aquatechnik® Professional Polypropylene Fusion Pipe is certified NSF / ANSI Standard 14 in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

Mississauga, Ontario (May 25, 2015) — NSF International has confirmed certification of aquatechnik® polypropylene fusion pipe for NSF / ANSI Standard 14, covering its “plastic piping system components and related material.”  The aquatechnik® NSF certification listing may be found at: https://info.nsf.org/Certified/Plumbing/Listings.asp?CompanyName=aquatechnik&

Since 1985, aquatechnik® has been at the forefront of manufacturing the highest quality of polypropylene heat fusion welding pipe and fittings for multiple fluid handling systems.  Today, the firm’s manufacturing plant in Magnano, Italy produces a full range of fusion pipe and fitting solutions for export to a growing number of countries world-wide where aquatechnik® fusion pipe is available – now including Canada, the United States and Mexico.

The NSF / ANSI 14 certification is an important step forward for the growing aquatechnik North America distribution network, which is now able to market the certified product.  In addition, testing is under way for NSF / ANSI 61 covering “drinking water system components;” aquatechnik® certification for that standard is expected in the next month.

All major plumbing codes are now requiring that plastic piping products comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 14. The International Plumbing Code, International Residential Code and National Standard Plumbing Code have required compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 14 for many years, and now the Uniform Plumbing Code also requires NSF/ANSI 14 compliance for plastic pipe and fittings, raising the bar on quality for plastic piping products throughout North America.

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Mike Thomas (left) and Steven Thomas (r) of aquatechnik® North America with Marco Petenà, managing director and founder of aquatechnik® group sp.

Celebrating NSF / ANSI 14 certification: Mike Thomas (left) and Steven Thomas (r) of aquatechnik North America with Marco Petenà, managing director and founder of aquatechnik® group sp.

About aquatechnik North America:  aquatechnik North America is the exclusive distributor of aquatechnik® professional PP-R Fusion Pipe solutions for fluid handling systems.  The company distributes aquatechnik® product through authorized regional distributors to their qualified professional installer customers.  Visit www.aquatechnikNA.com for more information about aquatechnik&®.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF International’s Water Programs require extensive product testing and unannounced audits of production facilities to verify that water treatment products meet the design, material and performance requirements. NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

NSF led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water to help protect public health and the environment and minimize adverse health effects. In 1990, the U.S. EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards. Today, all major plumbing codes require certification to NSF standards for pipes and plumbing components in commercial and residential buildings.

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