ASTM International which was started in 1898 was originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). It is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, they are currently represented in over 120 countries.
The ASTM is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy. For more information see www.astm.org