UL Expands Automotive Test Portfolio with Additional Emissions Testing

UL Expands Automotive Test Portfolio with Additional Emissions Testing in their Performance Materials Labs in Krefeld (Germany) and Melville (U.S.)

Expansion offers more comprehensive solutions to both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier Suppliers

Melville, Krefeld, October 17, 2018 – UL, a global safety science company, has expanded its automotive testing service with additional test methods for the analysis of emissions from polymeric component parts. The new methods in UL´s service portfolio include:

  • VDA 270; Determination of the odor characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles;
  • VDA 276; Determination of organic emissions from automotive interior parts using a 1 m³ test chamber;
  • VDA 278: Thermodesorption-GC/MS analysis of organic emissions from non-metallic materials for automobiles, and
  • Fogging measurement according to DIN 75201.

As a unique add-on service for customers worldwide, UL’s Krefeld facility supplies injection molded specimens for round robin emission testing to support highest quality standards in the industry.

“Interior emission testing has become an integral part of every full scope polymer materials analysis in the automotive industry,” said Thomas Wagner, PhD, automotive business manager of UL’s Performance Material division. “Expanding our service portfolio to include emissions testing complements our other automotive testing capabilities and helps ensure that our customers are meeting the latest global and local regulatory requirements.”

The ISO 17025 accredited Performance Materials test centers in Melville and Krefeld-Uerdingen offer a unique set of all-inclusive services. With highly specialized testing laboratories and comprehensive material databases, the Performance Materials division of UL supports automotive 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 about UL’s entire automotive testing portfolio, visit http://www.ulttc.com/en/industries/automobil.html

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Thomas Wagner Business Manager Automotive Global This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +49 2151 5370 234

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Certification Standards and Evaluation of Electrical Insulation Systems

A free 3-Session Webinar Series based on UL 1446

Certification Standards and Evaluation of Electrical Insulation Systems

High reliability and performance are the foundation of a quality product. To achieve this, it is imperative that high-quality electrical insulation materials (EIM) and electrical insulation systems (EIS) are used and thoroughly reviewed when building magnetic devices, including motors, transformers, generators, and solenoids.

Deepen your knowledge on certification standards and evaluation of EIS for safety and performance through UL’s free three session webinar series.

The first session will give a brief overview on the background and general information about EIS, while the second and third sessions will reach a more in-depth level and focus on the evaluation of Electric Insulation Systems as well as different compliance options.

  • Background and general information
  • Compliance options under UL 1446
  • Resources and databases
  • Standards updates and further developments


  • Better understanding of the testing and certification requirements and offerings for both EIM and EIS.
  • Faster time to market by determining the best certification option.
  • Direct access to UL experts who developed the standards.

And learn more about certification standards and evaluation of EIM and EIS.

“Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2018” Congress

The VDI knowledge forum "Plastics in Automotive Engineering" in Mannheim from 14.03.2018 to 15.03.2018 is the ideal platform to present the wide range of capabilities and services offered by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) – from the compounding of numerous polymers to the production of test specimens towards testing and certification of thermoplastics, thermosets, rubber and textiles.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Performance Materials Division helps automotive manufacturers and automotive suppliers to reduce costs, improve product reliability and increase efficiency throughout the supply chain by complementing or substituting internal testing capabilities.

Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2018 Congress

UL's global test center network determines material and product performance in accordance with customer requirements, international testing standards as well as local and global regulations. UL supports its customers from product concept through the early product development phase to the final part production approval process (PPAP).

The experts from the UL Performance Materials team are pleased to welcome you at our Booth 47 to answer your questions about UL Automotive Services and provide you with the latest industry news on innovations in the plastics industry.

For more information, please go to Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2018 Congress Website.

We look forward to seeing you in Mannheim in March!

Meet UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Experts at Fakuma 2018

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UL focuses on the science, innovation, and success of your designs while following the rigorous requirements that must be met during testing and certification. With its industry leading expertise in regulations, safety and performance standards we can help clarify sample preparation, testing requirements and compliance needs throughout the entire product development cycle at the regional and global level.

The Fakuma 2018 Tradeshow is the ideal platform to present to you our extensive range of services and possibilities; from plastics compounding, test specimen preparation to performance testing via more than 200 applicable test methods.

On this occasion, we will be introducing our new focused services:
  • Automotive Testing and Engineering Services: With our highly automated testing laboratories and comprehensive material databases, support 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. Read more...
  • The UL Deck of Cards: The UL Yellow, Blue and White Cards are globally respected digital product information cards that list multiple safety and performance-related properties in a very compact, simple and easy-to-read format.

    Yellow Card: for material safety and performance in traditional manufacturing technologies. Read more…

    Blue Card: for material safety and performance in Additive Manufacturing. Read more…

    White Card: for material performance based on international standards for global markets.

  • Research and Performance Testing: UL understands that every product has its own challenges and demands, and offers customized material research, analysis and testing. While its expertise is founded in safety, it has taken that knowledge to bring fact-based capabilities and services to the entire value chain – from product development to manufacturing. Read more...

Take the opportunity to meet UL Performance Materials experts who will be available at our Booth B4-4112 to answer your questions regarding safety requirements, performance testing and UL services for your next project or product. Benefit from their knowledge on latest news and innovations in the industry. Schedule your appointment

More in-depth information about plastics materials selection and certification is available in the following courses:

Course Date Location Language

Plastics: Specifying and Evaluating Materials for Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Applications Seminar overview

11/22/2018 Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany German
Plastics – and the right selection in accordance with UL 94 & UL 746A-D Seminar overview 11/27/2018 Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany English


For more information about our Knowledge Services and the upcoming courses please visit www.ulknowledgeservices.com

The UL International Thermoplastics Testing Center (UL TTC) in Krefeld is a leading international supplier for Test Specimen Production as well as Testing and Certification of innovative plastics. With UL TTC as your trusted partner, you profit from UL TTC’s 70 years of plastics experience and UL’s over 120 years expertise in Standards development and certification.

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