UL Environment acquires companies

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Environment has acquired Air Quality Sciences (AQS), Atlanta, and its certifying body, GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute. The companies will become part of UL Environment and join the UL global network.

AQS helps manufacturers identify the chemicals being emitted from their products. GREENGUARD Certification provides assurance that manufacturers' products have been independently evaluated for low-chemical emissions, helping manufacturers communicate their sustainability message to the marketplace.

The acquisition will combine AQS' indoor air-quality testing technology and GREENGUARD's brand recognition with UL's standards development and testing.