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Did you know UL provides sample preparation services in North America for almost all plastics types? UL provides a wide range of test specimen shapes and sizes that are produced by injection molding, high-speed machining, two-roll milling, and compression molding at our UL Enfield, Connecticut location. Using UL’s sample preparation services streamlines your testing process...

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The EuCertPlast Audit Scheme is a project for establishing European certification for post-consumer plastics recyclers.  The EuCertPlast organization has defined requirements based on the European Standard EN 15343 and aims to encourage recycling of plastics with environmentally friendly practices, particularly focusing on the process for traceability and conformity assessment and recycled content.  Recyclers interested in...

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UL’s non-halogen Certification for plastics (QMFZ2) gives companies the opportunity to achieve third-party certification to demonstrate that the plastic material is free of halogens. There is a growing industry challenge in which non-halogenated materials are being specified, yet compliance criteria is not clear or consistent.  As a result, the industry is confused as to what...

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