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ASTM Standard aids in identification of restricted substances.

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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.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Proposed New ASTM Standard to Aid in Identification of Restricted Substances

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.

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