Vol.5 No.1 2012
Research paper : An analysis method for oxygen impurity in magnesium and its alloys (A. Tsuge et al.)−36−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.5 No.1 (2012) please describe in detail the background and the process to standardization, such as: “Did Korea participate in response to the request for cooperation from Japan, or did they voluntarily raise their hand?”Answer 2 (Wataru Kanematsu)Since there is a big Korean firm that engages in both the iron and steel manufacturing and Mg components production, Korean delegations were highly interested in the oxygen analysis from the beginning. Therefore, the check of our measurement procedure was done voluntarily rather than by request from Japan. I added the explanation of the background of their active cooperation in our activities, with some possible implications.Comment 3 (Yasuo Hasegawa)What is the role of Korea in SC5? Also, did the positive evaluation by Korea affect the discussions at the technical committee?Answer 3 (Wataru Kanematsu)As mentioned in chapter 1, Korea is solidifying its position as a basic material supplier in the world market of magnesium. Therefore, Korea has a great influence as a P-member in SC5. We believe that the P-members other than Japan and Korea were favorably impressed with the fact that Korea verified the accuracy of the analysis method to be proposed to ISO. Some sentences were added to clarify this point.