February 2, 2018

UL opens Center of Excellence laboratory for appliances, lighting and HVAC in Italy

MILAN/ CARUGATE, February 1, 2018 — UL, a global safety science organization, today celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Carugate-based center of excellence: a new laboratory for testing lighting, appliances, HVAC and gas products and equipment. The opening highlight was an official ceremony, in which the Mayor of the city of Carugate – Mr… read more
February 2, 2018

A new dedicated standard for access control systems for improved building access control in the United Kingdom

The first security standard for access control equipment units in the UK has been launched to improve the safety of residential premises, including multi-occupancy units, blocks of flats, single family homes, rental units and social housing. UL 293 is the first standard of its kind developed specifically for use in the United Kingdom (UK). This… read more
September 25, 2017

European market access now simpler for manufacturers of appliances burning gaseous fuels

Ballerup, Denmark, September 20, 2017 — Manufacturers of appliances that burn gaseous fuels now have a new option when seeking market access into Europe. In order to enter the European market, products must meet the Gas Appliances Directive (GAD) – 2009/142/EC. The GAD provides access to the European market for manufacturers of appliances and fittings… read more
September 15, 2017
UL Acquires AE Performance Testing Lab
NORTHBROOK, Ill., August 24, 2017 —UL, a global safety science organization, today announced that it acquired AE Performance Testing Lab, the testing services business of AE srl – Appliances Engineering, headquartered in Varese, Italy. AE srl – Appliances Engineering will continue to operate independently as an R&D enterprise under current leadership. AE Performance Testing Lab… read more
April 24, 2017
UL’s Performance Materials Division Introduces New Plastics for Additive Manufacturing Program (“Blue Card Program”)
April 24, 2017
Partnerships to Fight Counterfeit
Anti-Counterfeiting efforts are critical to help ensure a safe market for both consumers and businesses. However, as these counterfeiting efforts grow more sophisticated, it is becoming more difficult to identify these products and prevent them from reaching the market. In 2015, the number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities increased 15% over the previous… read more
February 22, 2017
UL Participates in the First United Nations World Data Forum
October 31, 2016
UL Launches “Close Your Door” Pledge to Help Prevent Fire Deaths
June 13, 2016
More time to wait until the EU MDR and IVDR are ready
April 12, 2016
UL Launches Cybersecurity Assurance Program
As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, harder to protect against, and more costly than ever, security precautions are critical. There will be 21-50 billion connected devices by 2020, according to Gartner and other industry reports. By 2018, it is predicted that 66% of networks will have an IoT security breach*. The security and financial risks impacting… read more