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Welcome to the
ASTM International
Annual Business Meeting
May 20, 2009 | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Revenue Sources 2008




                                         Key Fact: 42% of ASTM standards are
                                                   distributed outside the U.S.
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ASTM International: By the Numbers



                • 25,457 Main committee members
                • 140      Technical committees
                •   1,881 Subcommittees
                •   121,531Total units of participation
                •   33,367 Total ASTM members
                •   135    Countries represented



       Standards Worldwide
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Key Metrics 2008



                   As of December 31, there were:
                   • 230      New standards
                   • 1,984    Revised standards
                   • 3,018    Total standards actions
                   • 11,908   Total ASTM standards



       Standards Worldwide
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ASTM F963: Toy Safety Specification

                                                       2008 Consumer
                                                       Product Safety
                                                       Improvement Act

                                                         "When powerful magnets
                                                         emerged as a new toy safety
                                                         hazard, technical experts from
                                                         ASTM Committee F15
                                                         recognized the seriousness of
                                                         the issue and quickly worked
                                                         to update the F963 toy safety
                                                         standard."
                                                         – U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (FL)
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Impacting Health and Safety Legislation

  F2517: Child Resistance of
  Portable Fuel Containers




                                         F1427: Bunk Bed Safety


                   "The F2517 standard is an example of
                     ASTM International's work to protect
                      children, and I commend the ASTM
               members who develop and maintain these
                  important consumer safety standards."
               – U.S. Representative Dennis Moore (KS)
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Preventing Cigarette Fires

      E2187, Test
       Method for
   Measuring the
Ignition Strength
    of Cigarettes


               "Pennsylvania's cigarette fire safety law recognizes
               the importance of ASTM International's fire safety
               standards and I thank the volunteer members of
               ASTM Committee E05 for their commitment to
               improving fire safety."
                                          - Governor Ed Rendell (PA)
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ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability

       E60 Subcommittees:
       • Buildings and
         Construction
       • Hospitality
       • General
         Sustainability
         Standards
       • Student Liaison
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New Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering




                                Vehicular Incidents
            E58 Subcommittees:  Electrical Incidents
             General Practice  Industrial Processes
             Product Defect
              Incidents
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New Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies


                                                          F42 Subcommittees:
                                                              • Test Methods
                                                              • Processes
                                                              • Materials
                                                              • Design
                                                              • Terminology
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ASTM Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

                                           • 67 Total MOUs since 2001
                                           • New in 2009: Dominican Republic,
                                                              Rwanda, and Swaziland
   Map of
   2008
   MOUs




          Key Fact: 75 nations have adopted
          ASTM standards as the basis of
          national standards or regulations.
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Standards Expert Exchange Program

                                           2009 Scheduled Visitors:
                                                     • China   • Israel
                                                     • Ghana   • Jamaica
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Technical and Professional Training

  Celebrating 25 Years
                                                               Textile
                                                               Course in
                                                               Israel




  Training in India




                                                              Environmental
                                                              Class in Peru
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International Committee Meetings

                                                              Meetings in Prague:
                                                              October 5-8, 2009

                                                                • D24 on Carbon Black
                                                                • F02 on Flexible
                                                                  Barrier Packaging
                                                                • F40 on Declarable
                                                                  Substances in
                                                                  Materials
                                                                • E55 on Manufacture
                                                                  of Pharmaceutical
                                                                  Products
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Virtual Meetings: Making Global Connections


  Key Facts:
  • 695 Virtual Meetings Held
    in 2008
  • March 2009: Largest ASTM
    Virtual Meeting
        • 135 participants,
          11 countries, 3 continents
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2009 Year of the Professor
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  Campaign Highlights:
  • Campus Visits by ASTM
     Members/Staff
  • Professor Resources on
     ASTM Website
  • Academic Product Offerings
  • Graduate Scholarship
  • Professor of the Year Award
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Technical Committee Support

                                                              • Online Negative
                                                                 Vote Resolution
                                                                 System
                                                              • Work Item
                                                                 Collaboration
                                                                 Space
                                                              • Terminology
                                                                 Dictionary
                                                                 Enhancements
                                                              • New RSS
                                                                 Feeds


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           Standards Worldwide
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ASTM Virtual Classroom

  New in 2009:
  Six Online Training Courses
      New Member Orientation and Training
      Balloting and Handling Negative Votes
      Developing and Revising a
       Standard
      Roster Maintenance
      Online Resolution of Negatives
      WebEx Training
      www.astm.org/MEMBER_TRAINING
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Virtual Officers Training Week: September 21-24


                                            Online Training Modules
                                              ASTM Online
                                              Balloting and Handling
                                               Negative Votes
                                              Officer and Subcommittee
                                               Chairman's Duties
                                              Interlaboratory Study
                                               Program
                                              Development of a Standard

              Registration opens early June @
              www.astm.org/MEMBER_TRAINING
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ILS Program Update

 Ensuring the Validity of ASTM Test Methods
  • 400 registered studies
  • 81 new ILS research reports
  • 40 ILS programs balloted and
       approved in 2008
  • NEW: ILS home page on
       ASTM Website
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Website Enhancements: Improve Standards Delivery


                                                              •   HTML Format
                                                              •   Discoverability
                                                              •   Server Upgrade
                                                              •   “Ask ASTM”




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           Standards Worldwide
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2008 Annual Report
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Thank You




              ASTM International
              Annual Business Meeting
              May 20, 2009 | Vancouver, British Columbia