AFM Products Receive SCS Certification

Dec. 2, 2008

American Formulating and Manufacturing (AFM Safecoat) recently received Scientific Certification Systems' (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification for its AFM Safecoat primers and paints, Safecoat Polyureseal BP, Acrylacq, Acriglaze, Mexeseal, and Durostain.

AFM Safecoat selected SCS to provide a detailed analysis of a comprehensive range of chemicals, as opposed to an inconclusive pass/fail test. This level of detail enables AFM Safecoat to identify opportunities to work with its distributors and consumers to improve environmental performance along the entire supply chain.

While AFM Safecoat has always stood behind its mission, "Building a Healthier World,"™ SCS certification is tangible proof of AFM Safecoat's commitment to making living and working environments less toxic.

"This recognition assures that architects and building contractors specifying AFM Safecoat products with the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification can help achieve the most stringent indoor air quality objectives in North America," says AFM Safecoat president Sam Goldberg.

"There is no need to buy an unhealthy paint because of a color preference," says Jay Watts, AFM's material applications and special projects director. "AFM Safecoat paints come in a variety of finishes and can be formulated to create any desired color palette. Furthermore, AFM Safecoat is the only paint on the market that is doctor recommended. New parents and pet owners are also striving to keep indoor air quality as pure as possible as young children and pets are more susceptible to the toxins in harsh chemical formulations."

SCS's highest level of indoor air quality certification, Indoor Advantage Gold, demonstrates conformance with two levels of emissions standards: (1) The program tests and certifies products for compliance with USGBC LEED EQ4.1 (paints and coverings), USGBC EQ4.2 (adhesives and sealants), USGBC LEED EQ4.5 (furniture and seating) and BIFMA x 7.1 low-emitting office furniture and seating; and (2) the State of California 01350 Special Environmental Requirements and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). California 01350 / CHPS represent the most stringent standard in North America.

Established in 1980, AFM Safecoat provides a complete range of chemically responsible building and maintenance products including paint, wood finishes, sealers, stains and cleaners. To learn more about AFM Safecoat and the health benefits of environmentally responsible construction, and to see a list of dealers, visit or call (800) 239-0321.

About SCS
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is an internationally recognized independent certifier of environmental, sustainability and food safety claims. For more than two decades, SCS has developed standards and offered certification programs spanning a wide cross-section of the economy including agricultural production, forestry, fisheries, energy, consumer products, manufacturing and retailing, and the home improvement and construction sectors. For more information about SCS and its certification programs, visit

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