Polypipe, the British manufacturer of plastic piping and water management systems, has received approval under the South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) product certification scheme after a comprehensive audit and inspection process.
To achieve SABS approval, Polypipe’s manufacturing and testing facilities in the UK were subject to an independent assessment, after which products were returned to the SABS laboratory in Pretoria for further stringent testing. The SABS certification applies to the company’s Polyfit and Polyplumb water supply pipes and fittings, which were tested in accordance with SANS 15876 – plastic piping systems for hot and cold water installations.
Barry Stubbs of Polypipe commented: “The SABS certification mark is well recognised throughout the continent, providing customers with a guarantee of quality and reliability. After supplying piping and water management systems to prestigious mining projects in Africa for some time, we were keen to secure SABS approval to demonstrate the benefits of using our solutions to the plumbing and heating industry in Africa.”
Polyfit and Polyplumb will be available in South Africa through Polypipe’s partner distributor African Supplies, under the brand name Flowplumb.