Formed in 1898 as the American Society for Testing & Materials, ASTM International is a not for profit globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international standards and associated technical information. Today, some 13,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade and build consumer confidence. ASTM members number more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 140 countries.
Users of ASTM information are in many different industries, in almost every country and include businesses ranging from Fortune 500 leaders to emerging startups. Beyond its global leadership in standards development, ASTM offers numerous other services including technical training courses and proficiency testing programs.