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6.4.2017

NSF Certification and Atkore’s PVC Brands


Atkore’s PVC brands manufacture a series of product lines for use in non-electrical applications, which often require certification by the National Sanitation Foundation.

Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, every aspect of a product’s development is thoroughly evaluated before it can earn the NSF certification.

Most importantly, NSF certification is not a one-time event, but involves regular on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and regular re-testing of products to ensure that they continue to meet the same high standards required to maintain certification over time. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more certification criteria, NSF will take enforcement actions to protect you, including product recall, public notification or de-certification.

Products that earn NSF certification are said to be “NSF certified” or “NSF listed” and display the applicable NSF certification mark to show that they have been tested by one of today’s most respected independent product testing organizations.

Atkore’s PVC brands offers a comprehensive line of PVC plumbing or water piping products for an assortment of end-use applications certified by NSF. Our quality products have proven durable and effective and provide the peace of mind for years of maintenance free performance.

In pressurized systems, our pipe is commonly used in agriculture, municipal, landscaping, reclaimed water, and potable water service applications. Our brand, Heritage Plastics offers both solvent weld and gasket joints.

Heritage Plastics also can provide a wide line of pipe solutions for non-pressure uses such as Drain Waste and Vent (DWV), sanitary sewer, storm water, foundation drainage, septic, and well casing.  With proper installation of our solvent weld or gasket products, water-tight joints eliminate the infiltration, exfiltration, or root intrusion seen in competing materials.

Choosing the right materials requires an understanding of conditions and the strengths and weaknesses of each material. This is why proper listings and certifications are so important, such as our certifications with NSF.