Label performance and validation testing
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.
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Benefits of marking and labeling performance and validation testing
UL provides more than simple test data. Our customers leverage UL’s technical expertise to help identify and provide a path to success. We offer a complete solution, including:
- Testing to automotive, industry, government and customer-specific standards/protocols
- Data analysis
- Recommended test deviations for outdated or unclear test methods
- Specialized test method development for unique applications
- Test panel and chemical fluid sourcing
- Failure analysis support
Our testing facilities comply with ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories to help assure accuracy and precision in performing tests, obtaining data and reporting results. Label testing at UL comes with detailed test reports, images of labels before and after testing, and all test data so it can be reviewed and analyzed. Our experts will assess whether or not the labels meet the applicable clauses and provide recommended next steps if non-compliances occurs.
Why UL for marking and labeling performance and validation testing
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.