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UL Officially Approved as an External Testing Laboratory to the BMW Group

UL’s materials testing lab in Krefeld, Germany, has been approved as an external laboratory partner by the BMW Group for injection molding of test specimens and corresponding testing of thermoplastic materials according to the BMW Group Standard 93016.

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June 5, 2019

Krefeld, June 11th, 2019 - UL’s materials testing lab in Krefeld, Germany, has been approved as an external laboratory partner by the BMW Group for injection molding of test specimens and corresponding testing of thermoplastic materials according to the BMW Group Standard 93016.

As a unique add-on service for customers worldwide, UL’s Krefeld facility offers in-house injection molding of test specimens with extensive tracking of processing parameters.  This combination of in-house injection molding and comprehensive testing services offer thermoplastic raw material suppliers extended and substantial product development support.

“This approval by BMW is an essential part of our client-oriented expansion of service offerings towards the Automotive industry” said Thomas Wagner, PhD, automotive business manager of UL’s Chemicals division. “UL has a very collaborative relationship with manufacturers of thermoplastic raw materials. Now we can offer our clients a new complete service package to have their grades officially approved for serial applications in BMW automobiles. Our materials experts can support clients in the entire process of getting their material grades listed to GS 93016."

The ISO 17025 accredited materials testing center in Krefeld-Uerdingen offers a unique set of all-inclusive services. With highly specialized testing laboratories and comprehensive material databases, the  Chemicals division of UL supports automotive manufacturers and Tier suppliers from the product concept stage to early product development through to final Part Production Approval Process (PPAP) for an optimized time-to-market.

For more information about UL’s entire automotive testing portfolio, visit UL.com/Drive or contact:

Thomas Wagner, PhD
Automotive Business Manager
[email protected]
+49 2151 5370 234

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com.

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