About ASTM International

The Trusted Leader in Global Standards Development

ASTM International is the standards leader in 150 global industries. Leveraging our 125-year history and a consensus-based approach, ASTM develops standards that give equal weight to the needs of all industry stakeholders.

Helping Our World Work Better

Over 12,900 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day, ensuring quality, safety, and compliance. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.


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The Global Standards Leader

A recognized international leader, ASTM has developed standards in over 150 major global industries. Our volunteer members are producers, users, consumers, government, and academia from more than 150 countries.

An organization of inclusion, ASTM International offers global access to fully transparent standards development, resulting in the highest technical excellence in standardization. We support all countries that want to contribute to and benefit from globally accepted standards.


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Our 5 Strategic Objectives


Promote a focus on public health and safety, expand leadership positions in the standards community, and broaden the international use of ASTM products and services.

Global Technical Expertise

Attract and retain technical experts from around the world by creating an intellectually and professionally rewarding collaborative environment.

Standards and Technical Content Development

Always be relevant and continuously enhance the technical quality of standards and related content by providing a best-in-class, scalable development infrastructure.

Services Provider

Understand global societal needs and service stakeholders through the integration of innovative products and services.

Organizational Vitality

Provide an organizational culture of service and innovation with the appropriate resources to achieve ASTM’s mission and be positioned to respond to the changing environment.

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The Benefits of Membership

ASTM membership not only gives you access to the top safety standards in your industry, it gives you a voice in their development. Our consensus-based approach balances the needs of all industry stakeholders.

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