A variety of label types are used in industries across the world. One of the most popular types are UL Certified Labels, which appear on 22 billion products annually in the US. The label certification comes from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), which performs safety testing and is certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Some of the most recognized NRTLs include the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Intertek Testing Services NA Inc., MET Laboratories, NSF International, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). As a UL Authorized Label Supplier participant, USTL has the authority and expertise needed to print UL approved labels.
There are nearly 20 NRTLs globally, but Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the most popular among them and is the leading certification company in North America. Any product with the UL mark proves that it has been tested and certified to meet the UL label requirement standards. Although UL certification isn’t required by federal law in the U.S., it assures any consumer that the electrical product they’re purchasing is compliant with the rigorous safety guidelines and specifications that UL labels must adhere to. These label certifications are split into different classifications, which include:
- UL Listed: This indicates that a product has tested towards OSHA safety standards.
- UL Classified: This shows that the product is certified under standards of UL, but not OSHA.
- UL Certified: Usually accompanied by a smart mark or a 2D barcode, UL certified labels can be scanned by consumers to check the safety standards, testing, and certifications of the product.
With a variety of hazard labels under our belt, USTL handles any label printing and shipping you need.
Since UL labels come in many different shapes, sizes, and classifications, the materials needed are dependent on the current form. Some labels, like UL listed labels, only have one component associated with them, while UL certified labels have additional parts to the label such as bar codes or smart marks. The process for creating elements for these labels differs depending on the label’s parts, but USTL handles all of the different moving parts with ease. Whether the label needs to include warnings, cautions, performance requirements, or logo specifications, we have the tools to set you up with everything you need.
Unlabeled products or faulty labels result in difficulties in getting your product on the market. Many retailers won’t carry electronics that aren’t UL listed, at a minimum. UL labels also act as an insurance policy for you, the retailer, and the product manufacturer. A UL certification is worth the cost because it ensures that your product has been tested and is ready for mass production.
With over 80 years of professional labeling experience, U.S. Tape & Label has worked with a wide range of businesses to ensure they have the UL authorized labels specific to their product and unique needs. We have many label material constructions that have passed compliance testing performed by UL and CSA as well as several approved inks.
U.S. Tape & Label has honed our label fabrication skills to a fine edge. We work tirelessly to provide you with labels on a timetable that works best for you, offering customizable labeling options for everyone. Our UL experts can help you navigate the UL label approval process – contact us today to get started.
Why U.S. Tape & Label?
Centrally-located and equipped with the cutting-edge equipment you need to get the best labels and look for your products. Our skilled team of in-house engineers will help you make the perfect label for any product you have.