Our Abrasion Resistant Material AR®HT is NSF Certified – Why You Should Care

by:Pragati Verma

If you are in the drinking water business, you must be familiar with a little round blue circle with the letters ‘NSF’ on at least some of your equipment. Indeed, most products that come in contact with potable water need to use components and materials that are NSF tested and certified.

We are proud to announce that our thermoplastic wear and abrasion resistant material AR®HT Composite is now NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Certified and safe for use in drinking water applications. You can see our certificate here.

This certification ensures that your product will meet regulatory requirements for the U.S. and Canada and often meets or exceeds requirements for other countries.

A global public health and environmental organization, the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has set stringent requirements to control equipment and components that contact both potable water and products that support its production. These requirements, known as NSF-61, are accredited by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), which oversees the consensus for developing U.S. standards for manufacturing procedures. The certification has also now been updated with Canadian requirements and is designated as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

The only national standard in America addressing the human health effects of system components for drinking water, NSF 61 is a performance-based standard evaluating the amount of contaminants that leach from products into drinking water. Significantly, any chemicals that leach from material and toxicological evaluation of concentrations are analyzed to ensure levels are below what may cause potential adverse human health effects. Your products typically must comply with NSF 61, if you manufacture, sell or distribute products for water treatment or distribution in North America.

Now that our AR®HT Composite Materials is NSF certified, we look forward to empowering organizations on their journey to treat and serve clean and safe drinking water that protects people’s health.