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October 26th, 2017
A.R.T. Furniture First to Receive UL Stability Verification for Artiste Line of Products

UL Stability Verification offers furniture manufactures the opportunity to verify their marketing claims of safety and stability backed by safety science. And UL recently delivered the first of this type of claim to A.R.T. Furniture for their Artiste product line chest of drawers. It means that A.R.T. Furniture’s Artiste new custom case goods have been… read more

October 12th, 2017
Wellness Certification for Furniture
October 12th, 2017
Products for Wellness

UL Wellness Certification for Products Demonstrate that your products support human health and well-being and meet the criteria for the WELL Building Standard. With problems like obesity, asthma, inactivity and depression soaring to epidemic levels around the globe, the importance of wellness is gaining more attention. With much of the population spending upwards of 90… read more

June 7th, 2017
UL Environment to Demonstrate New BIM Project Tool and More at NeoCon

BIM project users attending NeoCon will be able to see a demo of UL Environment’s new SPOT app for REVIT™ in Booth # 7-139A. Launching soon, the new SPOT app for REVIT™ will allow users to access product data from SPOT, our sustainable product database, and assign it directly to their BIM project. In addition… 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

October 3rd, 2016
A Reflection on the TB 117 Standard and the Way Forward for Truly Comprehensive Safety Standards

A feasibility study released this month by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Feasibility, Benefits and Costs of Adopting TB 117-2013 as a Mandatory National Standard, concluded that TB 117-2013 did not effectively address the hazard of smoldering ignition and should not be adopted as a mandatory national standard. A bit of history provides… read more

September 30th, 2016
UL Environment Co-Hosts Furniture Seminar in Vietnam

On September 28, UL Environment co-hosted a seminar in Vietnam where manufacturers learned how testing and certification can help them gain access to global furniture markets. Guiseppe Barisan, global operations director at UL Furnishings and Scott Steady, product manager for chemical emissions testing and certification at UL Environment discussed global emissions regulations that apply to… read more

September 23rd, 2016
UL Works with Kids in Danger (KID) on Furniture Tip-Over Study and the Results are Eye-Opening

Most parents probably don’t think that the dresser they purchased to store a child’s clothes in, or the chest they placed in their newborn’s nursery, could pose dangerous risks to their children. But the sad and scary reality is that according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “A child dies from tipping furniture,… read more

September 13th, 2016
How Will Manufacturers Meet the Demand for Low-Emitting Furnishings?

The age of sustainability is here and consumers are now actively engaged, demanding products that support health and safety for people and the planet. Consumers care about a breadth of issues, from water conservation, to waste reduction, to product safety and social responsibility. In fact, according to a Shelton Group Pulse study, 70% of consumers… read more

June 13th, 2016
UL’s Dr. Marilyn Black will be speaking at NeoCon June 2016

Dr. Marilyn Black, vice president and senior technical advisor of UL, will be speaking about the hazards of chemical exposure from upholstered furniture and other consumer products on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 11 am – 12 pm at NeoCon in Chicago, IL. The presentation, with Debra Harris, CEO of RAD Consultants in Austin, TX,… read more