ASTM International Committee E15 on Industrial and Specialty Chemicals recently voted to merge into ASTM Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals. The two committees had reportedly been operating with similar strategies and guidelines for many years. A task group comprised of members of both committees researched the feasibility of a merger.

“Merging these two important committees will help consolidate chemical industry expertise in standards development, providing a one-stop shop for many stakeholders worldwide who use these crucial standards,” said Daniel Smith, vice president of technical committee operations. “It will also help reduce the potential for duplicative standards work while reducing travel and meeting expenses for our members.”

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