IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Illinois-based Natural Polymers, LLC, was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-336 to reference the 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC), the International Residential Code® (IRC), and the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC). ER-‐336 states that Natural Polymers’ spray-‐applied Natural-‐Therm™ foam plastic insulations as shown in the report satisfies applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Natural Polymers’ insulations by architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers, and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the products’ attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products recognized with an IAPMO UES evaluation report have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined Natural Polymers’ product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods, and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Natural Polymers, LLC, is extremely pleased with ER-336 on our Natural-Therm™ insulations,” said Benjamin Brown, Natural Polymers president. “UES provides a very professional service and we highly recommend them.”
The UES program is built upon IAPMO’s more than 70 years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the program operates under ISO/IEC Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.”
UES Director Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP, explains why UES evaluation reports are so valuable: “Natural Polymers, LLC, can now reference its ER-336 for their Natural-‐Therm™ insulations to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval. Our program also stands out because of stellar customer service and the utilization of in-house staff along with the technical expertise of professional engineering firms, who are leaders in each area of recognition.”
IAPMO’s UES offers a full range of recognition opportunities, including the applicable national model codes, as well as Florida, California, and various other state codes. The UES program lowers the cost and increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these recognitions in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.
About IAPMO’S Uniform
IAPMO Uniform ES (UES) is one of the two prominent evaluation service providers (as noted by SEAOC, see Uniform-ES.org for details). UES reports provide evidence that products and systems satisfy code requirements within the scope and conditions of use as noted in each report.
IAPMO Uniform ES evaluates building products, materials and designs according to all applicable
codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents.
IAPMO Uniform ES is part of The IAPMO Group.