UL offers IoPP members opportunity to join Standards Technical Panel

The Underwriters Laboratory (UL) is forming a Standards Technical Panel for Sealing, Wrapping, and Marking Equipment, STP 963 and is offering IoPP members an opportunity to apply for membership on that panel.  

Standards Technical Panels (STPs) serve as technical development committees for UL’s Standards for Safety. Organizations and individuals with an interest or technical expertise in the product covered by a UL Standard assigned to an STP are invited to apply for membership on that panel.  STPs include individuals who represent the following interest categories:

  • Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
  • Commercial/Industrial User
  • Consumer
  • General
  • Government
  • International Delegate
  • Producer
  • Supply Chain
  • Testing and Standards Organizations

Membership on an STP does not require attendance at meetings of the panel.  However, UL does ask members of STPs to review proposals to revise the requirements of the standard covered by the STP whenever they are submitted to the panel.  Members are also encouraged to make suggestions for new and revised requirements of a standard.  All proposal review and balloting will be conducted via our online system.

Members of STP 963 would be responsible for the maintenance and development of UL’s Standard for Sealing, Wrapping, and Marking Equipment, UL 963.  I have included the Scope of UL 963 in this message.  The Scope provides a description of the products covered (and not covered) by the standard.

Scope of Standard UL 963

These requirements cover household, industrial, and commercial sealing, wrapping, and marking equipment rated at 600 volts or less for use in unclassified locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, such as laminators, label makers/applicators, stamping machines, taping machines, wrapping machines, shrink tunnels, bag sealers, bag tying machines, heat sealing irons, and vacuum packaging machines.

These requirements also cover cord-connected units with an integral cigarette lighter connector assembly, or a direct current (DC) input jack for being powered from a separate Vehicle Battery Adapter.

These requirements do not cover appliances and equipment that are covered by individual requirements that are separate from this standard, such as soldering irons, ink-jet printers, or photographic film printers.

These requirements do not cover appliances and equipment that are intended for use in marine or aircraft.

An application for membership on STP 963 can be found by clicking here.

The application includes a definition of the interest categories mentioned in this message.  UL seeks balanced participation in all interest categories for STP 963, and would limit membership on the panel only in the interests of maintaining balance.

Please return the completed application to the attention of:

Derrick L. C. Martin (Ext. 56656)
STP Project Manager
Standards Department
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Phone: (408) 754-6656
Fax: (408) 689-6656
E-mail: Derrick.L.Martin@us.ul.com



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