Survival in a Global Market

Competitive price point? Check. Product quality supersedes others? Check. Performance specifications in line with the customer’s request? Check. Unique features? Check. Availability and reasonable lead time? Check. Product meets regulatory standards and certification requirements? Check, check, check.

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Regulatory impact on drinking water products in a global sales environment

About The Author: 

Hannah G. Adams is technical sales representative for KX Technologies LLC. Adams can be reached at hadams@kxtech.com or 203.764.2529.

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology, for KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Alan Graebert is engineer, product certification, for KX Technologies LLC. Graebert can be reached atagraebert@kxtech.com or 203.764.2520.

Publication Date: 
September 10, 2012
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September 10, 2012
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Exploring Global Opportunities

These days, everywhere you look there is another person carrying a water bottle. It would seem that Americans are crazy for bottled water — according to the latest data from the International Bottled Water Assn., U.S. bottled water consumption increased in 2011, with each American drinking approximately 29.2 gal per year.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
September 10, 2012
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September 10, 2012
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Hernon Mfg. Formulations Receive NSF Approval for Drinking Water

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Hernon Manufacturing
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NSF has certified that more Hernon products conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Hernon Mfg. recently received notification that six more products have received NSF Intl. approval for drinking water. These products were certified in addition to the five Cylinlock formulations Hernon also announced recently.

NSF certified that the following products conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 — Drinking Water System Components — Health Effects:

Sealants

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Publication Date: 
September 4, 2012

Manufacturing Company Announces Test Lab Improvements

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PR Newswire
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BrassCraft Mfg. added equipment and improved the layout of its wet lab to perform tests required by industry certifiers, including ASME, CSA, ASSE, ASTM and ANSI

BrassCraft Mfg. has improved its capability by adding additional equipment and improving the layout of its wet lab to perform tests required by the majority of the industry's certifiers, including ASME, CSA, ASSE, ASTM and ANSI.

"The test lab allows us to maintain our high level of quality while continuing to meet the compliance requirements of the latest product standards," said Bill Turnau, test lab manager. "The additional capacity also drives competitive testing to better understand changing designs and technologies in the marketplace."

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August 20, 2012

Kuwait Beverage Company Earns Certification from NSF Intl.’s Bottled Water Certification Program

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NSF Intl.
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Arabian Beverage Co.’s entire product line is now NSF certified

Arabian Beverage Co. Ltd.’s entire product line has been tested and certified to NSF Intl.’s Bottled Water Certification Program.

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August 2, 2012

WQA Offering Industrial Webinars, Recertification

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WQA
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WQA's newest webinars are geared toward elevating service personnel for industrial treatment

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) new Web-based industrial water treatment education program launched earlier in July and is designed to help companies raise their service personnel from doing only mechanical repair to understanding the interdependency of complex multi-stage treatment components and determining and meeting customer goals in the field.

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July 25, 2012

Eco-Labeling Program to be Available Later This Year

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WQA
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The WQA's eco-labeling program is currently being reviewed by outside stakeholders and is still on track to be available later this year

According to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA), its eco-labeling program—which will allow companies to show consumers that their products are certified as sustainable—is currently being reviewed by outside stakeholders including retailers, regulatory agencies and academia. The program remains on track to be available later this year.

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July 19, 2012
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WQA Eco-labeling Program to be Available Later This Year

California Third-Party Certification Bill Faces Challenge

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Bill caught in political wrangling, but passage is still possible

According to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA), the effort to move California from state certification of products to third-party certification has hit some barriers, but it may still pass in the coming weeks.   

In May, the legislative subcommittee responsible for the proposal blocked its passage despite support from the governor and California's Department of Public Health. 

The industry continues to work with legislators and policymakers to help this bill pass and get the state of California out of the product registration business.

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July 13, 2012
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California Third-Party Certification Bill Faces Challenge

Ninth Global Bottled Water Congress to Take Place in Barcelona

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Attendees at this year’s event will debate key environmental, economic and market developments

This year's Global Bottled Water Congress takes place from Oct. 8 to 10 in Barcelona, Spain, with the industry gathering to debate key environmental, economic and market developments. Under the theme of natural value, senior representatives from companies such as Coca-Cola, Danone, Nestlé, Vichy Catalan and Unicer will be speaking and leading discussions over the three-day summit on innovations in packaging, global market perspectives and growth in emerging markets.

Publication Date: 
July 12, 2012

Sorting Out Scale Prevention

Scale not only clogs pipes and destroys valves, it also consumes energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, more than 10% of the energy consumed in a home goes toward heating water.

Many consumers use energy-efficient products to save money. What many do not know is that energy-saving efforts can be negated if they have hard water and do not address scale.

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Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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