Processed wire traceability program
UL's processed wire traceability program provides traceability for various types of wire/cable that have been subjected to processing subsequent to original manufacturing and labeling.
Wire in these categories originates as insulated wire that is then cut into specified lengths with insulation stripped from one or both ends and packaged for further processing. The stripped ends may be soldered or tinned and may have eyelet, ring, open spade or quick-connect terminals attached by crimping, soldering or welding. This program can also cover wire that has been respooled into smaller quantities.
This program creates value for sub-contractors who want to cut insulated wire into specified lengths with insulation stripped from one or both ends and repackage with the UL Mark on the package for traceability for the end-product user. This program also creates value for distributors who want to re-spool wire into smaller quantities with the UL Mark on the smaller spools.
To protect the integrity of the UL Mark, UL-authorized component and end product manufacturers utilizing wire processed by an outside supplier are required to use this program.