ASTM International’s committee on nonferrous metals and alloys will host a free workshop, ‘Zinc and Zinc Alloys: Global Harmonization and New Alloys’, on Monday, 13 November from 1.30 to 2.30 pm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

ASTM International member John Malmgreen will discuss the early development of specifications for zinc casting alloys, the efforts to harmonize specifications, new developments and revisions, and the addition of new zinc casting alloys.

‘Zinc die castings are used throughout the world in a variety of industries, including automotive, electrical, computer, household appliances, and many other applications,’ said Malmgreen, who is vice president of manufacturing/quality at Eastern Alloy Inc. ‘The ease of casting and finishing, combined with good physical and mechanical properties, and RoHS-compliant composting are some of the reasons the use of zinc die castings is so widespread.’

The workshop will also review changes that were made to ASTM International’s zinc and zinc die casting alloy standards resulting from efforts to harmonize worldwide standards through a collaboration between ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

No registration is required for the workshop. For more information about the committee, contact Molly Lynyak at

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