WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - ASTM is seeking participants in the development of standards that will measure various properties of hydrocarbon resins, including color DSC/Tg, MWD by GPC, color stability, and softening point. The standards are being developed by ASTM Subcommitteee D01.38 on Hydrocarbon Resins, part of Committee D-1 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications.

The subcommittee also is involved in efforts to harmonize International Organization for Standardization methods related to hydrocarbon resins. Interested parties can contact subcommittee chairman Alan Kravetz, Minolta Corp., 101 Williams Dr., Ramsey, NJ 07446-1293; phone 201/934.5228; e-mail akravetz@minolta.com. More information on Committee D-1 can be obtained from Tim Brooke, ASTM, phone 610/832.9729; e-mail tbrooke@astm.org.