February 26, 2015
Lisle, IL (USA) – Water Quality Association has certified the advanced softening material ECOMIX, product of Ecosoft Water Systems GmbH (Nettetal, Germany), and issued the Gold Seal Certificate of compliance with the following standards:
NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects
NSF/ANSI 44 Residential Cation Exchange Water Softeners
NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content Scheme
This certificate confirms that ECOMIX meets the stringent requirements for the control of products that come in contact with either potable water or products that support the production of potable water. It also means that ECOMIX has successfully passed the tests on material safety, structural integrity, product literature and specific requirements as applied to the water softening systems. In addition, it claims that ECOMIX is a proved lead-free product.
During the certification process, ECOMIX has successfully passed independent laboratory testing in accordance with the Process Media Evaluation – Materials Extraction Protocol for extraction of 161 chemical substances, including Volatile Organic Compounds, Semivolatile Organics, Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds, Metals, Radionuclides and Nonhalogenated Organics. All tests have been carried out applying standard Methods of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Quality Management System of Ecosoft Water Systems GmbH production facilities has been successfully audited for Procurement Control of Incoming Materials and Supplies, In-Process Quality Control, Final Acceptance and Tracing, Storage and Handling, Packaging and Shipping, Conformity of Calibration System etc.
Final WQA Gold Seal Certificate assures end-users that ECOMIX is safe, reliable, durable and capable of meeting the claims made on its packaging and literature product. Moreover, WQA Certification provides retailers and regulators the benefit of knowing that the an accredited third party has evaluated not only a product’s capability of passing rigorous testing according to industry standards, but that the process in which certified products are made is reproducible. This process allows users the peace of mind that a company is continuously monitored and can only maintain certification if their manufacturing process remains consistent.
In addition, WQA’s programs do not issue certification and allow for that certification to remain untouched indefinitely. The programs conduct annual inspections to verify that the products being manufactured are not only being consistently made, but are made in the same way as the product was built when it underwent testing and evaluation.
Earlier, in 2010, ECOMIX was certified in European Union by TÜV-SÜD for compliance with the German Food and Feed Act, ResAP (2004) and the EU Guideline 2002/72/EG