Product Category Rules
Product Category Rule Development
As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) eligible program operator, NSF can guide industries, trade organizations or individual companies through an ISO 14025-compliant process to develop a product category rule (PCR) for their product categories. We are a global leader in the development of PCRs and have extensive experience working with industries and stakeholders. We use an open consultative process to develop PCRs with participation from expert stakeholders in product manufacturing, supply chain management, regulatory, environmental consulting, life cycle assessment and other interested parties.
As a program operator, NSF can assist your company in developing PCRs across multiple product groups and industries. We can expertly guide your organization through an ISO 14025-compliant process to develop a PCR for your product categories.
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Product Category Rules
Product category rules have been developed for the following product categories:
- ACA Architectural Coatings PCR (PDF)
- ACA Powder Coatings PCR (PDF)
- BIFMA Office Furniture Workspace Products PCR (PDF) - Extended per PCRExt 2021-105- valid through July 31, 2022
- BIFMA Seating PCR (PDF) - Extended per PCRExt 2021-108 - valid through September 30, 2022
- BIFMA Storage PCR (PDF) - Extended per PCRExt 2021-104 – valid through June 30, 2022
- BIFMA Tables PCR (PDF)
- Concrete PCR (PDF) v2.1
- Gypsum Panel Products PCR v1.1 (PDF)
- NGA Flat Glass PCR v2 (PDF)
- RCMA PCR for Roof Coatings: NAICS 324122 & 325510 (PDF)
- Residential Countertops PCR (PDF) - Extended per PCRExt 2021-109 - valid through September 30, 2022
- Resinous Floor Coatings PCR v1e (PDF)
- Addendum to EnvironDec Heat Transfer Fluid PCR
New – Under Development
The following PCRs are original documents currently being developed. When complete, they will be posted under the Published section.
- ACA Coil Coatings
PCRs for Which NSF Is the Program Operator
- ASTM ARMA Asphalt Roofing
- ASTM Asphalt Shingles
- ASTM Clay Brick, Clay Brick Pavers, and Structural Clay Tile - Extended per PCRExt 2021-107 – valid through June 30, 2022
- ASTM Construction Aggregates: Natural Aggregate, Crushed Concrete, and Iron/Steel Furnace Slag – Extended 12 months per PCRExt 2022-101 – valid through December 31, 2022
- ASTM Interior Architectural Wood Door Leaves - Extended 6 months per PCRExt 2022-102 – valid through June 30, 2022
- ASTM North American Pressure-treated Wood Products - Extended per PCRExt 2021-106 – valid through June 30, 2022
- ASTM Precast Concrete, v3.0
- ASTM Portland, Blended, Masonry, Mortar and Plastic (Stucco) Cement, v3.2
- ASTM Single Ply Roofing Membranes
- ASTM Slag Cement v2.0
- Windows - Extended per PCRExt 2021-110 - valid through September 30, 2022
The following PCRs are currently under revision; a PDF of the current version can be found in the previous sections.
- BIFMA Storage
- Residential Countertops
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