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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. [...]

New UL SPOT includes enhanced search features, collaborative virtual workspaces and our new BIM Tools

UL is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of SPOT, the world’s largest credible resource for product sustainability information, at NeoCon in June. At booth # 7-2139A, you can see a demo of the newly enhanced SPOT application and learn about innovative features including: My Projects feature, which helps create custom project boards and connects design team members in a virtual workspace; Enhanced search functionality through tags, bookmarks and saved searches. BIM users can see a demo of UL’s free SPOT add-ins for Revit, Sketchup and AutoCAD that help streamline the product selection process for sustainable design. [...]

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. [...]

UL’s Jasper, Indiana Lab Received A2LA Accreditation for ANSI/BHMA Services

UL’s Furniture testing facility in Jasper, IN, is now one of three test labs in the United States approved by Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), and one of two test labs that is A2LA accredited to perform BHMA testing. As of August 2015, our lab can conduct 14 tests within ANSI/BHMA A156.9-2010. [...]

Dr. Marilyn Black of UL is presenting on the use of Flame Retardants at NeoCon Tomorrow in Chicago

Listen to Dr. Marilyn Black speak about chemical safety and its relationship to the use of flame retardants tomorrow at NeoCon, 9:30 - 10:30am. The Vice President and Senior Technical advisor of UL, Dr. [...]

Reel Time: UL Furniture & Bedding Sets the Furniture Standard

We are excited to share the launch of our video, Reel Time: UL Furniture & Bedding Sets the Furniture Standard. See UL's state-of-the-art furniture testing and certification labs, and hear from industry experts about the furniture services and UL standards available around the globe. Do you have any questions for us? Please contact us and we will be sure to get back with you. [...]

UL Furniture & Bedding Division Hosts Event and Lab Tour for BIFMA X5.1 Meeting Attendees

During the BIFMA X5.1 Chair Meeting, held from May 13th – 14th at Kimball International in Jasper, Indiana, UL welcomed meeting attendees to an event and lab tour of UL’s nearby testing facility. It was a pleasure to host the BIFMA meeting's attendees and show them our testing technologoy and capabilities. [...]

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 to Provide Safety Mark for Furniture in Michigan

We are now approved to provide UL Safety Certification services in our Holland, Mich. facility! Our facility provides comprehensive performance and mechanical testing services, and the UL Safety Certification to manufacturers and suppliers who want to demonstrate the safety of their furniture products and comply with local requirements. Our lab will have UL engineers on location to improve the speed of service, and be closer to furniture manufacturers. [...]

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. [...]