Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 06, 2011 -- Presspahn http://www.presspahn.com are pleased to announce a new Formex capability, the following standard black colour Formex GK products ( > 200 microns ) now have the UL rating of f1 meaning they are suitable for outdoor use according to UL's guidelines ( shown below ).
Formex GK-10BK, Formex GK-17BK, Formex GK-30BK, Formex GK-40BK, Formex GK-62BK, Formex 94BK, Formex 125BK.
This development was made to address renewable energy & solar applications for Formex materials. There will be additional Formex applications for lighting systems, outdoor equipment housings etc. (revised UL yellow cards available (File no: E121855).
Outdoor suitability (UL): A material that is considered suitable for outdoor use has gone through testing in accordance with UL 746C, the Standard for Safety of Polymeric Materials use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations, of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure for 720 hours of twin-enclosed carbon or 1,000 hours of xenon-arc weatherometer conditioning, and/or water exposure or immersion for the seven days at 70 degrees C. The material is tested before and after exposure to these conditions for flammability, mechanical impact and mechanical strength. UL definition of (f1) : Suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to ultraviolet light, water exposure and immersion in accordance with UL 746C. The (f1) footnote indicates that the material has met both UV and water exposure or immersion requirements as called out in UL 746C.
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