Skip to main content
  • Service

Marine Use Label Services

Our Marine Use Label services help address the safety concerns of the label industry with respect to labeling of hazardous goods for marine transport.

Large blue barrels on plywood boards

Overview

Our Marine Use Marking and Labeling Services specifically covers labels and label materials that are intended to durably mark dangerous and hazardous goods, such as chemical containers or drums, for marine transport in international waters. This helps ensure that chemical containers that get lost at sea and are recovered can be identified through their markings.

We offer testing and certification services to the British Standard (BS) 5609:1986 specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive coated labels for marine use. The label performance requirements are primarily covered under sections 2 and 3. Section 2 relates to the stock material and section 3 to the printing of the label. Section 4 can also  be used and covers provisions for testing additional substrates (application services) under an abbreviated program.

Our services can help you enable you provide  Verification that your labels have been tested to the industry’s highest standards. Plus, when UL certifies  your product’s durability, our trusted reputation helps build confidence with your consumers, giving you an edge in a competitive marketplace.

Benefits

We are uniquely positioned to provide a complete view of how products function within a given system. This is particularly critical in the plastics and components industry, as interactions between substances, parts, systems and the environment can be the cause of a significant number of hazards. These failures are rarely apparent when components are tested individually.

Our technical experts can also help align your products to the appropriate UL certification category and the applicable Standards. This enables manufacturers of UL Certified products to easily source components that demonstrably meet their compliance needs and project specifications.

Additionally, our worldwide presence allows us to provide local services to you and your team. You’ll have access to our network of experts who will support you in your drive to protect public safety and brand value.

Our trustworthy reputation provides an important product differentiator in a crowded marketplace. Working with us is just one more way in which you can demonstrate  your product’s safety and quality to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), purchasers and regulatory authorities.

Why UL

Our comprehensive testing, certification, assessment and regulatory compliance services are designed to foster innovation, enhance product and process quality, enable safety and, most importantly, help you meet your business goals.

Our broad capabilities enable us to help you address a wide variety of key business needs that may arise throughout your product development life cycle and deployment phase. Working with one provider allows you to take advantage of our cost- and time-saving service bundles, and our integrated testing and certification plans help you to achieve your go-to-market plans in a timely manner.

Our technical experts can also help you align your products to the appropriate UL certification category and the applicable Standards. This enables manufacturers of UL Certified products to easily source components that demonstrably meet their compliance needs and project specifications.

Get in touch

Let us know how we can help.

Help and support

How can we help?