Materials Testing

Overview

Our decades of experience in testing for a broad range of industries have positioned UL as the leader in materials testing. Our technical experts assist our customers in identifying and remediating potential product vulnerabilities throughout the entire production process.

Definition

UL utilizes recognized methods including American Society for Materials (ASM) International, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, International Standards Organization (ISO), United States Military Standard (MIL), Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and UL specifications to test products for compliance to global, national and regional standards.

Benefits

UL helps customers in the advancement of quality assurance programs for their products and leads the field in developing test methods for a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Adhesivesand coatings
  • Plastics
  • Rubber and elastomers
  • Industrial, automotive and aerospace
  • Commercial and government
  • Packaging and paper

The goal of materials testing is to meet regulatory and industry standards and to determine that products and their component parts meet specifications for intended use and expected life cycle. UL’s technical experts can help identify and correct product vulnerabilities through the entire production cycle, from product development and sourcing to failure analysis:

  • Standards testing and analysis
  • Test method development
  • Material recommendation and selection
  • In-house sample preparation
  • Packaging evaluation
  • Testing to client protocol

DELIVERABLES


PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Electronics, Electrical Products, General Consumer Merchandise, Furniture, Toys, Nursery and Children’s Products

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Voluntary consensus standards used to improve product quality, enhance safety, and facilitate market access and trade
American Society for Materials (ASM) International Standards applicable to metals and materials
International Standards Organization (ISO) World’s largest set of voluntary international standards, providing state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and good practice
United States Military Standard (MIL) Details the processes and materials to be used in the making of a product
Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) Standards applicable to the worldwide pulp/paper, nonwovens, converting and packaging industries

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