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Safety Equipment Institute to Manage RIMA International Verification Program

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Today, the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), an affiliate of ASTM International, announced plans to manage the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International’s (RIMA International) Voluntary Product Verification Program. 

The Board of Directors for RIMA International, the association representing manufacturers and suppliers for the reflective insulation, radiant barrier and interior radiation control (IRCC) industries, approved management of the program by SEI. The RIMA-I verification program currently includes six manufacturers and nineteen products although the program is open for interested parties. A requirement of the verification program is that all participants are members of RIMA International. The program closely relates to the work of ASTM International’s insulation committee (C16). 

Mary Edmondson, executive director of RIMA-I notes that “the RIMA-I Board and membership are excited about this new collaboration with SEI and ASTM International and look forward to the positive impact these changes will have on the reflective products industry.”

Michael Boulding, chairman of the RIMA-I Verification Committee added that “the committee anticipates significant growth and recognition in the program through this affiliation and having such a recognized group managing the project will bring increased validity to the current program.”

The verification program is similar to SEI certification programs with slight differences. Verification programs include testing with an approved testing lab but do not feature an audit or an inspection. SEI’s verification program will include an ASTM verification mark for use, however the RIMA-I program will feature a RIMA-specific mark created specifically for this program.

“SEI is thrilled to work with RIMA International as the first ASTM Verification Program member,” says Tricia Hock, SEI certification operations director. “The ASTM Verification Program is a great opportunity for industries to confirm product compliance and build consumer confidence.” 

Parties interested in either verification or certification programs at SEI should visit www.seinet.org

About Safety Equipment Institute
For over 25 years, the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) has served as one of the world’s leading independent third-party certification program providers. An affiliate of ASTM International, SEI is the organization hundreds of top companies turn to for their product certification needs. 

About ASTM International
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Release #11137

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