Product QA And Certification
Xypex Australia conforms to the requirements of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 9002 1994 and has Quality Manuals and Operating Procedures in place. Adherence to these policies is a requirement of every aspect of the business and is considered essential to the long term success of the organisation.
The Xypex Chemical Corporation is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and Xypex Australia as a licensed manufacturer, and is directly linked to their Quality systems.
Xypex is committed to providing all of its customers with a quality product, suitable for the intended purpose, on request and at a competitive price. Warranties are offered against performance defects and all batching is monitored and tested to meet "Quality Assurance" requirements.
"Acceptance of Xypex Products as Admixtures"
RMS has accepted Xypex Admix C-Series as a recommended concrete admixture on RMS funded works.
Chemical Admixture for Concrete, for Special Purpose Normal Setting (Type SN) Admixture
Xypex Admix C-Series is compliant with the requirements of AS 1478.1 - 2000 "Chemical Admixtures for Concrete, for Special Purpose Normal Setting (Type SN) Admixture"
It should be noted that compliance under these Special Purpose types does not guarantee performance attributes outside the scope of AS 1478.1 (i.e. Waterproofing). Compliance does give some assurance that the Xypex Admix C - Series does not have any detrimental effect on the plastic and hardened state of the concrete and provides the industry with an assurance regarding its inclusion and performance in concrete mixes.
Summary of Test Result
Xypex products have achieved certification via one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australia...GLOBAL GREENTAGCertTM.
Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and C-5000, Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate are certified by GreenTag, the only Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) recognised Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) approved product rating Certification Mark in the sector.
The GreenTag Certification system is an 'umbrella' certification system i.e. incorporating both:
- Life Cycle Assessment 'LCA Rate' (for all products); and
- 'Green rate' (for Green Star and Living Building Challenge certification only)
GreenTag uses 6 key criteria, including 'Cradle to end-of-life-fate' LCA to derive an Eco point score and the GreenTag rating. This approach allows purchasers to identify and compare GreenTag Certified products to determine which is BEST.
The GreenTag certification endorses all four of the Xypex products named above as environmentally preferable and therefore suitable for consideration into applications for buildings with Green Star Ratings in accordance with the Green Building Council of Australia requirements.
The endorsement by GreenTag highlights the progressive nature of Xypex Australia, it's industry leadership, and it's recognition of the importance of sustainability and the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions.
The products have been assessed for toxicity through one of the world's most comprehensive screens, and as having design and manufacturing attributes which directly reduce the environmental load when used compared to similar concrete waterproofing and protection products available.