WEST CONSOHOCKEN, Pa.—The ASTM International will launch a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black, the standards body announced Feb. 6.
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 characterization.
According to ASTM, the committee was formed by the members of its existing committee on carbon black who saw "a growing and distinct portfolio of standards work related to recycling carbon-black products."
"We're honored to be chosen as the standards development organization for the world's leading experts in yet another exciting and innovative industry," James Thomas, president of ASTM International said in the release.
Anthony Thornton, who formerly served on the organization'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, Ga.
The committee will host its first meeting March 22 in Brussels, in conjunction with the annual conference of the European Tyre Recycling Association.