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CSIRO is the administrator of the Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS). CSIRO assesses evidence of conformity to documented minimum standards for manufacture and performance of products produced by participating paint and surface coating manufacturers. APAS assessment includes review of test reports from accredited laboratories which have appropriate expertise for testing, assessment and technical verification of the relevant products together with regular audits of the manufacturing plants.

Important notice: Conformity to APAS specifications does not guarantee the performance of any particular product, which may be affected by many factors including surface preparation, environmental conditions and product application methodology. CSIRO does not accept any liability for any loss, damage or injury caused by use of the products or services provided by APAS members.