Jefferson Rubber Achieves WRAS Material Approval for Butyl Rubber
The approved rubber material is suitable for contact with wholesome water for domestic purposes having met the requirements of BS6920-1:2000 and/or 2014 ‘Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water, according to the WRAS.
Non-metallic materials & components, such as rubber sheet material and ‘O’ rings undergo testing by the WRAS for their effects on water quality. This type of approval demonstrates that the non-metallic material/component does not itself contaminate the water and therefore satisfies this particular requirement of regulations and bylaws.
“We are excited to receive the WRAS material approval and expect this will open new opportunities for Jefferson Rubber Works in the European markets as well as with domestic manufacturers who export to Europe and need local suppliers who have WRAS approval”, said Company President Dave Pentland. “This approval should also assist in our expansion in the plumbing and waste water markets”, Pentland said.
Jefferson will be listed on the WRAS website which can be found at www.wras.co.uk/directory
Jefferson Rubber Works is a leading manufacturer for over thirty- five years of custom precision, injection molded rubber products. Jefferson Rubber’s staff brings a broad spectrum of expertise and insight to every job. The company offers complete in-plant engineering services, from prototype design to finished product. For more information call 508-791-3600 or visit the Jefferson Rubber Works website: www.jeffersonrubber.com.
The purpose of WRAS is to contribute to the protection of public health by preventing contamination of public water supplies and encouraging the efficient use of water by promoting and facilitating compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws. WRAS is a subscription membership company limited by guarantee and was incorporated on 4 August 2008. The subscribers of WRAS are the 26 UK Water Suppliers.