An important function of the International Surface Fabricators Association is to provide stakeholders in the surfacing industry with education and information about the products and methods that we use.

With the collaboration of our manufacturing members, teams of experienced ISFA members have reviewed and updated the existing ISSFA-2-01 (2007) Classification and Standards for Solid Surfacing and have republished this standard as ISFA-2-01 (2013) Classification and Standards for Solid Surfacing Material. To parallel this standard we have completed the first step in creating ISFA-3-01 (2013) Classification and Standards for Quartz Surfacing Material.

The draft versions of these two standards are now available for public comment and input. We are soliciting comments on these draft standards from any interested parties. The period for public comment will be open until close of business on October 15, 2013.

Following the public comment phase, the documents will undergo an additional stage of review, based on the input from interested parties. We expect that both standards will be presented to the ISFA board of directors for their approval this fall.

Click the below links to download the draft standards:

•ISFA-2-01 (2013) Classification and Standards for Solid Surfacing Material

•ISFA-3-01 (2013) Classification and Standards for Quartz Surfacing Material

You may also obtain a digital copy of the draft standards by sending an email request to: standards@isfanow.org.

Comments and suggestions for the standards must be sent by email to: standards@isfanow.org.

or in writing to: ISFA Standards, 2400 Wildwood Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

All input to be considered for incorporation into either of these documents must be received at the ISFA office by the close of business on October 15, 2013.

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