ASTM International Provides Public Access to Standards Used For COVID-19

ASTM International

2020/3/26 17:16



W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


Global standards organization ASTM International is providing no-cost public

access to a suite of two dozen important standards used in the production and

testing of personal protective equipment to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus)

public health emergency.


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In an effort to support manufacturers, testing labs, healthcare professionals,

and the general public, the available standards cover personal protective

equipment including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers.


"ASTM International is committed to supporting healthcare providers,

manufacturers, labs, and others in their efforts to address this global

pandemic," according to Katharine Morgan, ASTM International president.

"Providing access to these standards at no cost will help companies

manufacturing these products to understand necessary safety, quality and

performance requirements, helping our world work better."


The suite of available standards include test methods, performance

specifications, and terminology. They were developed and maintained by ASTM

International's committees on personal protective clothing and equipment (F23),

textiles (D13), rubber (D11), pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative

control agents (E35), and medical and surgical devices and materials (F04), and

are available here for public access ( ).


Please visit and for more information and

recommendations surrounding the coronavirus.


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