Navigating the complex requirements of UL compliance can be difficult. Here is a simple and helpful trick to TEACH you the questions to ask to insure your UL labels are compliant:
(T)emperature - do the labels meet your temp requirements?
(E)nvironment - are the labels approved for the environment they're going into? indoor or outdoor?
(A)dhesion - are the labels approved for bonding to your application surface?
(C)hemical - are the labels tested & approved to any chemical exposure requirements?
(H)ow they're used - lastly, your printer needs to know how you intend to use these UL969 parts. Are they labels that you need to print on? If so, what type of print technology will you use? Are parts used as an overlay for your assembly?
These are simple questions intended to help get some of the critical elements for your UL labels identified. Knowing this information insures that compliant product is going into your assembly. We know that lots of time and energy goes into receiving UL certification, so using the TEACH method is one way to make certain that the labels are not compromising your ability to get your product to market. At GM Nameplate our engineering and quality teams know how critical it is that we ask these type of questions, so using techniques like TEACH is just one way that we're constantly looking to formulate tools and ideas to improve the service and support we provide to our customers.