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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2013/07/30 - Silver Fox, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, has reported further positive results from the most recent round of testing of its labels - SilverFox.co.uk.
The Silver Fox labels and tests involved are:
• Fox-Flo zero halogen thermal tie-on cable labels have passed the ISO 4892 part 3 cycle 1 (UV Weathering) test for 1,000 hours exposure to accelerated ultra-violet (UV) light;
• Endurance pipe marking tape (for offshore use) has passed the test for 1,000 hours exposure to accelerated UV light;
• Solar panel labelling has passed the test for 1,000 hours exposure to accelerated UV light.
These results follow recent similarly positive test results on Silver Fox Fox-Flo labels for smoke and toxicity, as well as flame propagation. These tests covered IMO FTP Part 2 - Smoke and Toxicity and IMO FTP Part 5 - Surface spread of flames, for the Fox-Flo range of cable labels.
The recent smoke and toxicity, as well as flame, tests were carried out according to the International Maritime Organisation standards for smoke and toxicity, along with flame propagation.
Other recently completed tests of Silver Fox labels include those for low temperature (to ensure that the labels are serviceable in temperature as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius) as well as for hydrogen sulphide (H2S):
• MIL-STD-810F Method 502.4 - Low Temperature -40°C
• H2S Sour Gas Exposure (2% H2S)
Except for the IMO tests, where the test specifically requires just the material, in all tests carried out on its labels, Silver Fox tests the finished, printed label - and not just the material.
“The results of all the tests including the UV tests, which are on-going are a tribute to the quality and durability of Silver Fox labels’ manufacture,” said Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox. “The fact that Silver Fox is conducting these tests, progressively, throughout its wide range of labels demonstrates our commitment to not only be the best but also to provide our customers with the best.
“Silver Fox labels are routinely used in the Oil & Gas, Power, Rail and Data & Telecoms industries worldwide,” he continued. “They’re used in demanding conditions where the labels can experience both high and low temperatures and, sometimes, are exposed to dangerous gases and other hazards.
“Consequently, it’s important that the labels are tested thoroughly to ensure that they’ll perform well under ‘real world’ conditions and, indeed, out-perform their rivals.”
Silver Fox regularly tests its labels at MoD, UKAS-certified and independent recognised test laboratories in compliance with a number of different MIL and other standards.
About Silver Fox Ltd
A leader in UK manufacturing labelling solutions using a special Plug’n’Play thermal printer or a standard office printer - ensuring fast and efficient identification of cables, wires, optical fibres, panels and equipment - Silver Fox (silverfox.co.uk) delivers solutions for the Energy, Power, Rail and Data & Telecoms industries worldwide.
Silver Fox’s production of independently tested durable labelling is only part of the story. It also offers three levels of software, all of which are downloadable from the Silver Fox website, for free trial. Developed in conjunction with engineers over the past 15 years or so, these software solutions offer an array of unique time-saving options which, for the time-critical project, can turn time into profit.
Silver Fox tests its labels at recognised independent UKAS certified test laboratories in compliance with a number of different MIL and other standards. Silver Fox is ISO 9001:2008 registered. Silver Fox has spent over 30 years developing its products. Its commitment to global business was recognised in 2005 by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade.