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UL Announces New, Streamlined Process for Safety Testing to UL 962 for Limited Production Commercial Displays

Northbrook, III - August 27, 2019 - UL, a global safety science leader, announced a new streamlined program for safety certification to UL 962, the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings. This program was specifically designed for manufacturers of custom commercial displays that have a short production cycle. Certification to UL 962 provides a thorough assessment of the electrical, mechanical and fire safety of products. [...]

UL explores importance of supply chain visibility and regulatory risks and mitigation at the Malaysian Timber Conference in Kuala Lumpur

At the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) meeting held in Kuala Lumpur on July 25, 2019, UL shared our insights on supply chain visibility, regulatory risks and mitigation strategies with suppliers of wood products. Among several topics presented by Mike O’Hara, General Manager of UL’s Furniture Division, European and U.S. [...]

UL Furniture Industry Summit Organized by UL, the Furniture Industry Summit is a one day event for key stakeholders in the commercial furniture industry. September 24, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT Embassy Suites - 710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US UL works with key customers and stakeholders to identify and address product safety challenges. Together, we have developed solutions that meet needs of the industry and maintain the same level of safety required in standards. [...]

Zhejiang Xinyi Shengao Mechanical Transmission Company the first to receive the UL Listed Safety Certification for Adjustable Table Bases

A pioneer in third-party testing and certification solutions for the furniture industry, UL supports the furniture industry with innovative programs that provide new approaches to safety certification that meet the changing needs of the industry, while simultaneously ensuring the same high level of safety certification. In that perspective, UL recently announced that Zhejiang Xinyi Shengao Mechanical Transmission Company became the first company to receive the UL Listed Safety Certification Mark for their height adjustable table bases. Designed to assess the functional and electrical safety of table bases that are sold independently for mix-and-match use with different table tops, this new safety certification solution enables manufacturers of adjustable height table frames to demonstrate the safety of their products, certifying them as finished products rather than furniture components. [...]

UL is Now an Accredited Third-Party Certification Body for FEMB level Certification to Help European Manufacturers Demonstrate Product Sustainability

New Program Provides An Umbrella Certification Scheme While Also Accounting for Country-Specific SchemesCabiate (CO), Italy, November 28, 2018 — today UL announced it is an accredited independent third-party certification body in accordance to FEMB level, the European program for sustainability certification of office and contract furniture in interiors. Through FEMB level, UL can now help European manufacturers demonstrate product sustainability while enabling end-users to make more informed sustainable product selections. Similar to the BIFMA LEVEL Certification program, Europe’s level Certification evaluates the environmental and social sustainability of office furniture products, but is tailored to the European market. [...]

UL Introduces UL 4041 to Provide Rigorous Outdoor Furniture Safety Certification Document that Helps Advance Product Quality, Mitigate Risk

MARIETTA, GA., October 16, 2018 — In response to a growing number of incidents and injuries that occur each year with outdoor furniture usage, UL today announced the development of a rigorous science-based safety certification document for outdoor furniture to help retailers and consumers identify safer furniture. Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission reveals that nearly three million outdoor furniture products were recalled between 2016 and 2018 due to safety risks and problems. [...]

AHFA AND UL CREATE NEW STABILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM

‘Stability Verified’ Mark Will Help Consumers Identify Safer Products April 11, 2018 HIGH POINT, N.C. – The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has partnered with UL, a global safety science company, in creating a “Product Stability UL Verified” mark to help consumers identify products that meet the industry’s voluntary stability standard requirements. [...]

UL and USGBC Announce Strategic Collaboration to Help Architects and Designers Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4 Requirements

MARIETTA, Ga., February 1, 2018– UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced a collaboration with the U.S. [...]

UL Announces Launch of SPOT Add-in for REVIT®, a Digital Tool for Architects and Designers to Work Efficiently in BIM

MARIETTA, Ga., November 8, 2017– UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced the launch of SPOT add-in for REVIT®. This free tool gives AutoDesk® Revit® users the ability to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. [...]

UL Launches Wellness Certification for Products

MARIETTA, Ga., November 2, 2017 – With the global rise of obesity, disease, inactivity, asthma and depression, the critical importance of wellness is coming into focus. At a time when people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors, architects, designers, construction and business communities alike are taking a second look at the indoor environments where we live, work and play to evaluate how these environments impact human health and wellness. [...]