Thermal Insulation, Electrical Insulation, Specialist Presspahn Announce Formex GK-17BK Now Meets UL F1 Rating

Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 06, 2011 -- Presspahn 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.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

About Presspahn Limited

Presspahn Limited, specialise in Electrical Insulation, Thermal Insulation, Mica Insulation, Parts, Products, and Materials. Established 19th February 1925 we are a Privately owned company, established to service the electrical manufacturing industry. Registered in February 1989 to BS 5750 part 2 and subsequently to BS EN ISO 9002:1994 on 1st February 1995. Bought by the current managing director in 1981, Presspahn has expanded to cover a wide range of materials and converting activities.

For further information contact :

Matthew Pinder - Managing Director
Registered Office
Presspahn Limited
Wharncliffe Works
Harrogate Road
Tel: 01274 636333
Fax: 01274 626024

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Press Release Submitted On: May 06, 2011 at 1:46 pm
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