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Axalta Coating Systems Received Certification in Accordance with NSF/ANSI 61

Axalta Coating Systems has received certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects standards for its Abcite thermoplastic powder coatings, which are used in a wide variety of industrial applications including pipes and fittings for drinking water systems. NSF International is a global independent public health and environmental organization responsible for standards development, as well as product testing and certification. NSF/ANSI 61 addresses the safety of products used in drinking water systems, with particular focus on potential adverse health effects.

“NSF/ANSI 61 is a widely recognised industry standard for protecting consumers and public health,” said Fréderic de Borman Chautems, Axalta’s Abcite product specialist based in Switzerland. “Our Abcite coatings offer outstanding corrosion and UV protection and are extremely tough, but we wanted our customers to be aware of how safe they can be when in contact with drinking water. Our Abcite certification to NSF/ANSI 61, achieved only after a thorough audit and stringent testing process, helps demonstrate that Abcite is truly reliable.”

To achieve certification, Axalta had to submit information on product formulation, toxicology and use, open its plant for audit, provide NSF International with a sample for laboratory product testing and undergo a full toxicology evaluation. This stringent process is designed to ensure that no potentially harmful chemicals leach into drinking water. All certified Abcite products will be identified by an NSF/ANSI 61 certification mark.

Axalta is one of a select few thermoplastic powder manufacturers that has earned this global certification. This milestone will allow Axalta to further expand its global footprint into the pipe coating market by offering protective barrier coating solutions, from source to tap, for large and small scale water distribution systems throughout the world.

Abcite thermoplastic coatings are formulated for toughness and chip resistance while also respecting the environment, as they contain zero VOCs. Used to protect water pipes, valves, filters and fittings, outdoor furniture and fittings - including fences, benches, lamp posts and playground equipment - as well as transportation, marine and offshore structures, this exceptional thermoplastic powder coating is applied as a single layer system without a primer undercoat.

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Abcite Receives NSF/ANSI 61 Certification for Use in Drinking Water System Components
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