Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News


October 14, 2005

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
has named BASF as an accredited manufacturer
testing laboratory (AMTL).
This designation means that BASF is
accredited to test and certify the radiative
properties of custom-colored roofing products.BASF said AMTL status represents
an important benefit for its customers
that supply metal roofing products
because BASF can quickly provide
certified radiative properties (solar
reflectance and thermal emittance) for
“custom colors.” Customers may then use
these values to register their products
with the CRRC, without the need for separate
certification by an Accredited
Independent Testing Laboratory (AITL),
according to BASF.
“In light of California’s new Title 24
Building Energy Code, our designation
as an AMTL is particularly advantageous
for fabricators that sell roofing
products in California,” said Tom McKay,
product/marketing manager of BASF’s
Industrial Coatings Solutions business
in North America. “By using BASF’s test
results to register their custom color
products with the CRRC, fabricators
avoid the costs and delays of additional
certification and of preparing and testing
panels themselves. This helps them be
more responsive to the market while
meeting the requirements of Title 24.”

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