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 State of California has introduced Assembly Bill 708 that will require the disclosure of all ingredients used in a “chemically formulated consumer product.” The legislation is prompted by a proposal linking ingredients of these products to some health conditions such as asthma and cancer. The bill, if passed, specifies that, beginning July 1, 2016,...

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) is has introduced the Detergent Poisoning and Child Safety (PACS) Act to help ensure that the single-serve detergent packs will no longer threaten children’s safety. The legislation includes the following provisions: Direction to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue safety rules within the next 18 months aimed at protecting...

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its new “Safer Choice” label for household chemicals, that will replace the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) labeling. The criteria to be considered cover a broad range of potential toxicological effects, such as: Carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive or developmental toxicants Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals Systemic or...

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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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