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Navigating the World of Plastics for End Product Applications

Increase your awareness of plastics performance properties and make better, more informed decisions in testing and selecting plastics for end-use applications.

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The safety and performance requirements for end-products starts by selecting the right materials in advance; materials that have already been tested and validated to meet the specifications and safety criteria required for the life of the end-product. What happens when the properties of those plastic materials changes? How will that impact end-product performance?

In this series of webinars, UL’s plastics experts review and discuss how such changes can impact plastics performance properties to help you make better, more informed decisions in testing and selecting plastics for end-use applications.  

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the advantages of plastics preselection testing
  • Critical plastics performance at elevated temperatures
  • How changes in polymer formulations may affect end-product performance
  • Concentrates and acceptable modifications at the molder
  • How to navigate material selection using our material databases
  • Understanding restrictive substances in plastics
  • Plastics in outdoor use and special applications
  • The importance of using certified materials in additive manufacturing
  • De-mystifying small scale flammability testing
  • Sustainable plastics in end-product applications
  • Plastic materials for use in automotive applications
  • Material Analytical Solutions for Continued Compliance  


Kenneth R. Vessey, Jr., senior staff engineer and distinguished member of technical staff, UL

Webinar dates:

This series of webinars took place between August 2020 and May of 2021.

Understanding the Advantages of Plastics Preselection Testing

August 26, 2020

Critical Plastics Performance at Elevated Temperatures

September 9, 2020
February 16, 2021

Polymer Variations – My Formulation Needs to Change

October 14, 2020
January 19, 2021

Concentrates and Acceptable Modifications at the Molder

November 11, 2020
May 20, 2021

Navigate Material Selection Using UL’s Material Databases

December 9, 2020

Helping to Ensure Quality and Safety of Recycled Plastics

December 15, 2020

Understanding Restrictive Substances in Plastics

February 10, 2021

Plastics in Outdoor Use and Special Applications

March 10, 2021
June 15, 2021


The Importance of Using Certified Plastics in Additive Manufacturing

April 14, 2021

Demystifying Small-Scale Flammability Testing

May 12, 2021

Sustainable Plastics in End-Product Applications

July 14, 2021

Plastic Materials for Use in Automotive Applications

August 11, 2021

Material Analytical Solutions for Continued Compliance

September 8, 2021

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