NSF Approves Auto Parts Meeting Environmental Claims

by | Jul 27, 2015

NSF International has introduced a mark that identifies automotive collision replacement parts that have met specific environmental claims.

These claims include low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and primers, recycled packaging made with non-toxic materials, and solvent-free coating on the package and part marking/labeling. Manufacturers of NSF International certified automotive parts are eligible to pursue this additional certification and use the NSF International sustainability mark if all program requirements are met.

Manufacturers of NSF International certified automotive parts undergo in-plant audits and their parts must pass vehicle test fit (VTF) and appearance, surface coating, material thickness, material composition and performance/function evaluations as well as meet in-plant quality control testing and packaging requirements. Auto part manufacturers that meet these requirements as well as pass NSF environmental audits will be authorized to use the NSF International mark.

NSF International’s Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program tests and certifies lamps, front bumpers, reinforcing beams (rebars), step bumpers, sheet metal and plastic components, and absorbers. All NSF International certified automotive parts have a limited lifetime warranty.

Manufacturers or distributors of automotive collision parts seeking information about NSF International’s Automotive Collision Certification Programs can visit NSF International’s website or contact Bob Frayer at autocert@nsf.org.


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