Chapter 23. The Need for Worldwide, Uniform Industry Standards and Test Methods

  1. David Thomas
  1. Thomas R. Sanford

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294451.ch23

Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5

Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5

How to Cite

Sanford, T. R. (1997) The Need for Worldwide, Uniform Industry Standards and Test Methods, in Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5 (ed D. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294451.ch23

Author Information

  1. Porcelain Enamel Institute, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375556

Online ISBN: 9780470294451

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Keywords:

  • test methods;
  • astm;
  • international standards;
  • certified laboratories;
  • porcelain enamel

Summary

The importance of meaningful standards for industry worldwide is noted. Foreign-sponsored test methods and standards that ignore the United States' position are described. Current problems for U.S. manufacturers resulting from inadequate tests and standards are cited. Ways to respond to the United States' postion are discussed.