Jan 31, 2020

Industry News Week 1/31/20

ResinTech has announced a new headquarters; NSF International introduces NSF REG4.

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NSF International Introduces NSF REG4

NSF International has introduced NSF REG4, which is an independent certification program that allows manufacturers of plumbing products and materials to show compliance with the UK’s Water Supply Regulations of 1999.

SABIC’s Specialties recently received certification for several grades of its NORYL resin. This is the first material manufacturer to earn the NSF REG4 certification mark, according to the press release.

The certification also ensures that manufacturers are compliant with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009, according to NSF International

Water Council Announces Winners for Second Round of Tech Challenge

The Water Council announced winners for the second round of the Tech Challenge. This round focused on innovative solutions for inline sensors that detect water quality parameters and artificial intelligence for pipe networks and systems, according to the press release.

“This round attracted 22 applications from nine countries, of which 80% weren’t already on the radar for our sponsor companies,” said Karen Frost, vice president of economic development at the Water Council. “That is exactly what the Tech Challenge is designed to do for our sponsors, build pipeline.”

The innovations chosen as Tech Challenge winners are Verifi H2O and Waterhound Futures. The next round of Tech Challenge topics will be announced March 2020, according to the press release.

ResinTech Announces New Headquarters

In Summer 2020, ResinTech will be moving to a new headquarters and production plant in Camden, New Jersey.

The new location will improve accessibility and the campus is situated less than 10 minutes from major sea and air ports, as well as major highways in every direction, according to the press release.

“We’re especially proud of the role we will be playing in helping to revitalize the city of Camden. This community has struggled for well over a half-century,” said the company’s press release. “ResinTech alone expects to employ hundreds of residents.”