Setting a higher standard within the standard
A tube is a tube, right? Wrong. That is why we have international standards like ASTM and EN certifications to help guide distributors and their buyers. The challenge is that many of these standards are fairly basic or provide recommendations for minimum or maximum levels only. So have you asked yourself whether your supplier is providing the optimum quality for your application - just the right amount of molybdenum, nickel or other element you really need, even if the quality supplied is technically within standard?