July 09, 2012

Counterfeit Eastern Polymer Pipe and Sheet Insulation

  • Type of Notification: Counterfeiting
  • FM Approval Status: Not FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been made aware of a falsified Certificate of Compliance (CoC) issued on FM Approvals’ letterhead. The document (attached as Figure 1) misrepresents pipe insulation for piping, ducts and chiller equipment in both tubular and sheet form manufactured by Eastern Polymer as FM Approved. Eastern Polymer has cooperated in FM Approvals’ investigation and claims to have no knowledge of the origin of the counterfeit CoC.

Company Identity

Eastern Polymer Industry Company Limited
111/7 Mu 2, Tambol Makamku
King Amphur Nikompattana

Contact Information

Nongyao Siriwong, Rubber Technical/Quality Director.

Product Identity

Pipe and Sheet Insulation



Geographic Area Impacted


Hazard Involved

The products described in the Certificate of Compliance in Figure 1 below have never been tested or certified as FM Approved. Since there is no evidence these products have ever been tested to the rigorous requirements of FM Approvals, we advise that use of these products present a serious property risk for the user.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Robert Lovell

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4820


Counterfeit Indicator

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    Figure 1

Figure 1. Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

This document is a falsification of an actual FM Approvals’ Certificate of Compliance. This document has been altered and misrepresents the pipe and sheet insulation products indicated as FM Approved. FM Approvals did not issue the pictured Certificate of Compliance. Any claims otherwise are false.