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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

August 27th, 2015
UL Webinar: Watching Your CARBs — A guide to monitoring formaldehyde emissions in your finished products and supply chain

Recent news stories of falsified CARB labels have had many retailers and manufacturers concerned about their liability for selling products that have not met regulations. The potential for lawsuits and damage to brand reputations are driving many to more fully understand the regulations, and how they can demonstrate that their products are safe. This presentation,… read more

August 17th, 2015
UL’s 3DP Emissions Research Featured in Design News

Ann Thyft, Senior Technical Editor for Design News, recently spoke with Marilyn Black, UL’s vice president and senior technical advisor, regarding UL’s ongoing health and emissions research. Learn how UL is applying safety science to 3D printing and indoor air quality. Read the full article on  

February 13th, 2015
3DP Machine Manufacturers Share Challenges at Roundtable

On Tuesday, February 3, UL hosted the inaugural 3D Printing Equipment Compliance Roundtable.  Bringing together a variety of 3D printing machine manufacturers from around the country, the Roundtable provided a structured forum to discuss the standards, compliance schemes and other related topics specific to the 3D printing and additive manufacturing equipment industry. This industry-first event… read more