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UL’s services are backed by the safety science, engineering and regulatory expertise that enables our customers to gain unrestricted access to the global marketplace.

Economic growth, aging infrastructure and the shift to renewable energy are trends driving demand for more sophisticated cables. UL’s comprehensive portfolio of services and our team of industry experts help the wire and cable industry take advantage of today’s opportunities while planning for future successes.

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In the wire and cable industry, a quality issue is virtually always a safety issue. Cables need to comply with a growing list of requirements to protect consumers and their property against a range of issues, from electric shock and burns to electric arcing and fire propagation. UL fully supports our customers in their drive to protect public safety and brand value.

UL´s service offering for the wire and cable industry includes the rigorous safety, performance and quality assurance checks that the industry expects from UL. We evaluate wire and cable products under more than 70 different product categories, using more than 30 Standards for Safety. Our customizable service bundles help reduce redundant testing, saving time and costs, and support our customers in their efforts to get products to the market quickly.

But we don’t stop there. UL’s services help our customers cut through compliance complexity, efficiently reach all of their target markets and clearly differentiate their products in the marketplace. Our comprehensive global market access support helps manufacturers manage the entire supply chain with services that include quality assurance and capability checks, assistance in sourcing components, training, and traceability and brand protection programs. Additionally, UL offers an industry-leading follow-up production inspection program that helps manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to quality and compliance.

UL also invests in broad market surveillance efforts across the entire supply chain to help identify and take out of circulation counterfeit and noncompliant products. We help our customers manage risk and stay on top of emerging trends, by offering timely guidance on changing regulations. Our team of technical experts stay informed about industry concerns via active involvement and participation in industry associations and regulatory organizations.

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Appliance Wiring Material
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Building Wire
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Flexible Power Cable
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Optical Fiber
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Seasonal Lighting
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Telecommunications Cable
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Wiring Harnesses
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UL’s list of presently available commercial compounds that we have investigated has been updated, made easier to read, and now includes another applicable wire type. These compounds are heat-curable EPCV and heat- and moisture-cross-linkable synthetic-polymer (Class XL) compounds that are acceptable under the Type L Follow-Up Service program for thermoset-insulated wires and cables, service-entrance cables,...

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Decorative lighting strings including holiday, seasonal or Christmas lights can carry potential safety risks when subjected to unforeseen consumer misuse or when they are not manufactured in accordance with UL’s safety requirements. The familiar UL Listing Mark on a product means that UL engineers have evaluated and tested representative samples of the product for risk...

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