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ASTM playground safety proposal defeated – but it could yet return

ASTM’s proposal to tighten up impact absorbency standards for playground surfacing has been defeated. The proposal did not receive enough support from members of the relevant committee even to be considered at its meeting in California last week. 560 more words

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Acetal Copolymer Sheet, Opaque Black, Standard Tolerance, ASTM D6100/UL 94HB, 0.125" Thickness, 12" Width, 12" Length

The opaque black acetal copolymer sheet has a standard tolerance and meets American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM D6100 and Underwriters Laboratories UL 94HB specifications. 16 more words

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How many Canadian children die in playground accidents? An open question to Rolf Huber

How many children in Canada die each year as a result of equipment-related injuries on school and public playgrounds? The question is blunt, but important. As I have… 715 more words

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PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide) Noryl EN-265 Round Rod, Opaque Black, Standard Tolerance, ASTM D4349 PPE220 Round Rod, Opaque Black, 3/8" Diameter, 12" Length

The opaque black PPO Noryl EN-265 round rod has a standard tolerance and meets American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM D4349 PPE220 specifications. Modified PPO (polyphenylene oxide) Noryl EN265 is a strong, rigid plastic that offers excellent electrical and thermal properties as well asRead more…

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American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) NAMTA Meeting and the Pastel Standard

One of the benefits of attending the NAMTA meeting is the presence of a lot of art material dealers.  The subcommittee of ASTM that focuses on artists’s materials, designated as D01.57 creates manufacturing standards for art materials.   801 more words

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Standards: Time for reform?

It’s often hard to predict what will generate an active interest in an issue.  The issue may have been around for a good deal of time, indeed may have been a source of worry or irritation but, somehow, the matter appears impenetrable, difficult to grasp. 1,824 more words

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Nylon 6/6 Sheet, Opaque White, Standard Tolerance, ASTM D4066, 0.250" Thickness, 12" Width, 24" Length

The opaque white nylon 6/6 sheet has a standard tolerance and meets American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM D4066 specifications. Nylon 6/6, the most widely used nylon type, offers excellent wear and abrasion resistance and a low-friction surface, while providing greater strength thanRead more…

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