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Marking and Labeling Performance and Validation Testing

With decades of experience behind us, we have the resources to meet all of your marking and labeling performance and validation testing needs in one place, through one supplier.

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Overview

We provide customized performance and Verification testing of labels or label materials based on a buyer’s defined parameters or customer-accepted specifications. These tests provide retailers and buyers, original design manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) confidence in the quality and reliability of the label products they manufacture or source from suppliers.

We are able to test and verify compliance to leading label industry requirements including the majority of the test clauses with respect to adhesive attached labels on rigid surfaces in:

  • GM Standard GMW14573,
  • Ford Standard WSS-M99P41,
  • VW TL 52038,
  • Military Standard MIL-DTL-43719D.

We also utilize recognized methods including ASTM and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), along with custom OEM specifications, to test and verify products for compliance to regional, global or unique requirements.

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 communicate your product’s safety and quality to OEMs, purchasers and regulatory authorities.

Why UL

UL’s 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 allow you to achieve your go-to-market plans in a timely manner.

Download our white paper

This UL white paper discusses the specifics of marking and labeling requirements, and how to identify compliant marking and labeling systems for use by product and equipment manufacturers. 

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