Seoul-based KICM is the designated agency for testing, inspection and standards for 41 Korean and international organizations, including the Korean Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs; the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and the Ministry of the Environment. Founded in 1994, KICM performs construction materials testing and research to assure the safety of architectural structures. KICM's outstanding practices have earned them international certification as a leading materials-testing organization. KICM runs the Reliability Assessment Center, which does performance evaluation and reliability certification of paints and coatings.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, MPI publishes standards and quality assurance programs, training and publications for the architectural paint and coatings sector in the U.S. and Canada.