VSI is proud to announce that its long-standing Product Certification Program is now an independent, third-party certification program with an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification body in place.
The Program’s certification body is Intertek; Intertek is well known in the building and construction industry for its extensive product-related testing and certification capabilities.
“We are excited to build on over 20 years of success in product certification and continued market confidence by adding new features and value to our Program,” said Kate Offringa, VSI President & CEO.
Certification of additional material properties, ratings and building code compliance that were beyond the scope of the former VSI certification are now part of the revamped Program with two options for reporting through a Product Certification Listing (PCL) or Product Evaluation Report (PER). In addition to the foundational ASTM product standards, VSI’s upgraded Program recognizes standards such as ASTM E84, ASTM E119 and NFPA 268.
As you may know, products that appear in the VSI Product Certification Program’s online directory have met or exceeded all the requirements of ASTM D3679 for vinyl siding, ASTM D7793 for insulated siding or ASTM D7254 for polypropylene siding. The directory is updated when changes occur to provide the most complete and current listing of products that have been certified to meet or exceed ASTM standards through VSI's Program.
To view the list, visit https://www.archtest.com/vsi/.
Certified products are authorized to utilize the Program’s certification mark. The mark represents that a manufacturer is producing a product that is a faithful representation of the tested and certified product in design, construction and fabrication.
A soft launch of the new Program will take place in the coming months, and a hard launch will occur in early 2022.