With firsthand knowledge of global chemical standards, UL offers companies comprehensive chemical management services and guidance. Our customers rely on UL's quality checks and scientific expertise to help them achieve regulatory compliance across the global marketplace.
Services include testing for heavy metal content of surface coatings, testing for toxins in packaging assessments of antimicrobial effectiveness, and toxicological risk assessments. UL is registered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an accredited laboratory for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) third-party testing, and our worldwide laboratories perform testing to international, federal and state regulatory standards.
UL can assist our customers with every aspect of chemical management, from testing raw materials and substantiating label claims to developing a restricted substance list (RSL) and implementing a reasonable testing program that encompasses an entire supply chain.
Active in the development of industry standards, UL provides in-depth guidance for product compliance with regulatory and industry standards. Our chemical testing includes:
With state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and extensive experience in testing products for commercial and residential use, UL can help ensure that furniture meets global compliance requirements such as the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances (REACH) regulations and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), as well as national and industry safety 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 Spice Trade Association (ASTA)||Industry standards for analytical testing of spices|
|Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC)||Standardized chemical analysis methods designed to increase confidence in results of chemical and microbiologic analyses|
|British Pharmacopeia Convention||Authoritative official standards for pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products in the UK|
|Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008||Variety of new regulations and testing requirements for children’s products and some non-children’s products|
|Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)||Fosters high standards to maximize safety, performance and sustainability in the household and institutional products industries|
|EU Pharmacopeia Convention||Harmonized specifications for medicinal substances of general interest to the population of Europe, with draft specifications for the growing number of new medicinal substances appearing on the market|
|EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical (REACH) Substances||Rules to address the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment by streamlining and improving the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union|
|EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC||Foundation of toy safety legislation and
enforcement in the European market
|Food Chemical Codex (FCC)||Compendium of internationally recognized standards for determining the purity and quality of food ingredients|
|Japan Pharmacopeia Convention||Standards for specifications as well as the methods of testing to ensure overall quality of all drugs in principle; plays a role in clarifying the criteria for quality assurance of drugs that are recognized to be essential for public health and medical treatment in Japan|
|National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products (GB 18401)||Standard intended to control the hazardous substances in textile products, improve textile product quality, ensure basic safety and health, and enforce the general safety and technical specifications for clothes and decorative textiles sold in China|
|Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive||Directive to restrict the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment|
|Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)||International environmental treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants|
|U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention||Standards for the identity, strength, quality and purity of medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide|