UL Mark is the authoritative safety certification mark in the U.S. and North American market. UL Mark is a necessary passport for related products (such as mechanical and electrical products) to enter the U.S. and North American market.
UL is short for Underwriter Laboratories Inc.
UL safety test institute is the most authoritative civil institution in the United States, which is also engaged in safety test and appraisal. It is an independent, not-for-profit professional organization that conducts experiments for public safety.
UL safety test institute adopts scientific test methods to study and determine whether various materials, devices, products, equipment, buildings are harmful to life and property; determine, compile and issue corresponding standards and materials that are helpful to reduce and prevent loss of life and property; at the same time, carry out actual investigation business.
UL safety test institute is mainly engaged in product safety certification and operation safety certification business. The ultimate purpose is to obtain products with a considerable level of safety for the market, and to ensure the exact guarantee of human health and property safety. As an effective means to eliminate technical barriers in international trade, UL also plays an active role in promoting the development of international trade.
UL was founded in 1894. In the initial stage, UL mainly relied on the fire insurance department to provide funds to maintain its operation. Until 1916, UL was fully independent. After nearly a hundred years of development, UL has become a world-renowned certification body, with a set of strict organizational management system, standard development and product certification procedures UL is managed by a Council composed of representatives of safety experts, government officials, consumers, education, public utilities, insurance and standards departments, and its daily work is handled by the president and vice president. At present, UL has five laboratories in the United States, with its headquarters in Northbrook town in the north of Chicago. At the same time, UL has set up corresponding laboratories in Taiwan and Hong Kong.