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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Uses of ASTM Standards for Chemical Analysis

Avomeen offers a wide variety of ASTM testing methods for chemical analysis and the characterization of compounds, materials, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and many other products. These testing methods provide an international standard by which various industries maintain regulatory commonality for quality control, contamination identification, formulation, trace analysis, investigative analysis, and more. These test are performed for a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics, food & beverage, medical devices and more.
Previously known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International develops a range of consensus standards that are adopted and used globally across industries. The standards created by ASTM are designed to enhance safety and improve quality of consumer and industrial products. When a new industry seeks to develop standardization, companies in that industry often come together under ASTM in order to achieve the desired result. Over 12,000 ASTM standards are currently in use around the world, written by over 143 technical standards-writing committees.
The standards developed by ASTM International fall into six categories:
Standard Specification – to define the requirements the subject of the stand must satisfy
Standard Test Method – to define the way in which a test is performed and the necessary precision of the result
Standard Practice – to define a sequence of operations that does not produce a result
Standard Guide – to provide an organized collection of information or a list of options that does not mandate a specific course of action
Standard Classification – to provide an arrangement or division of products, systems, services, or materials into groups based on similar characteristics such as composition, properties, origin, or use
Terminology Standard – to provide agreed upon definitions of terms used in other standards

As a member of ASTM International, Avomeen performs these tests for a variety of industries and has the capacity to quote any ASTM test necessary for products including:
  •         Cleaning Products
  •        Cosmetics
  •         Adhesives & Sealants
  •          Medical Devices
  •          Food & Beverage
  •          Pharmaceutical & Supplements
  •          Paints & Coatings
  •          Plastics & Polymers
  •          Consumer Goods
  •          Petroleum
  •          Chemicals

For more information regarding Avomeen’s ASTM testing capabilities and to discuss your project needs with one of our expert chemists, call 800-930-5450 or email scientist@avomeen.com


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