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McCullough authors new international standard

Friday, October 16, 2009

ASTM International has adopted F2732, a new standard on Practice for Determining the Temperature Ratings for Cold Weather Protective Clothing such as ski jackets and thermal coveralls.

Elizabeth McCullough, past chair of the subcommittee in charge of the new standard, is the international standard’s author.

“If most manufacturers follow F2732, consumers will be better able to compare the temperature ratings of cold weather garments described in catalogs and on Web sides, and make informed purchases,” McCullough said in an article headlined “Temperature Ratings” in the September/October issue of Standardization News.

She is co-director of the Institute for Environmental Research at K-State and a professor in apparel, textiles and interior design.

ASTM International was originally known as American Society for Testing and Materials.

This article was posted on Friday, October 16, 2009, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.