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NSF Intl. issues WaterMark Certification to Simon Co. for its HIM Safe polyethylene pipe and fittings
NSF Intl. has certified Simon Co.’s HIM Safe polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings to the Australian WaterMark Certification Scheme for plumbing, water treatment and distribution products. Simon Co.’s products are the first PE pipe and fitting products to earn WaterMark certification from NSF Intl., and Simon Co. can now use the WaterMark logo on approved products and distribute to the Australian, Malaysian and New Zealand markets.
WaterMark certification is required for products to be legally installed in the water supply system in Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand. To earn WaterMark certification, Simon Co.’s pipe and fittings were submitted to an NSF laboratory and subjected to rigorous materials safety, performance and structural integrity testing to the AS/NZS 4130 (PE pipes for pressure applications) and AS/NZS 4129 (fittings for PE pipes for pressure applications) standards. NSF also conducted an audit of Simon Co.’s manufacturing facility to verify product formulations, supplier and quality assurance/quality control records, and that only authorized materials are used to manufacture the product.
NSF is the only U.S. certification body to earn JAS-ANZ (Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand) accreditation and offers certification to the WaterMark Certification Scheme as part of its NSF Passport Program. The program helps companies achieve product certifications required in major and emerging global markets such as the U.K., Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, France, Japan and many others.
Companies are assigned a single point of contact with the expertise to help navigate the regulatory, testing and certification requirements for drinking water treatment, distribution and plumbing products in various countries. As a result, companies are able to streamline multiple country approval projects from the initial application to final approval, which reduces testing costs and a product’s time to market.