(May 23, 2012) — CARY, N.C. — RS BlueLine® the world’s premier cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system for pressure pipe rehabilitation has received certification to NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects, by NSF International. Joanne Carroll, Senior Vice President of RS Lining Systems, the exclusive distributor of RS Technik CIPP technology in the Americas, made the announcement.
“This is a significant achievement. “Drinking water standards in the Americas are the strictest in the world, and we are extremely excited that we can finally offer this system to markets where the repair and renewal of aging water infrastructure is needed.” This latest certification follows RS BlueLine’s 2010 certification with German DVGW regulation W270 and the KTW for potable water that, like NSF, are the most rigorous standards in Europe.
With this NSF acceptance, RS BlueLine, using exclusive Dow® formulated epoxies, is now approved for the renewal of all municipal pressure pipe systems including drinking water mains, transmission lines and force mains. According to Mrs. Carroll, RS BlueLine is best suited to rehabilitate water lines ranging from 6 to 48 inches in diameter. The system meets AWWA Class IV providing a fully structural solution.
RS BlueLine is currently available for installation throughout the United States by Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), the nation’s leading trenchless underground contractor. IPR in conjunction with RS Technik and it’s global business alliance with Dow Formulated Systems, a business of The Dow Chemical Company, are working together to develop and deliver sustainable pipe rehabilitation technologies that minimize social, economic and environmental impact.
NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization. It certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences.
About RS Technik
RS Technik is a global leader in trenchless rehabilitation solutions. Their signature systems, RS CityLiner® for gravity sewer repairs, and RS BlueLine for pressure and water pipe system renewal, feature specially formulated DOWTM Epoxy Resins and highly sophisticated mobile units with computer controlled impregnation. Combined with custom manufactured felt and reinforced liners, these critical elements make up the most advanced and eco-friendly CIPP systems in the world. More information about RS Technik can be found at www.rstechnik.us.
About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.