Element approved to add trademark to US products

Element Materials Technology has achieved nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) status, meaning the testing company can now issue its own trademark on products in the US.

Element said the new status will help it to chart a new direction for its US business. Picture: Pixabay

Element was granted the NRTL status by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The company said the new status means it is now in a better positioned to expand its reach across the strategic growth areas of connected technologies, life sciences and medical devices.

NRTL status will allow Element the license to operate in the segments of medical equipment under ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, audio/video, information and communication technology equipment under UL 62368-1, and electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use under UL 61010. 

Element said it intends to maintain its long-standing relationships with other conformity assessment organizations and will collaborate with them as it charts a new direction for the business. 

The NRTL program allows private sector organizations to perform certification for certain products to ensure that they meet the required OSHA electrical standards.

Each NRTL has a scope of test standards that they are recognized for and can use its own unique registered certification mark to designate product conformance to the applicable product safety test standards.

Lisa Bate, senior vice president of connected technology and mobility in the Americas at Element, said: "Securing an Element safety mark on products is our latest achievement as a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We are excited to join a guild of respected NRTL testing laboratories, and to offer our customers enhanced safety and certification capabilities worldwide."

The new certification originates from Element state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, California, which features expanded EMC chamber capacity and an extensive suite of EMI/EMI immunity, wireless radio testing, and product safety testing for commercial and medical devices.