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UL, a global safety science leader, announced October 6, 2016 the acquisition of Consumer Testing Laboratories Inc. (CTL), a leading multinational retail testing company, to expand ULís global footprint and services. CTL, was a privately-held company based in Bentonville, Ark., is a recognized leader in quality assurance services for the retail industry. UL will leverage CTLís facilities in five countries to extend its reach to its customer base and to offer a larger portfolio of services to these customers.

Since 1952, they have been helping quality conscious retailers and manufacturers ensure the quality of the products they sell and by doing so protect their business and their most important asset, "their customers" continued patronage.

CTL has earned a worldwide reputation for their technical abilities, practical experience, integrity and service which is the hallmarks of their Company.

Whether you're a manufacturer or retailer, doing business in the United States or overseas, the Consumer Testing Laboratories can develop turn-key quality programs customized to your particular needs, serving you on-premise or off site, installed and completely managed by their staff.

Each of their laboratories is superbly equipped and expertly staffed. Their textile, mechanical and electrical engineers are among the best in their fields. And, they support their technical staff with the very best testing equipment.  They have the latest equipment for testing apparel and textiles.

From wearing apparel to footwear, paint to tools, toys to patio furniture, housewares to automotive products; they have the technical ability and practical experience to handle all your product testing needs.

The Consumer Testing Laboratories evaluates products from the viewpoint of the consumer:  How they are going to use the product and what they expect from it. This is a very important point and the reason for their name. This approach distinguishes them from other laboratories.

As a result of CTL's 50+ years of experience, when you submit a product to them for testing, they will determine exactly what tests are to be conducted thereby assuring you that all important quality criteria are properly and thoroughly evaluated.  Obviously, you can also specify to them additional testing procedures that you wish to have followed for your particular product.

Products from different sources can be tested against each other, before you have to make the critical decision to purchase them. With so much riding on your decision, you want to be sure you're buying only the best quality items at the lowest price, and passing on the products that pose quality problems.

The CTL test reports include much more than test data requiring interpretation.  They provide you with a comprehensive written report, providing straight-forward, easy to understand factual evaluation of the product, detailing both the positive and negative points of the product.

In addition to testing consumer products such as clothing and fashion accessories, they also develop product specifications, create quality manuals, provide buyer training and education, run in-store audits, conduct analysis of customer returns, monitor purchase orders and much more.  All of which is designed to give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

The Consumer Testing Laboratories testing reports provide much valuable information for apparel manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

You can learn more about CTL at or

Principal Office 300 SW 24th Street Bentonville, AR 72712 Tel: 479-286 2300 Fax: 479-464-2921 E-mail:

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