DICKSON, TN – ZINC OXIDE, LLC, has announced that it has been selected to provide product samples to be used as the reference standard for the ASTM D3265 test method. The announcement was made at the December 2015 ASTM Technical meetings in Tampa, ASTM Committee D24 on Carbon Black. Zinc Oxide LLC will be the exclusive global provider of the zinc oxide reference standard for this industry standard test. ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes over 12,000 voluntary technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.
“Zinc Oxide LLC is honored by this recognition, which showcases its commitment to the tire and rubber industry. Before our material was approved, it passed rigorous testing by the ASTM and showed the most consistency and desirable target results amongst other sources considered” said John Stourac, Global Technical Director for Zinc Oxide LLC.
Stourac is no stranger to ASTM standards having previously championed the first Industrial Reference Material (IRM) zinc oxide for ASTM Committee D11 on rubber, and John is also a reviewer and approver of new and revised ASTM standards.
According to the ASTM, The requirements for rubber reinforcement continue to increase and the carbon black industry continues to respond with new and novel products. The world is depending upon ASTM D24 to continue its leadership in methods development and standardization of these new products as they are commercialized.
Photo caption: Pictured at the ASTM meeting is John Stourac, global technical director ZNO LLC, and Wes Balentine of Balentine Enterprises , who will distribute the D3265 reference zinc oxide worldwide.