CLEANING PRODUCTS

UL provides clear confidence in cleaning.

We help manufacturers boost confidence in the quality, safety, performance and environmental sustainability of their home and commercial cleaning supplies.

The benefits of working with UL
Backed by decades of experience in chemical specialty products testing, UL’s solutions and services provide the industry with the ability to clearly communicate product safety, health, environmental and performance attributes.

Our safety science expertise also extends to sustainability—a growing concern for consumer and institutional purchasers over the potential environmental and human health risks of cleaning chemicals and other cleaning agents. UL provides independent, third-party environmental certifications recognized or referenced in more than 350 specifications and standards worldwide, as well as other sustainability services to help cleaning product manufacturers credibly communicate their products’ environmental and health benefits.

UL experts conduct safety and performance evaluations to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International standards and the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) methods. UL’s independent auditing body is ACLASS accredited to provide factory certification services under the scope of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

Our laboratories replicate real-world applications to provide accurate, reliable performance testing data. We provide quick turnaround times on high sample volumes with competitive pricing.

We can help successfully launch products. We offer review services early in the development cycle to identify areas for product improvement in order to reduce exposure to product failure and recalls and help successfully launch products. UL also offers sensory evaluation services by both trained expert and consumer panels to help optimize products pre-launch.

UL’s comparative product evaluation program is based on recognized global standards and methods, including ASTM, CSPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) label warning statements, to offer the ultimate in quality assurance for brand protection.

We also aid our customers in managing risk with services to assess prospective suppliers, develop quality protocols and monitor the supply chain. Our worldwide presence uniquely enables us to provide services locally as well as fully supporting our customers’ global market access needs.

Areas of Focus

Commercial Cleaners
Commercial Cleaners
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Household Cleaners
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The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) are consulting the public on the release of a national standard regarding the use of detergent products with food products and food contact materials. National Food Safety Standard: Detergent relates to food safety as it specifies two classes of detergent identified...

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The European Union (EU) has announced its amendments of Annexes IV and V of the Regulation 850/2014 as stated in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1342/2014 of 17 December 2014. 1. The amended Annex IV adds six substances to the table of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Endosulfan [CAS# 115-29-7] α-Endosulfan [CAS# 959-98-8] β-Endosulfan [CAS# 33213-65-9] Hexachlorobutadiene...

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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published an updated list, adding chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. The following 14 chemical substances were added to the California Proposition 65 list, effective December 26, 2014: Dibenzanthracenes Dibenz[a,c]anthracene [CAS# 215-58-7]...

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Browse pertinent UL thought leadership to help you find the research and insights that matter for your business.

Increasing Transparency of Environment and Health Claims for Cleaning Products
Increasing Transparency of Env...
Industry Report: Household Chemicals
Industry Report: Household Che...
Optimizing Product Sensory Performance
Optimizing Product Sensory Per...
Putting Household Chemicals to the Test
Putting Household Chemicals to...

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