Oct 142013

The World Standards Day takes place every 14th October. The date was selected because on 14th October 1946 took place a meeting in London where delegates from 25 States decided to create an international organization focused on facilitating standardization.

Frederica Scott Vollrath won the poster competition for this year

Although International Standardization Organization, ISO, was founded on 1947 the first World Standards Day was held in 1970. Therefore, this year the 43rd edition is celebrated.

 El mensaje lanzado este año se centra en potenciar las normas como una potente herramienta para liderar cambios positivos detallando especificaciones que consigan abrir mercados globales, permitiendo ambientes aptos para los negocios, estimulando el crecimiento económico y ayudando a mitigar el cambio climático.

Desde AFTA queremos apoyar este tipo de iniciativas, que representan el punto de vista consensuado de los expertos mundiales en los diferentes sectores industriales, que ponen su conocimiento de un modo voluntario al interés público.

We would like to leave a link to the reviews that have been published by other organizations, like ISO or AENOR, as well as to the twitter hashtag #worldstandardsday.

May 302013

From AFTA, we link hereby the 2012 annual reports of the main Standard and Steel Associations, which are normally published these days.


AENOR Report 2012: Annual report of the Spanish Standardization Association.

– DIN Report: the most relevant standardization works carried out in Germany during 2012.

ISO Report

Steel Associations

Eurofer shows its analyse from the last year.

Worldsteel Association: offers its point of view.

Dec 122012

On January 1st 2013 there will come into force Regulation 1025/2012, which establishes the new legal frame for the European standardization and represents a resounding support and political recognition of the European Institutions and Members States to the standardization activity.

The Regulation can be downloaded here.

AENOR has published an article in order to inform about its most relevant aspects and implications, such as the clues of standardization of the following years. This article can be consulted through the following link.

Jul 032012

The first UNE standard was published 25 years ago. It is UNE 37137-87: Carbon steel bands, hot-dip galvanized, with specific yield strength.

This standard have experimented several changes since then. Nowadays, the current standard is the UNE EN 10346: Continuosly hot-dip coated steel flat roducts. Technical delivery conditions.

To celebrate this anniversary, AENOR has uploaded a commemorative video in its Youtube channel.

Due to the close bonds that connect us to AENOR, as well as to the carbon steel products, from AFTA we offer our own tribute to the first UNE Standard.

© 2012