ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM is the abbreviation of ‘American Society for Testing & Materials’. ASTM is one of world’s biggest & oldest not for profit standard making organizations. Some 12,575 ASTM voluntary consensus standards operate globally. The organization's headquarters is in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, about 5 mi (8.0 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
ASTM also offers certification programs that cover products including materials, systems and services as well as personnel to demonstrate via an independent third party compliance to standards. Two of these are the USDA Voluntary Bio-based Product Labelling Program and National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies.
ASTM does not participate in requiring or enforcing compliance with its standards. However, contracts with corporations or governments may specify compliance to a particular standard. For example, all toys sold in the United States must meet the specifications of ASTM F963, the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety per the U.S. Government Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008. CDG is the leading ASTM Testing, ASTM Compliance & ASTM Certification company of India.