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Abstract

It is increasingly being recognized that a harmonized system of standards is a vital instrument for the ready acceptance of new and improved performance materials, for efficient and reliable industrial processes, for safety, and for encouraging the free flow of manufactures across borders. The production of written standards is the task of accredited national and international bodies. However, in order to activate the process of generation of quality specifications and codes of practice, (especially in the advanced technologies), it is necessary to provide the independant technical base. This metrological base should be advanced in order to anticipate new technological developments. Such "prenormalization" research is often rate determining for the promotion of quality, for new product acceptance was well as for the safety accreditation of processes. We consider the concept of prenormalization research in advanced materials in relation to the genesis of the multilateral collaboration scheme known as VAMAS and review the motivation for its launching; the nature of the cooperative structure; its contacts with national and European Community programmes; accomplishments to the present day and its promise for the future.

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Authors: HONDROS E D JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES: RESEARCH ORIENTATION AND INDUSTRIAL NEEDS, BOLOGNA (ITALY), OCT. 20-21, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32973 ORA
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Record Number: 1989125054700 / Last updated on: 1987-11-01
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