present and what those substances are as well as how they are used."

All interested parties with knowledge of plastics are encouraged to join F40.02 members in their ongoing development of WK26792.

To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation number, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org.

ASTM Committee F40 Next Meeting: April 21-22, April committee week, St. Louis, Mo.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address