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Creating Standard Reference Materials for Testing Declarable Substances in Materials.



John R. Sieber


As ASTM International Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials begins its work, ASTM wants to inform all members and stakeholders of the mission, goals and planned activities of the committee. I was asked to describe my role as the National Institute of Standards and Technology representative to F40. My expertise in X?ray fluorescence spectrometry causes me to interact with a variety of industries that rely on elemental analysis for product development and quality control. Over the past five years, I have been involved with six ASTM committees, including membership in E01 and F40 and collaboration with D02, D20, C01, and C09. I see my value to ASTM as a technical expert and as a conduit of information between industry and NIST. NIST employees approach ASTM committee participation in different ways. Some accept leadership positions, while others concentrate on technical contributions. Whichever path NIST representatives take in ASTM committees, they are there because ASTM activities provide close, long-term interactions with industry.
Astm Standardization News
No 6


ASTM International, chemical metrology, committee participation, hazardous substances, standard methods


Sieber, J. (2005), Creating Standard Reference Materials for Testing Declarable Substances in Materials., Astm Standardization News, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2005, Updated March 13, 2017