ASTM aims for Q4 return to in-person meetings

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

During its annual business meeting, staged virtually, ASTM International expressed optimism for October 2021 resumption of face-to-face committee meetings. Board Chair John Logar previewed the Society’s annual report, entitled “Resilience,” and cited the past year’s measures to support global health by offering no-cost access to standards used in personal protective equipment production and testing.

“Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated members, there are now more than 13,000 active standards that work to promote ASTM International’s mission of helping our world work better,” said Logar, senior director of aseptic processing and terminal sterilization at Johnson & Johnson Microbiological Quality and Sterility Assurance. “By providing a best-in-class development infrastructure, we aim to continuously enhance the technical quality of ASTM standards and related content.”

ASTM International’s global collaborative forum for PPE was another 2020 highlight featured at the business meeting. Created during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it addressed challenges facing PPE and accelerating standards development.

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