“We are very pleased of this accomplishment,” said RFT’s president, John Garguiolo. “PQIA Certification is a reflection of RTF’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement, and meeting and exceeding our customer’s requirements and expectations. This achievement certifies that RFT’s blending and packaging practices and procedures have been audited by PQIA and our motor oil manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs, products and labels comply with PQIA’s rigorous requirements.”
To obtain certification, lubricant suppliers and marketers must demonstrate their commitment to quality in raw materials (i.e. base oils, additives), blending practices and procedures, quality control and batch testing, product trace codes, sample retains, labeling, packaging, shipping, licensing and approvals, and finished product quality. In addition, the PQIA audit includes evaluation of the quality management systems and management system documentation review.
Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, says, “The program is structured to help assure lubricant manufacturers and distributors meet PQIA’s standards, the requirements set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and government regulations (NIST HB130), as they pertain to the manufacturing and labeling of motor oils.” In addition to determining if products are made right, Glenn says, “The PQIA Certification Program is intended to help assure the products made are right for consumers. This means the lubricants meet claimed specifications, are not labeled deceptively, display appropriate API Service Symbols and/or Certification Marks, and, include any cautionary statements specified in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard J183.”
Glenn adds, “In addition, PQIA Certified Motor Oil Suppliers agree to the PQIA Code of Ethical Business Conduct (CODE), provide access to manufacturing and packaging facilities for PQIA plant audits and random and periodic sampling and testing of bulk and packaged lubricants.”
About Reliance Fluid Technologies
Reliance Fluid Technologies, LLC is a private label manufacture of lubricants and chemicals, based in Niagara Falls, New York offering a full line of Passenger Car Motor Oil, Heavy Duty Engine Oils, Industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids and chemicals. In addition to its blend plant in Niagara Falls, RFT recently acquired and updated a blend plant in Milan, Michigan to service the Midwest market. Both plants have blending capabilities ranging from 5 gallons up to 35,000 gallons, and onsite quality assurance laboratories. For more information please contact Reliance at (716) 332-0988 or visit http://www.rftllc.com
Headquartered in Metuchen, NJ, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. PQIA tests and publishes brand specific data on its website at http://www.pqia.org and certified lubricant manufacturers and marketers. For more information on the PQIA Certification Program and the Certification Process, contact Thomas Glenn.