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ASC releases ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide.

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April 13, 2007 - Commissioned by ASC, Chemsultants, Inc. developed ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide, which provides general comparative reference of adhesive testing standards between ASTM International standards and related ISO standards. Initial repository of knowledge is limited to overall focus specific to general adhesive testing methods and does not address adhesive testing methodologies that may be inherent in overall standards of/for specific industries or applications.

The Adhesive & Sealant Council, Inc. - Bethesda, MD

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ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide

Press release date: January 2, 2007

BETHESDA, MD (January 2, 2007) - The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is pleased to announce the release of its ASTM - ISO Standards Comparative Guide. This guide provides a general comparative reference of adhesive testing standards between ASTM International standards and related ISO (International Standards Organization) standards. This study is focused on ICS field 83 (Rubber and Plastics), Section 83.180 (Adhesives) within the overall ISO structure. ASC commissioned Chemsultants, Inc., to develop this initial repository of knowledge deemed to be useful in identifying key similarities and differences between the comparable adhesive testing methods of the two international standards bodies. It is limited to an overall focus specific to general adhesive testing methods and does not purport to address adhesive testing methodologies that may be inherent in the overall standards of/for specific industries or applications such as Building Materials, Furniture, Footwear, or others. The guide is available for $695 per copy or $2,495 for a global access license. ASC members can purchase at a discounted price. Learn more and order the guide at http://www.ascouncil.org/news/reports/standards.cfm. About ASC The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Incorporated in 1958, ASC is bound by the collective efforts of its members, and strives to improve the industry operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Today, ASC members account for more than 75% of the aggregate industry revenues, exceeding some $6 billion annually. The Council is comprised of 120 adhesives and sealants manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, and industry consultants. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org. About Chemsultants, Inc. Chemsultants is a full-service research and development laboratory capable of testing and formulating a broad range of label, tag, and adhesive products for conformance to the standards of TLMI, ASTM, PSTC, AFERA, and FINAT. The group of Chemsultants scientists specializes in the benchmarking and developing of PSA's and heat seal adhesives and coatings, specialty inks and sealants, as well as thermoplastic and thermoset coatings and films. The laboratory is A2LA certified. For more information about Chemsultants, Inc., visit http://www.chemsultants.com.

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