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13-08-13
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Avery Dennison creates a global client service laboratory

Facility supports UL® mark certification testing for durable goods labelling

Avery Dennison has created a new Global Client Service Laboratory that will help customers reduce the time to market for new durable label products by accelerating the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certification process. The certification scope includes UL standard 969 and CSA standard C22.2 No. 0.15 for nameplates and safety labels.

“With this UL-certified lab, we have everything needed to conduct testing equivalent to what is done in UL’s laboratories, and address our customers’ need for a faster certification process,” said Hoa Pham, technical manager, durables, Label and Packaging Materials, Avery Dennison.

The UL-certified laboratory is located at Avery Dennison’s Innovation Center in Mentor, Ohio, USA. As part of the process, a series of tests are conducted on all substrates, inks and ribbons being considered for use in the production of the label, including legibility, defacement, chemical exposure, accelerated weathering, humidity exposure, oven aging, adhesion and abrasion. The tests certify the label material has passed rigorous processes and ensure the performance of the label will be permanent and legible once attached to a product – even under extreme conditions.

The Global Client Service Laboratory is an expansion of Avery Dennison’s commitment to creating programs that assist converters in obtaining UL certification in a cost-effective, efficient manner.

"The Global Client Service Laboratory offers a streamlined, timely process to qualify durable label products for UL certification, that can support
customers based both inside and outside the US in getting their developments to market for sale,” said Denis Markov, marketing manager, durables, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials – Europe.

About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labelling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 26,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6 billion in 2012.
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