Plastics: Specifying and Evaluating Materials for Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Applications (Europe)


This seminar will be held in English language. The course materials are in English language.

Seminar Overview

This one day seminar gives a complete overview of how UL’s evaluates plastic materials that are used in components and end product applications.

End product or component manufacturers: the knowledge you gain from this workshop will help you make better, more informed decisions regarding the selection of plastics, and help you move from the design stage to production as quickly as possible.

Plastic manufacturers: it will be much easier to understand what your customers are looking for and to develop new materials to meet their needs.

Main Topics

  • Fire resistance
  • Flammability ratings: HB, V2, V1, V0, 5VA and 5VB
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal properties
  • RTI (Relative Thermal Index)
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Enclosures
  • Selection of plastics materials depending on their use
  • Substitution of plastics materials used in components and/or end products
  • Traceability program
  • Special Applications
  • QMFZ2 and other plastics categories
  • UL Data base (http://iq.ul.com) to search UL certified plastics materials
  • Yellow Card for UL certified plastics materials

Main UL Standards

  • UL 94 Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances
  • UL 746A Polymeric Materials – Short Term Property Evaluations
  • UL 746B Polymeric Materials – Long Term Property Evaluations
  • UL 746C Polymeric Materials - Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations
  • UL 746D Polymeric Materials - Fabricated Parts

Target Audience

This course is relevant to quality engineers, certification engineers, R&D engineers in the following categories:

  • Plastics materials, compounds and insulation systems (also for sales and customer service)
  • Electrical and electronic components such as:
    • Motors, Fans, Ventilators, Pumps, Transformers...
    • Temperature Controls.
    • Switches, terminal blocks, connectors, conjunction boxes
    • Power supplies, LED drivers, Lampholders, Printed Wiring Boards
  • End Products:
    • Household appliances (major and small appliances)
    • Commercial Use Appliances (refrigeration, coffee machines ...)
    • Industrial Use Appliances
    • Medical and Information Technology devices

Special Pricing

For more participants or early enrollment discounts, please contact UL at: ULKnowledgeservices.eu@ul.com
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Time Requirement


Workshop 1 day
825,00 €

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