Critical Materials Institute, ASTM Team Up to Develop Materials Standards

by | Oct 2, 2014

ASTM International and the Critical Materials Institute have entered into a memorandum of understanding and member agreement that the organizations say will pave the way for the ongoing development of critical materials standards across a realm of industry areas.

The MOU is intended to benefit members of both ASTM and CMI that are developing ASTM standards in the realm of critical materials as well as those that will use the resulting standards.

CMI, run by the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University, is a US Department of Energy Innovation Hub whose mission is to assure supply chains of materials critical to clean energy technologies.

ASTM International is made up of volunteer members that develop standards in many different fields.

Under the MOU and member agreement, ASTM will participate in the CMI Affiliates Program as an observing member. This will provide ASTM with an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders for critical materials and to educate them about ASTM and the value of standardization.

CMI has agreed to join and participate in the ASTM process and to provide technical data and expertise to ASTM technical committees that develop critical materials standards.

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