What is UL 969 – The Standard for Marking and Labeling Systems?
This standard pertains to adhesive-backed labels that are used for permanent product identification.
Within this standard, unprinted label materials, over laminates, and printing inks along with certain printing processes are covered and are called “marking and labeling systems.”
The acceptability of a label system or material is based on the particular requirements in the standard covering the end product and are based on specific uses and surface substrates to which the labels are applied.
What this means to Electronic Imaging Materials:
EIM has two UL files that fall under section 7 of the UL 969 standard
- One for blank labeling components that customers can buy to print their own UL labels (File PDGJI 2/8…)
- One for preprinted UL labels that we print for customers. (File PDGQ 2/8)
EIM’s UL Labels are tested annually under the following conditions at the UL test facility
- Applied to the surfaces listed in our files
- Minimum and maximum temperature ranges when used indoors and/or outdoors.
- Occasional exposure to lubricating oils
- Exposure to high humidity
- Occasional contact with water
- UV light
- Rub and scratch tests
The goal of these inspections is to make sure the label materials comply with the limitations set forth in our UL files. EIM has never had any sample rejections because we hold true to the storage and shelf life recommendations of our label products.
We do not offer any label materials under UL that are intended for hazardous locations
What this means to our Customers:
• You will have access to prequalified UL Recognized materials to use on your products.
• Savings on time and costs involved when applying to UL for your own label recognitions.
• You have the assurance that these products will work within the exposure conditions listed in our files.
• If you allow EIM to print your labels for you, we can include the UL Mark (logo) on your labels with simply a signed / stamped UL drawing or a page from your UL “Follow-up Service Procedure” that describes the label.