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Posted: December 16, 2009

Bekaert Specialty Films Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

(Nanowerk News) Bekaert Specialty Films LLC, the manufacturer of industry-leading Solar Gard®, Panorama® and Quantum® window films, today announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification demonstrates BSF’s commitment to quality in its products and processes and its dedication to customer satisfaction. A voluntary certification, ISO 9001:2008 is an international standard for quality management systems whose goal is to satisfy customers through consistent products and services that meet customer expectations. To achieve it, Bekaert Specialty Films satisfied a list of requirements including:
  • setting up procedures that cover all of the company’s key processes;
  • checking individual processes and the quality system for effectiveness on a regular basis;
  • maintaining adequate records;
  • monitoring processes to make sure they are effective; and
  • encouraging continual improvement
  • “Bekaert Specialty Films’ achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification highlights the commitment to quality and customer service that is at the core of our window film and industrial businesses,” said David Anderson, vice president of operations and technology at Bekaert Specialty Films. “This certification underscores the quality, experience and professionalism that distinguish Bekaert Specialty Films from our competitors.”
    The ISO 9001:2008 certification follows the announcement earlier this year that BSF had achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification, which is given to companies that reduce their ecological footprint and decrease pollution and waste. In addition to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, Bekaert Specialty Films has been recognized as a Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry.
    About Bekaert Specialty Films
    Bekaert Specialty Films LLC, www.bekaertfilms.com is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of specialty films for use as solar control and safety window films and for industrial applications. The company delivers solutions for safety, security, glare, energy use and C02 emission reduction through a network of independent certified dealers and distributors in more than 60 countries under the Solar Gard®, Panorama®, Quantum® and Solar Gard® Armorcoat® brands. Bekaert Specialty Films also manufactures industrial films for the photovoltaic, electronics, medical, graphic arts and imaging, automotive and aerospace industries. ISO 14001:2004 certified, the company is the first in the industry to certify its carbon footprint, is a Climate Action Leader and is committed to environmental responsibility. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Bekaert Specialty Films LLC is a subsidiary of the Bekaert group (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) a global company headquartered in Belgium with annual combined sales of €4 billion, more than $5 billion.
    Source: Bekaert Specialty Films (press release)

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