Author Archives: Taco van der Maten

Taco van der Maten is the Vice Chairman of ASTM International's Board of Directors, Chairman of the ASTM Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials and active member in D02 Committee on petroleum product and lubricants and in D20 committee on plastics. He actively participates in discussions involving multinational polymer, oil and chemical companies. Through this he is able to influence global standardization and regulations with the purpose of sustainable business solutions with a positive societal impact. Taco is also the Marketing Manager for petrol, oil and petrochemicals at Malvern Panalytical. He lends his experience to companies in optimizing their process, product and quality control through better materials characterization. Malvern Panalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation for the purpose of materials characterization.

Published 9 Oct 2019

The amazing story of a standard Taco

Is this story about food? Yes, it could be but, it is also about the amazing things I’m experiencing as a Taco, in the world of standardization. This year I’m the Chairman of the Board of Directors at ASTM International….READ MORE >

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Published 25 Apr 2019

About the challenges of crude oil analysis

Crude oil is the starting material for a large number of consumer products our modern world is depending on. The most common and well-known compounds are gasoline and kerosene as fuels for vehicles and planes. But also asphalt is made…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Oct 2017

Harnessing the potential of process technologies

Downstream in-line monitoring for better processes and products Every second is critical towards rectifying a plant upset or ensuring efficient plant management. What if you could incorporate in-line analysis for your dry and liquid products? Companies that introduced in-line particle…READ MORE >

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