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UL is expanding chemical and sustainability capabilities with the opening of a state-of-the-art laboratory in the European region

We are expanding our service capabilities in our Cabiate, Italy lab, and are pleased to announce the opening of a new laboratory for indoor air quality, GREENGUARD and VOCs. With the increasing complexity of the regulatory landscape in Europe and around the world, there is a growing need for VOC emissions testing and validation. In an effort to meet growing demand and to offer customers comprehensive, responsive testing and other customized services, UL is pleased to announce the opening of a new indoor air quality laboratory in Cabiate, Italy. [...]

UL First to Receive Accreditation in Italy to Test to BIFMA Furniture Standards

MILAN, June 4, 2015 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, announced that their laboratory in Cabiate, Italy, is the first and only lab in Italy accredited to perform testing to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s (BIFMA) Standards for (Office Chairs), X5.11 (Large Occupant Office Chair), and X5.4 (Lounge Seating). [...]

UL International Italia S.R.L. — The First and Only Lab in Italy with BIFMA X5.1, X5.11, and X5.4 Standard Accreditations

UL Furniture & Bedding’s European Center of Excellence, UL International Italia S.R.L. [...]

UL Event Brings Sustainable Furniture to the World at Salone del Mobile In Milan

An event sponsored by UL at FuoriSalone will support the creativity of architects and designers. MILAN, April 7, 2015 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, presents “Sustainable Furniture to the World,” an event during Salone del Mobile and FuoriSalone that will inspire, educate and inform architects and designers on how to create sustainable and healthy interior environments with sustainable furniture and furnishings. The UL event on April 15th at 10 Watt in Milan will bring together members of the design community, furniture manufacturers, end-users and those who are looking for innovation, ideas and new concepts in sustainability during Salone del Mobile and FuoriSalone. [...]