Talon International Inc. has received UL certification for its flame-resistant zippers, opening up potential sales in the industrial garment market, the company announced Monday.

The Woodland Hills company, which manufactures zippers and trim for apparel makers, said its special FR line of metal zippers qualified with standards for flame-resistant clothing that protects industrial workers against flash fires.

“The UL certification allows us to target industrial applications such as work wear, public utility, service industries and others,” Larry Dyne, Talon’s chief executive, said in a statement. “This enables us to continue on our strategy of expanding our customer base.”

UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories, is a product safety testing company in Northbrook, Ill.

Talon shares closed unchanged at 14 cents as no shares traded on the Nasdaq.