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Self-Adhesive Membranes Standard approved by ASTM committee.

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September 23, 2010 - To ensure product quality and performance for self-adhesive roofing membranes, ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing developed ASTM D7530/D7530M, Specification for Self-Adhesive Glass Fiber Fabric Reinforced Polymer Modified Asphalt Steep Slope Roll Roofing Surfaced with Mineral Granules. According to D08 member Husnu Kalkanoglu, standard "will help define short- and long-term product performance for fiberglass mat reinforced self-adhesive membranes."

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ASTM Roofing Committee Approves New Standard for Self-Adhesive Membranes

Press release date: September 20, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Self-adhesive roofing membranes have become popular because they combine the performance of proven modified bituminous compounds with easy application. To ensure product quality and performance for these products, ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing has developed a new standard. ASTM D7530/D7530M, Specification for Self-Adhesive Glass Fiber Fabric Reinforced Polymer Modified Asphalt Steep Slope Roll Roofing Surfaced with Mineral Granules, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D08.02 on Steep Roofing Products and Assemblies. "ASTM D7530 provides minimum requirements that will help define short- and long-term product performance for fiberglass mat reinforced self-adhesive membranes," says Husnu Kalkanoglu, vice president, research and development, for the roofing division of CertainTeed Corp., and a D08 member. Kalkanoglu is chairman of the task group that developed ASTM D7530/D7530M as well as ASTM D1970, Specification for Self-Adhering Polymer Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Used as Steep Roofing Underlayment for Ice Dam Protection, and ASTM D1670, Test Method for Failure End Point in Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Materials. All interested parties, particularly roofing manufacturers and product users, are encouraged to join the task group in order to maintain these standards and develop new ones. 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 D08 Next Meeting: Dec. 6-8, December Committee Week, New Orleans, La. Technical Contact: Husnu Kalkanoglu, CertainTeed Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., Phone: 215-274-2345; husnu.m.kalkanoglu@saint-gobain.com ASTM Staff Contact: Joseph Hugo, Phone: 610-832-9740; jhugo@astm.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org

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