West Consohocken, Pennsylvania – The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is to launch a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB), the standards body announced 6 Feb.
Committee D36 will focus on creating and updating standards in areas such as the decomposition of scrap tires, other scrap-rubber components, sustainability, and material characterisation.
According to ASTM, the committee was formed by the members of its existing committee on carbon black (D24) who saw “a growing and distinct portfolio of standards work related to recycling carbon-black products”.
“We’re honoured to be chosen as the standards development organisation for the world’s leading experts in yet another exciting and innovative industry,” said James Thomas, president of ASTM International.
Anthony Thornton, who formerly served on the organisation’s board of directors, has been appointed to chair the new committee. He is the director of product integrity and performance at Micromeritics Instrument Corp. based in Norcross, Georgia.
The committee will host its first meeting on 22 March in Brussels, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA).