By Rural Builder Staff
The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) has joined with ASTM International and their certification team and SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) to manage the RIMA-I voluntary product Verification Program. Once a product has been approved, the verified product will bear the ASTM/RIMA-I verification mark, along with a unique code identifying each product’s country, company, and product category.
There are five product categories: reflective insulation, radiant barrier, interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs), and radiant barrier sheathing. A third-party independent testing and inspection laboratory will determine whether a product’s physical properties comply with the appropriate standards. In order for a company to obtain approval on a category of products, all items within that category must be evaluated and deemed in compliance with current test standards. Technical data sheets, as well as websites containing test information, are cross-checked for accuracy.