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April 1st, 2016
UL Education Series: Understanding the UK, US Markets and Italian Market for Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

Join UL for an upcoming seminar on US, UK and Italian flammability testing requirements for upholstered furniture and mattresses.  The seminar will provide a detailed examination of the flammability regulations for seating, upholstery and bedding for contract and domestic applications. The seminar is ideal anyone who wants to understand precisely what the requirements are for… read more

December 8th, 2015
Furniture Flammability Testing

UL offers comprehensive flammability testing for fabrics and upholstered furnishings, conducted in accordance with nationally recognized standards and regulations. Tests investigate ignition, flame-spread and heat-release characteristics of furnishings. Flammability Test Methods Include: Reaction to heat Small Flame Radiance Plates Cigarette and Match Tests Test to Flammability Standards: California TB 133: Flammability Testing of Public Seating… read more

July 9th, 2015
What Retailers Need to Know to Avoid Store Opening Delays

Part One: Red Tagging By Bruce Bohren, Primary Designated Engineer, UL Has a store opening delay happened to you? Maybe it was during a major renovation or before a grand opening. The store is a few days away from the planned opening and the local electrical inspector comes in and “red tags” one of your… read more

June 16th, 2015
Dr. Marilyn Black of UL is presenting on the use of Flame Retardants at NeoCon tomorrow in Chicago

Listen to Dr. Marilyn Black speak about chemical safety and its relationship to the use of flame retardants tomorrow at NeoCon, 9:30 – 10:30am. The Vice President and Senior Technical advisor of UL, Dr. Marilyn Black, is speaking tomorrow at NeoCon. Her presentation is titled, Flame Retardant Chemicals in Healthcare Environment, and she will be… read more

June 10th, 2015
Reel Time: UL Furniture & Bedding Sets the Furniture Standard

We are excited to share the launch of our video, Reel Time: UL Furniture & Bedding Sets the Furniture Standard. See UL’s state-of-the-art furniture testing and certification labs, and hear from industry experts about the furniture services and UL standards available around the globe. Do you have any questions for us? Please contact us and… read more

May 7th, 2015
UL Furniture & Bedding will be attending Furniture Today’s Bedding Conference in Championsgate, Florida from May 12 – 14

UL Furniture & Bedding will be attending the 2015 Bedding Conference this year. The event will take place on May 12 – 14 at the Omni Orlando Resort in Champiosngate Florida. It will attract many global leaders from the mattress industry and event attendees span from retailers, producers, and suppliers. Our team is looking forward… read more

April 28th, 2015
UL International Italia S.R.L. — The First and Only Lab in Italy with BIFMA X5.1, X5.11, and X5.4 Standard Accreditations

UL Furniture & Bedding’s European Center of Excellence, UL International Italia S.R.L. (Cabiate, Italy), is the first and only Italian lab that is ANSI/ BIFMA X5.1 (Office Chairs), X5.11 (Large Occupant Office Chair), and X5.4 (Lounge Seating) accredited according to Accredia, the Italian Accreditation Body. To view the detailed report from Accredia, click here. UL… read more

November 10th, 2014
Preparing for Conflict Minerals Reporting: Is Your Company Ready?

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act requires that companies traded on US stock exchanges disclose if conflict minerals, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold present in their products originated from the conflict zones. Furniture and components can contain any one of these substances, but it can be difficult for manufacturers and retailers… read more

April 11th, 2014
Safety, Performance And Environmental Testing Of Commercial And Residential Furniture

From the earliest stone seats and beds used by non-nomadic cultures some 5,000 years ago to today’s advanced designs that are functional, comfortable and aesthetically attractive, furniture is an essential part of the human experience. Furniture contributes to the functionality and usefulness of every inhabited space, including commercial and institutional settings, residential environments and retail… read more

February 26th, 2014
UL to Exhibit at ISPA Expo

UL will exhibit at ISPA Expo, the bedding industry tradeshow, in March. UL is a global provider of third-party testing, certification, audit, inspection and quality assurance programs. UL offers services for mattresses and bedding, including: Performance and Mechanical Testing Chemical Content Testing Flammability Testing, including 16 CFR 1633. and other International, Federal, and state requirements… read more