New laboratory tests chlorine resistance of plastic piping

ANN ARBOR, MI, Mar. 30, 2011 -- A new laboratory at NSF International's headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, has been opened to conduct chlorine resistance testing on plastic piping...

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ANN ARBOR, MI, Mar. 30, 2011 -- A new laboratory at NSF International's headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, has been opened to conduct chlorine resistance testing on plastic piping.

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NSF International's Chlorine Resistance Testing Laboratory.
Chlorine resistance testing is required by plumbing codes and product standards. The new lab evaluates all types of plastic piping, such as PE (polyethylene), PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), PE-RT (polyethylene of raised temperature resistance), PP (polypropylene), and PPR (polypropylene random copolymer).

With the new facility, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), NSF International's engineers can work directly with companies to meet their needs for chlorine resistance testing, R&D projects and pre-production testing.

The automated features of the laboratory enable NSF International to provide fast turnaround times for manufacturers needing to meet regulatory testing requirements.

"By adding this state-of-the-art laboratory, NSF significantly expands its R&D services and offers companies the opportunity to work directly with NSF engineers on their chlorine resistance projects," said Bob Frayer, Director of NSF International's Engineering Laboratory.

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