Standard Article

Standards and Specifications

  1. Claudio Voto1,
  2. Maria Assunta Autiello2

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc232

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Voto, C. and Autiello, M. A. 2012. Standards and Specifications. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–17.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alenia Aermacchi, SpA, Italy

  2. 2

    Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, National Research Council, Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


This article discusses the importance of the use of Standards and Specifications, documents that specify methods, processes, test requirements, workmanship, parts, material, and design used repeatedly in the design, drafting, procurement, and manufacture of composite materials and products.

In this article two documents are reported as examples; in particular, one of them illustrates a composite material standard and the other a composite process specification.

Finally a listing of composite material specifications and a listing of applicable advanced composite ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) standards are presented.


  • ISO;
  • standard;
  • specification;
  • process;
  • material