Marking & Labeling Systems - Submittal Process
By completing a submission form, you are providing UL with information concerning the construction of your labels and the surfaces and environmental exposures desired. Having accurate information will help us develop the correct test program and reduce the time to complete your request. Complete one form for each label system you intend to submit for evaluation. A family of labels that have significant common construction features (typically the same adhesive and same generic face stock) may be covered under a single submission form.
Marking & Labeling Systems - Submission Forms:
After completing the above submission form(s), please contact Customer Service to request a quote or complete the online Request for Quote form to receive project pricing and assumptions. Include the completed submission forms with your requests. Once you accept your quote, a UL engineer will review your submission forms. After review, the UL engineer will contact you to confirm your needs, discuss the scope of your project, and review other important matters such as the test program, sample requirements, and estimated completion dates for the investigation.
Once product testing is complete, your project engineer will inform you if your product complies with UL's requirements. For products meeting the requirements, the UL project engineer will develop a formal report which describes, in detail, the construction of a product tested and the Conditions of Acceptability associated with the product. These test results will also be used to develop a Follow-Up Services Procedure. UL's field representatives use this Procedure as their guide at your manufacturing locations when periodically conducting the factory examinations and periodically selecting production samples to show continued compliance with UL's requirements.
Project turn around time for Marking & Labeling Systems vary greatly depending on factors like the number of products and application surfaces requested. After UL receives the samples required for the investigation, project times typically start at around 7 weeks for indoor use and 12 weeks for outdoor use for smaller/common project investigations. Larger projects that cover multiple products or require full permanency of marking tests on more than a few application surfaces take additional evaluation time.
If you intend to use Recognized Marking & Labeling System Materials to manufacture your labels to reduce required testing, refer to the component's product name as it appears in the supplier's listing at UL's Online Certification Directory with a reference to the supplier's UL File Number. You can also use that directory to verify the material ratings and confirm they are suitable for the applications required.
When determining the surfaces and environmental exposures desired for your product, UL suggests you request information from your customers who have access to knowledge about the specific surface types to which their labels will be affixed and the exposure requirements the labels must meet when applied to their product.