Smoke and Toxicity Tests on Silver Fox Labels Prove Successful

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom, July 05, 2013 --( Silver Fox, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, has reported positive results from the most recent testing of its 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.

“Silver Fox labels are routinely used in the Oil & Gas, Power, Rail and Data & Telecoms industries worldwide,” said Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox. “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. 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) and ultra-violet (UV) light exposure. The Tests were:

· MIL-STD-810F Method 502.4 - Low Temperature -40°C
· H2S Sour Gas Exposure (2% H2S)
· ISO 4892 part 3 cycle 1 (UV Weathering)

In all tests carried out on its labels, Silver Fox tests the finished, printed label - and not just the material on which it is printed.

“These tests are expensive but, at Silver Fox, the commitment to offer the very best materials and back these up by independent tests is relentless,” said Nick Michaelson. “It is all part of our on-going resolve to do all we can to enable and empower our customers to turn time into profit.”

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 delivers solutions for the Oil & Gas, 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.

Further information from:
Nick Michaelson,
Silver Fox Ltd, +44 (0)1707 373727;

Bob Little,
Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405;
Silver Fox
Bob Little
+44 (0)1727 373727