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Acquisition meets demand for expedited plastic pipe performance and custom R&D testing
NSF Intl. acquired the laboratory portion of Jana Laboratories Inc., an engineering consulting and laboratory testing firm that serves the global water and plastic pipe industries. Jana Laboratories’ 14-person laboratory staff and 20,000-sq-ft laboratory in Aurora, Ontario, Canada will be renamed NSF Janalab and become part of NSF’s global network of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratories throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
The acquisition expands NSF’s pipe testing capabilities, making it the largest provider of oxidative resistance stress testing in the world and the largest provider of hydrostatic performance stress testing in North America. NSF Janalab includes a 4,000-sq-ft Advanced Pipe Test Facility II, which has the largest oxidative resistance stress testing capacity in the world, as well as significant hydrostatic performance stress testing capacity. These capabilities, along with NSF’s existing global laboratory capabilities, combine to make it one of the leading providers of performance and health effects testing and certification for the global plastic pipe industry.
Jana will retain the consulting and training portion of its business under its name.
NSF’s expanded capabilities include:
To ensure plastic pipe companies have the strongest combination of consulting and laboratory technical expertise, NSF has developed an agreement with Jana that will benefit both organizations’ clients. Through the agreement, Jana will be able to provide independent consulting services to NSF clients and NSF will be able to provide testing services to Jana’s clients. The two organizations also will work together in the development of new standards.