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Marketing Claim Verification in Action

The wire and cable industry strengthens its market position with UL’s marketing claim Verification program.

August 10, 2018

Today, specifiers, purchasers and various stakeholders along the supply chain of the wire and cable industry are more informed and connected, driving new levels of skepticism regarding the unsubstantiated performance claims of manufacturers and their products. UL helps brands and manufacturers confidently stand out from the crowd with trusted, independent confirmation of their marketing claims related to the performance, functionality or features of products, facilities, processes and systems.

The UL marketing claim Verification program pairs your innovation and product excellence with the trusted science-based processes of UL to set your product apart in the market.

The following companies are using the UL Verification Mark to differentiate their products from the competition and demonstrate to their customers that their marketing claims have been rigorously and objectively evaluated for accuracy:

 

Suzhou Cableplus Technologies (Verify ID: A968734)

In this case, UL Verified Cableplus's Robotic Cable: Bend, Torsion, and Chain Track Cycle Test Process (A968734).

 

Hitachi Cable America Inc (Verify ID: A826376)

The UL Verified claim relates to performance under specific conditions. The specific Hitachi product (Category 6 I/O Plenum Rated DRYBIT Cable) was Verified to Maintain Category 6 Performance During Water Submersion

 

Anixter’s Infrastructure Solutions Labs (Verify ID: A658788)

The UL Verified Claim relates to a process conducted at a specific facility, not a product.  In this case, UL Verified Anixter’s Structured Cabling Performance Test Processes at the company’s test laboratory located in Glenview, Ill.

 

Paige Electric Co LP (Verify ID: A808170)

Wires being exposed

The UL Verified Claim is for a range of Paige’s Game Changer Cable products that Deliver 1Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters. Watch the video and take a peek behind the scenes of the claim verification process.

 

Lapp USA, Inc. (Verify ID: A522492)

The UL Verified Claim is for continuous flex test method, processes, and attributes through audit of procedural documents, training records, calibrated equipment, and system functionality.

 

FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD. (Verify ID: B688988)

Proteco Tape

The UL Verified Claim is for Furukawa’s PROTECO-TAPE with 3’2’’ char height, 12.0 m² total and 0.04 m²/s peak smoke release of PROTECO-TAPE per UL1685 for specific cable designs.  It helps limit smoke emission and are halogen-free, which helps reduce damage expansion caused by smoke generation during a cable fire.

 

FURUKAWA TECHNO MATERIAL CO., LTD. (Verify ID: B769757)

Proteco Sheet

The UL Verified Claim is for Furukawa’s PROTECO-SHEET with 2’10’’ char height, 21.2 m² total and 0.03 m²/s peak smoke release of PROTECO-SHEET per UL1685 for specific cable designs.  It helps prevent flame spread and protects important equipment from fire.

 

Berk-Tek LLC (Verify ID: B638581)

Converged Application Score

The UL Verified Claim is for Berk-Tek’s converged application evaluation process, the CA score testing which involves simultaneous transmission of Voice, Data, Video, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) through a cabling channel is verified, processes, and attributes through audit of procedural documents, training records, calibrated equipment, and system functionality.

 

Anixter Inc (Verify ID: B895229 and B447359)

Anxiter logo

The UL Verified Claim is for Cable performance characteristics have been evaluated as outlined below to determine that the product satisfies the requirements of UTG10 and UTG20.  Utility Grade INFRASTRUCTURE, also known as UTG, is a new technology platform, assurance program and design approach that redefines the infrastructure layer to support building subsystems, technologies and applications. 

 

Jiangsu Eastern China Intelligent Wire and Cable inspection Co., Ltd. (Verify ID B323496)

Robotic cable testing process

The UL Verified Claim is for factory lab test processes of robotic cable that includes an audit of equipment calibration, testing personnel training records and procedural documents associated with the noted test process or processes.  The following test processes were audited: Tick-Tock, Torsion, Chain track (C-track), Flexing, 2D torsion, 3D torsion, Rapid flexion, Bending & Rotating.

 

CommScope Technologies, LLC (Verify ID  B239942 and B511743 (image name: CommScope Anxiter UTG)

Anxiter logo

Cable performance characteristics of Commscope 2071E, CommScope 2091SD, CommScope 2091B have been evaluated to confirm that the product satisfies the requirements of UTG10 (Commscope 2071E ) and UTG20 (CommScope 2091SD and CommScope 2091B) respectively.

 

Belden Inc (Verify ID B469851 and B714562) (image name: Anxiter UTG)

Anxiter logo

Cable performance characteristics of UTG1CUP and UTG2CUP have been evaluated to confirm that the product satisfies the requirements of UTG10 and UTG20 respectively.

 

LAPP Cable Works Shanghai Co., Ltd (Verify ID B470367)

LAPP Shanghai

Verification of factory lab test process for robotic cable: For Tick-Tock, Torsion and Chain Track Tests that include an audit of equipment calibration, testing personnel training records and procedural documents.

 

Labkey Testing Technology (Suzhou) Co Ltd (Verify ID B349134)

Labkey Testing

It is for verification of factory lab test process for robotic Cable: Tick-Tock, Torsion and Chain Track Test Process that includes an audit of equipment calibration, testing personnel training records and procedural documents.

 

igus GmbH (Verify ID B129699) (image name: igus)

igus GmbH logo

UL verified the igus® chainflex® cable 36-month guarantee process, which covers the cables’ electrical and mechanical performances, and the process of calculating chainflex cable service life which is calculated based on 2 billion test cycles per year.

What is UL’s Marketing Claim Verification?

UL’s Verified Mark demonstrates that UL has Verified the specific marketing claim of these products and processes through independent, repeatable, science-based assessments.  UL’s Verification provides objective credibility to the accuracy of the marketing claims. The Verified Mark can be used on product, packaging and promotion and is available for products, systems, processes, facilities and more. Specific information about each Verified marketing claim is publicly available at UL’s online database UL Verify. In addition to verified claims for the wire and cable industry, the Verified Mark has been issued to products such as HVAC/R equipment, appliances, notebook computers, LED lighting and equipment, chemical additives, and many others. For further information, please see verify.ul.com/whygetverified.

 

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