April 28, 2014

Counterfeit VAF Manufacturing Certificate of Compliance

  • 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 Fig. 1) is a scanned image of the falsified CoC misrepresenting Cleanroom filters made by VAF Manufacturing in Viet Nam as FM Approved. We attempted to contact VAF but they were not reachable.

Company Identity

VAF Manufacturing (Viet Nam)
Dong An II, Thu Dau Mot
Binh Duong Province
Viet Nam



Product Identity

ULTRACEL II for Cleanroom Filter Application.


Ultracell II.

Geographic Area

Viet Nam

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

  • VAF

    Figure 1

Figure 1. Counterfeit Certificate of Compliance

This document is a falsification of an FM Approvals’ Certificate of Compliance. This document has been altered and misrepresents the Ultracell II Cleanroom filter products as FM Approved. FM Approvals did not issue the pictured Certificate of Compliance. Any claims otherwise are false.