Apr 14, 2010

UL Certifies Kimberlite Chemicals for Health Effects in Drinking Water

Kimberlite becomes first Indian company to earn UL certification for antiscalant water treatment chemicals

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a certifier of drinking water quality and safety, announced that Kimberlite Chemicals India Pvt., Ltd., received UL certification for its antiscalant water treatment chemicals. Kimberlite’s antiscalant water treatment chemicals will now bear the UL Classified Water Quality Mark, indicating certification to ANSI/NSF Standard 60 for health effects.

UL launched its drinking water product certification program in India in 2009 and has been working with a number of Indian companies on a broad range of products including disinfection and oxidation chemicals, coagulants, drinking water treatment units, gaskets, butterfly valves, sediment filter cartridges and activated carbon. Kimberlite, known for its products and services in the field of specialty chemicals and coatings, is the first Indian manufacturer to be certified through UL’s water program for antiscalant water treatment chemicals.

UL’s certification of Kimberlite’s antiscalant chemicals provides verification that these chemicals have been independently tested and validated to meet both industry standards for health effects in drinking water as well as UL’s certification requirements. Antiscalant chemicals are used to protect reverse osmosis (RO) membrane life and are used in industrial RO purifiers.

“On behalf of Kimberlite and our employees, it has been our sincere pleasure to work with UL on this certification,” said Aashish Rathore, managing director, Kimberlite Chemicals. “UL’s depth of knowledge and expertise in this area and commitment to superior customer service has made this a very positive experience for our company.”

“With the tremendous increase in the use of RO for water treatment in India, treatment of the membranes used in this technology with antiscalant chemicals is critical to their proper functioning,” said R.A Venkitachalam, vice president and managing director, UL Emerging Markets. “UL Certification of these antiscalants for Kimberlite is a great accomplishment and marks a prominent development within our Indian water business.”