DTI Awards PS Mark License to Steel Corp's Galvalume 55 Roofing Sheets

Clarke Velasco
The Department of Trade and Industry has awarded the PS Mark license to Steel Corporation of the Philippines' Galvalume 55, marking the first time for any product to be given such certification in the hot-dip metallic coated steel sheets for roofing category.

DTI Awards PS Mark License to Steel Corp's Galvalume 55 Roofing Sheets
DTI Awards PS Mark License to Steel Corp's Galvalume 55 Roofing Sheets

Galvalume 55 is the first 55% aluminum and zinc alloy coated steel sheet manufactured in the country by the Philsteel Group, which prints the actual Total Coated Thickness on the sheet, allowing the consumer to know exactly the thickness of the roofing sheet they are buying.

Steelcorp recognizes the need for high-quality and durable materials for roofing, especially here in the Philippines where people experience extreme heat and strong typhoons.

“As the official and sole licensee of the Galvalume brand since we launched the product 20 years ago, Steelcorp has produced Galvalume 55 to conform to the highest quality international standards befitting the stringent process by BIEC International Inc. Securing the PS Mark is a testament to our decades-long commitment to offer proudly Philippine-made, global class roofing for all Filipinos," said Philsteel chairman and chief executive officer Abeto A. Uy.

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The issuance of the PS Mark substantiates the premium quality of Galvalume 55 that conforms to the requirements of the Philippine National Standards (PNS), which was verified during stringent in-plant and independent product testing. It was recently given at the office of DTI IV-A Regional Director Marilou Q. Toledo in Calamba, Laguna.

“Steel Corporation of the Philippines is admirable for undergoing this independent product testing on Galvalume 55. By voluntarily submitting its products for certification, they showed that the company is concerned on the quality and safety of its products. Roofing is part of the home, so it is important that these products are of the right standards in quality and safety to give assurance to our consumers”, explained DTI IV-A Regional Director Marilou Q. Toledo.

Under the BPS Philippine Standard (PS) Certification Scheme, a manufacturer obtains a license to use the PS Quality and Safety Marks for its capability to consistently manufacture products in accordance with a specific PNS or an internationally accepted foreign standard. Conformity to standard is determined on the basis of satisfactory results of the assessment of the quality management system of the manufacturer’s production and conformance of product to the requirements of a specific standard.

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