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December 3rd, 2018
UL Chemical Safety and Georgia Institute of Technology release pioneering 3D printing research

UL Chemical Safety and the Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, announced a body of research that explored the impact of 3D printing on indoor air quality. Following an in-depth, two-year research period with Georgia Tech, UL Chemical Safety found that many desktop 3D printers generate ultrafine particles (UFPs) while in operation…. read more

July 26th, 2018
Six Questions: Environmental & Sustainability Considerations for AM

In this month’s “Six Questions” feature, we’re speaking with Bill Hoffman, UL Environment Corporate Fellow and Senior Scientist, about the impact of Additive Manufacturing (AM) on environmental and sustainability considerations, such as air quality, emissions, the reuse and recyclability of materials as well the recyclability of final printed parts. Bill speaks to the current state… read more

March 26th, 2018
Rapid Ready Tech Discusses Fundamentals in Additive Manufacturing Certification Program

Pam Waterman, contributing editor for Digital Engineering Magazine and Rapid Ready Tech recently spoke with the UL and Tooling U/SME teams about the new Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification Program and how they are setting the new “gold standard” for AM professional certification. The article also discusses the rationale behind the collaboration and what is… read more

February 23rd, 2018
UL leading development of UL / ANSI standard for 3D printer emissions testing and evaluation

UL’s  not-for-profit Chemical Safety Research Group has been studying the  indoor air quality impact of 3D Printing. The research that was done jointly with the Georgia Institute of Technology focused on the characterization of ultrafine particle and chemical emissions during operation of the devices.  A Summit in 2017 brought academic and government researchers and policy… read more

November 13th, 2017
UL Environment Publishes Research on VOCs in Wood Floor Coatings

A recent study conducted by UL Environment finds that some organic solvents used in floor coating products can have significant impact on indoor air. The study, detailed in a white paper recently issued by UL, tested a variety of solvent-based and water-based floor coating products for airborne emissions in specially designed environmental chambers that simulate… read more

August 16th, 2017
Federal Trade Commission Holds Paint Companies Accountable for Providing False Claims

Buyers want to know they can trust the products they are purchasing will not risk the health of their family home, and consumers are increasingly astute when it comes marketing claims about products that are emissions-free or contain zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When a company cannot validate their emissions-free claim, action is taken on… read more

August 14th, 2017
August Update to EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

On August 8th, EPA announced a direct final rule allowing manufacturers of TSCA Title VI compliant composite wood products to begin labeling products as compliant starting on August 25, 2017.  The rule provides flexibility to manufacturers of composite wood panels, and products utilizing these panels, to begin following the labeling guidelines of TSCA Title VI… read more

May 25th, 2017
New Proposed Effective Dates for TSCA Title VI Implementation

  Composite wood products, including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard are used in a variety of products such as flooring, furniture, cabinetry and building materials. A national standard for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, designed to closely mirror the existing standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been… read more

March 15th, 2017
Your Health & 3D Printers: UL Presents New Research During 3D Printing Summit

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and the Not for Profit Safety Science Initiative, in partnership with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, held its first Leadership Summit on the “Safety Science of 3D Printing” on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. The Summit, held… read more

December 15th, 2016
EPA Formaldehyde Rule Published in the Federal Register

  The long awaited EPA regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, TSCA Title VI, was published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016. This will set in motion requirements that will help reduce formaldehyde exposure from particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood plywood which are some of the most prevalent indoor… read more