Bethesda, Maryland - The US Adhesive and Sealant Council has responded to suggestions by participants at its July Sustainability Summit by submitting six terms and definitions related to sustainability to the ASTM D14 Adhesives Subcommittee on Terminology for inclusion in the ASTM D907 (Standard Terminology for Adhesives).
The ASTM Subcommittee reviewed and approved the submission for balloting by the full ASTM D14 Committee, beginning in January 2012.
The six terms to be included in the January balloting process are:
• life cycle assessment (LCA)
• life cycle
• renewable resource
• biobased products/material
• carbon footprint
"One of the outcomes the Council's Sustainability Summit was a clear need for establishing common terminology related to sustainability that industry can recognize," said Mark Collatz, director of government relations at ASC, in the group's 3 Nov statement. "This cooperative effort between ASC and ASTM is a first step in creating a baseline of understanding for sustainability terminology within the adhesive industry."