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We help advance the building products industry’s drive to achieve both safety and innovation with flexible, customized service options for reliable, cost-effective product testing and certification.

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Architects, regulatory authorities, manufacturers, insurers, building owners, and other partners in the building materials community rely on UL for the services and knowledge that they need to enhance public safety, meet regulatory demands, protect brand value and successfully access the global market.

With an emphasis on the latest safety science, UL meets all of the building products industry’s critical business needs. This includes a comprehensive services portfolio for products ranging from roofing to floors, fire doors and walls to insulation, paints and adhesives to wall coverings, and much more.

We also offer technical engineering support services, factory capability assessments, quality assurance, regulatory compliance testing, and sustainability and environmental certifications.

Our expertise in regulatory and global market access issues enables us to assist our manufacturing customers in determining exactly what regulations apply to their target markets, which products need to be tested, and whether testing should be conducted on components or finished goods. We can help customers develop a testing plan, and we can provide guidance on regulatory details ranging from regional code compliance and required follow-up services to record keeping. We will customize testing and analysis for specific regional markets and market-specific standards.

Our customers can leverage UL expertise at our facilities around the world and through our partner laboratories. We also offer field inspection and engineering services and the ability to test in a customer’s laboatory through our Data Acceptance Program (DAP).

UL’s code evaluation service helps get building products to market faster with a single place for complete code compliance. This service includes a report that presents UL’s findings after an evaluation of products to ICC-ES (International Code Council’s Evaluation Service) Acceptance Criteria and compliance with the intent of code requirements. Combined with UL safety certification for building products, UL’s code evaluation service can facilitate market acceptance in a fraction of the time normally required to demonstrate compliance with International Codes.

UL product safety certifications, the code evaluation service and the UL Mark also assist code authorities, architects, designers, specifiers and contractors with accurately determining code compliance for products that must be tested and/or certified in accordance with specific standards. We also offer UL product directories and the Online Certifications Directory containing the names of companies qualified to use a UL Mark, an invaluable resource to minimize compliance processing and construction delays.

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Air Ducts
Air Ducts
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Building Products
Building Products
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Cable and Duct Systems
Cable and Duct Systems
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Dampers
Dampers
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Doors and Windows
Doors and Windows
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Fire-Resistive Products
Fire-Resistive Products
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Firestops and Joints
Firestops and Joints
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Roofing Products
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Q.  Why is UL offering its Code Evaluation Service? A.  We heard the voice of our customers and we responded. We recognize that in some situations, code approval for new building materials or construction methods may go beyond the trusted UL Certification Mark.  Code authorities as well as architects, specifiers, and contractors have grown to...

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There have been recent regulatory developments in the UAE with regards to building materials and fire suppression products. These developments require manufacturers/suppliers selling products in the UAE market to have a UAE Certificate of Compliance. For more details about this development, please reference the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. UL is authorized to issue UAE...

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New Certification Category for the Protection of Steelwork Exposed to Fires Burning Hydrocarbon Fuels is Now Available from UL Over the past two decades, the ANSI/UL 1709 test standard (Rapid Rise Fire Tests of Protection Materials for Structural Steel) has grown in importance across the worldwide petrochemical industry for the hydrocarbon fire protection of structural...

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