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Underwriters Laboratories Announces Strategic Alliance with Atlas® Material Testing Technology

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent, third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing Technology, a maker of accelerated weathering instruments and provider of weathering testing services.

This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and expertise in accelerated aging performance and enables them to provide faster testing and certification turnaround-time for manufacturers specializing in solar energy products, according to UL.

Collaboration between the two companies has already led to shorter cycle times for some of the customers seeking the UL listing for solar modules and power systems accessory equipment, UL says.

Not only are outdoor and aging tests for long-term durability a critical component for meeting safety and performance standards, but they also provide manufacturers with the data they need to demonstrate long-term durability to support warranty and performance claims, UL claims. 

   

Tagged categories: Accelerated laboratory testing; Atlas Material Testing; Laboratory testing; Performance testing; Underwriters Laboratories; Weathering

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