Working with ASTM
Our plant laboratories are regularly audited by our Quality Technology group and assessed twice a year through an international proficiency testing program, the Laboratory Proficiency Rating System (LPRS). This program, organized by the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM International), provides us with an opportunity to internally compare our laboratories with nearly 100 industry laboratories worldwide. If LPRS identifies any anomalies or deviations, we conduct internal investigations, with support from our two world-class central laboratories located in Marietta, USA and Taloja, India. This commitment to sharing best practice ensures our laboratories meet the very highest global standards.
Birla Carbon actively participates in the ASTM D24 Technical Committee, which develops internationally recognized and accepted test standards applicable to carbon black. The ASTM standards play a key role for our products in areas such as composition, properties, classification, nomenclature, analysis and QA.ASTM D24 Technical Committee