Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. Therefore, International standards contribute to the reliability and effectiveness of the goods and services used in the Belting Industry.
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the most widely recognized standards organization. ISO is a non-governmental organization who's mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. Click here for a list of International Standards referred to in the conveyor belt industry as published by ISO.
Click on the following links for information on other organizations that have an impact on the belting industry:
- 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.: Their mission is to enhance product safety for consumers of food, beverages and pharmaceutical products through the development and use of 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices. Among their objectives, they develop, maintain and publish uniform standards and practices for the sanitary design, fabrication, installation and operation of equipment and machinery.
- NSF International: NSF International is a non-profit organization devoted to research, education, testing and certification. NSF develops standards for equipment, products and services that bear upon health.
- Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA): Its purpose is to promote among its members and the industry standardization of design, manufacture and application.
- Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM): ARPM strives to be the association of choice for rubber products executives where members possess a strong camaraderie and a sense of sharing between one other; a camaraderie that understands the competitive nature that must exist between organizations but the willingness to provide help and assistance to those in need; and to provide programs and services that strengthen the effectiveness of rubber industry leaders and positively impact the success of their companies