Jan 31, 2020

First Materials Manufacturer Earns NSF REG4 Certification

SABIC Specialties has earned NSF REG4 certification. 

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NSF International has introduced NSF REG4, which is an independent certification program that allows manufacturers of plumbing products and materials to show compliance with the UK’s Water Supply Regulations of 1999.

SABIC’s Specialties recently received certification, according to NSF International, for several grades of its NORYL resin. This is the first material manufacturer to earn the NSF REG4 certification mark.

The certification also ensures that manufacturers are compliant with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009, according to NSF International.

NSF REG4 certifies mechanical products and non-metallic materials that are in contact with drinking water, reported NSF International. For the UK market, this certification is the new reference program. 

This certification is the new reference program for the UK market.

“Every water fitting shall be of an appropriate quality and standard; and be suitable for the circumstances in which it is used,” according to NSF International

The certification program offers benefits including an audit-based program to verify compliance, reported NSF International. As part of the process, production facilities undergo annual audits based on the NSF REG4 certification requirements. NSF’s independent certification decision immediately following product testing gives manufacturers shorter timeframes for product listing and market access.

“We recognize the important role that increasingly robust certifications play to help ensure safe drinking water for consumers,” said William Wan, global business director of NORYL Resins, SABIC. “That is why we go above and beyond to meet the standards of organizations such as NSF International. The new certification scheme for the UK provides our customers with an extra measure of confidence that the materials SABIC supplies meet rigorous compliance standards.”

A list of products certified to NSF REG4 can be found in the NSF listings.

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