PHILADELPHIA — ASTM has issued a request for industry participation in the development of international consensus standards related to advances in polymer technologies employed in low-VOC and other high-performance coatings. A subcommittee of ASTM Committee D-1 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications is seeking input from polymer and resin suppliers, coatings manufacturers and other “stakeholders” in the field. For more information or to submit information or questions, contact Jack Lamberton, Reichhold Chemicals Inc., P.O. Box 13582, Research Triangle, NC 27709-3582; phone 919/990.8039; or e-mail Lamberton is chairman of Subcommittee DO1.33 on Polymers and Resins.