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NSF Acquires PSILab, Inc., an Advanced Plastic Pipe and Materials Testing Laboratory

The acquisition extends NSF’s service offerings in the water industry, furthering its commitment to the quality, performance and safety of water products globally.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF, the leading global public health and safety organization, announced today the acquisition of PSILab, Inc., a US-based advanced product testing and consulting laboratory specializing in plastic pipe, pipe materials and other polymeric and composite products.   

An ISO 17025-accredited state-of-the-art laboratory, PSILab, Inc. is located in Longmont, Colorado and provides laboratory testing, failure analysis and consulting services. As a result of the acquisition, existing NSF clients will have added access to new testing services, including material properties and large-diameter pipe testing, finished goods hydrostatic pressure and burst testing, extensive product failure analysis and plastic pipe consulting.

“The acquisition of PSILab, Inc. is aligned with NSF's commitment to deliver high-quality testing and superior service to the plastic pipe and pipe materials industries globally,” said Pedro Sancha, President and CEO at NSF. “This was a natural step for our organization as NSF works to expand its broad range of services to the water pipe industry to support our vision of enabling clean water for all. We are excited to welcome PSILab’s talented and experienced team members to the NSF family.”    

Clients of PSILab, Inc. will be able to take full advantage of NSF’s global offerings to the water industry. Manufacturers of large diameter pipes seeking NSF certification will now be able to experience a more streamlined testing process, working directly with NSF to test their products.

“PSILab, Inc. has built a strong reputation for delivering high quality technical expertise through trusted lab results,” stated Steve Ferry, Founder, President and Laboratory Director of PSILab, Inc. “We are excited to become a part of NSF and contribute superior technical expertise to key players in the water industry, including resin and ingredient manufacturers, pipe manufacturers, design engineers, installing contractors and system owners.”  

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About NSF

NSF is an independent, global services organization dedicated to improving human and planet health. For 80 years, it has developed public health standards and provided world-class testing, inspection, certification, consulting and digital solutions to the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries. NSF operates in 180 countries and is a Pan American Health Organization and a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Food Safety, Water Quality and Medical Device Safety.

NSF’s Water Division provides risk assessments, testing, inspection, and certification services for the water industry from source to tap. NSF facilitated the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water to help protect public health and the environment and minimize adverse health effects. In 1990, the US EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards. 

About PSILab

PSILab is an advanced product testing laboratory that specializes in plastic pipe and pipe materials, as well as other polymeric and composite products. Founded in 2015, PSILab provides certainty when it comes to the quality and performance of your products. Our team has significant depth and breadth of experience across the water industry and uses state-of-the-art instruments and materials science know-how to provide the highest quality laboratory testing, failure analysis, and consulting services.

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