Q&A: Brake Material Coefficient of Friction Registration

  • Open Who is NSF International?

    NSF international is an independent, global organization with over 70 years of certification and testing experience. Our extensive automotive experience, combined with strategically placed offices in key global markets, uniquely positions us to meet your increasing needs and help with today’s challenges.

  • Open What is NSF’s automotive expertise?

    NSF International works with companies that have some of the most cutting-edge processes in the industry and recognizes what is needed to make a high-quality part.  Our laboratories are staffed with experienced engineers who have extensive OE and aftermarket experience in the automotive industry.

    A subsidiary of NSF International, NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) is one of the largest registrars of automotive manufacturing facilities in North America.  NSF-ISR issues thousands of ISO certificates for automotive-based facilities and has over 350 North American-based auditors.  This includes a number of OE automobile manufacturers as well as OE and aftermarket parts suppliers.


  • Open What are the key benefits of registration?

    NSF registration allows companies to publicly demonstrate compliance of products or services with standards, laws, regulations and requirements of potential customers.

    Products and services that meet registration requirements will appear in the online NSF registration listings and can be referenced in marketing and other promotional information.

    Registration by NSF, an independent third-party registrar, helps mitigate liability for companies and adds defensibility.


  • Open What does the registration process entail?

    The process for registering a product or service involves the following steps:

    1. Company completes online application form.
    3. For product registration, the company submits a test report from an NSF approved laboratory containing all required data and photographs showing compliance with the requirements for registration.
    5. For registration of services, the company submits completed questionnaires and required documentation.
    7. Company submits the appropriate payment of the registration fee and/or any other applicable fees.