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UL GREENGUARD Gold Helps Precision Textiles with Low VOCs of Their Mattress Sock

Precision Textiles was intent on delivering a mattress sock using fibers that were low-emitting. For this reason, IQFit Natural mattress sock is now UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified, demonstrating that the product supports healthier indoor environments. The challenge Manufacturers in the mattress industry suggest that their products are safer and healthier. [...]

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 and AHFA Announce that Ashley Furniture, Hooker Furniture, Samson Marketing and Sauder Woodworking Have Successfully Completed the New Stability Verified Program, Making Stability Verified Furniture Easier to Identify

UL has partnered with the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) in creating a “Product Stability UL Verified” Mark. This Mark will help consumers identify products with stability marketing claims verified by UL. For participating companies, UL evaluates their in-house stability testing process as well as individual furniture pieces. [...]

UL Announces a New Sub-Assembly Inspection Solution that Allows More Flexibility in Your Supply Chain and Improved Time to Market

Manufacturers often deal with component parts coming from different locations, making supply chain management complicated. UL announces a new solution to meet our customers’ need for more flexibility and optimization of their supply chain.  UL customers can now ship UL Certified products as sub-assembly parts from multiple locations directly to the end user. [...]

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 ANNOUNCES NEW STABILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM WITH THE AMERICAN HOME FURNISHINGS ALLIANCE TO HELP CONSUMERS IDENTIFY SAFER PRODUCTS

UL has partnered with The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA),  in creating a “Product Stability UL Verified” mark to help consumers identify products that meet the industry’s voluntary stability standard requirements. The mark is part of a program that allows participating companies to have their in-house stability testing process reviewed and verified by UL, thereby earning the UL Verified mark.  Four AHFA member companies – Ashley Furniture, Hooker Furniture, Samson Marketing and Sauder Woodworking – are leading the charge by piloting the AHFA/UL Verified program for furniture stability. [...]

A.R.T. Furniture First to Receive UL Stability Verification for Artiste Line of Products

UL Stability Verification offers furniture manufactures the opportunity to verify their marketing claims of safety and stability backed by safety science. And UL has just recently delivered the first of this type of claim to A.R. [...]

NeoCon 2017 Wrap-Up

This year’s NeoCon, held June 12-14 during a beautiful, mostly sunny week in Chicago, was packed with attendees. From furniture manufacturers to architects and designers, our vast furniture solutions were showcased through productive conversations, informative marketing collateral and a unique booth presence. Here’s some highlights: If sustainability was top of mind, we discussed how to promote your sustainability and transparency achievements with UL GREENGUARD Certification and Product Lens™ program. [...]

UL Environment Co-Hosts Furniture Seminar in Vietnam

On September 28, UL Environment co-hosted a seminar in Vietnam where manufacturers learned how testing and certification can help them gain access to global furniture markets. Guiseppe Barisan, global operations director at UL Furnishings and Scott Steady, product manager for chemical emissions testing and certification at UL Environment discussed global emissions regulations that apply to furniture and how manufacturers can design and manufacture products for low chemical emissions. Topics included the risk of formaldehyde used in industrial resins and adhesives, including those used to make composite wood products. [...]

UL Works with Kids in Danger (KID) on Furniture Tip-Over Study and the Results are Eye-Opening

Most parents probably don’t think that the dresser they purchased to store a child’s clothes in, or the chest they placed in their newborn’s nursery, could pose dangerous risks to their children. But the sad and scary reality is that according to the U.S. [...]