Cabinetry and laboratory equipment requires special testing to ensure that products are durable and meet industry performance guidelines. UL has the expertise to test cabinetry products and is one of the only A2LA has accredited test labs in the United States for Kitchen Cabinetry Manufacturers Association (KCMA) standards. KCMA testing standards are nationally-recognized ANSI test methods that demonstrate product durability and help manufacturers determine if their products will stand up to years of household use.
By using accredited third-party test labs such as UL’s Jasper, Indiana facility, manufacturers can demonstrate that their cabinets and laboratory equipment is durable, high performing, and will stand up to years of use in high-traffic facilities. When components or designs change, UL can test new finishes, new components, methods of construction, glues, and assembly techniques to identity potential performance issues before they become a problem.
Manufacturers will receive a detailed test report with photographs of test setups and benefit from UL’s expertise and quick turnaround times. Customers can rely on UL for quick turnaround times; typically 2-3 days.
UL can evaluate cabinets for:
- Hot and Cold Check Resistance
- Chemical Resistance
- Detergent and Water Resistance
- Metal Cabinet Rust Resistance
- Observation Procedures
- Door Operation Tests
- Drawer Operation Tests
- Finish Testing, including: General Testing
- Shrinkage and Heat Resistance
- Testing to ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2012 including sections 4 and 9, including: Hardware testing
- Testing to all aspects of ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2012 tests 5, 6, and 7, including: Structural Tests for Cabinets
UL is also the provider of GREENGUARD Certification, which tests and certifies products for low chemical emissions into indoor air. We can also test to SEFA standards, and offer UL 65 Standard for Safety for Wired Cabinets and UL 962 Standard for Safety of Household and Commercial Furnishings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you.