Sarasota, Fla.-based Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) announced in a June 22 press release that its geomembranes have been certified by NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.
The release said that NSF has certified IPG’s Aquamaster line of geomembranes to NSF/ANSI 61. ANSI 61 is a certification by NSF applied to products that fulfill regulatory requirements for potable water transport in the U.S. and Canada.
NSF was founded in1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation. As its services expanded beyond sanitation and into global markets, the name was changed to NSF International. The letters in the organization’s name do not represent any specific words today. NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The press release noted that IPG currently offers a range of geomembrane products for lining and directing water flow in retention ponds, canals, catch basins, ditches, and other water containment applications. Aquamaster geomembranes are also used in industrial applications such as oil and gas extraction, above ground tank liners, and evaporative ponds.
According to the release, the Aquamaster geomembrane portfolio includes two product families: NovaLiner for short-term applications with shorter warranties, and ArmorLiner for more demanding applications with longer warranty coverage.
The geomembranes’ composition and materials were reviewed and tested by the NSF for
potential contaminants and water leaching. IPG’s Truro, N.S., manufacturing facility was audited to verify that proper controls were in place to prevent any contamination of the geomembranes, as well as the materials. The press release said that this inspection will be done on a yearly basis in order to maintain the certification.