Krefeld, Germany, May 17, 2017 – UL, a global safety science organization, has been approved by Volkswagen AG as a certified laboratory for materials testing. The approval is granted to UL’s Krefeld Performance Materials Testing Lab for numerous test methods, which include environmental, surface, mechanical, burning behavior, media resistance and textile testing for selected interior and exterior parts and components. The VW approval adds to UL’s growing list of automotive clients and testing capabilities.

“Being recognized as an approved lab for Volkswagen AG, one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, is an important milestone to further position UL in the automotive testing supply chain, allowing us to be in a strong position to collaborate with this highly innovative industry, both in research and end-product stages,” said Mette W. Pedersen, vice president and general manager of UL’s Performance Materials division. “Our 120 year foundation of exacting scientific processes and the highest ethical principles enables us to deliver trusted testing results in new applications such as Automotive Testing and Engineering Services.”

The ISO 17025 accredited Performance Materials test center at Chempark in Krefeld-Uerdingen offers a unique set of all-inclusive services. With its highly automated testing laboratories and comprehensive material databases, UL Performance Materials Krefeld supports automobile manufacturers and Tier suppliers, from product concept stage to early product development through to final Part Production Approval Process (PPAP) for an optimized time-to-market. For more information, visit


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