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Silver Fox® Labels Endure Tough High Temperature Tests

London, United Kingdom, July 10, 2014 --( Silver Fox®, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, has reported extremely positive results from the most recent tests carried out on its labels – for exposure to high temperatures.

Unless the test specification requires otherwise, Silver Fox® only ever tests the finished, printed label and not just the material on which it is printed.

According to the resulting certificate, which relates to the white, yellow, blue and red Fox-Flo® UV-stable, low smoke, zero halogen (LSZH) tie-on cable labels produced by Silver Fox®: ‘Environmental Test Service (ETS) performed visual inspections of the labels by comparing them with control samples provided by Silver Fox Ltd.’

The tests - carried out by the UKAS-certified Berkshire-based Environmental Test Services (ETS) – were performed in accordance with the test specification MIL-STD-202G, Method 108A. They were carried out over a 3 month period.

When tested, Silver Fox’s Fox-Flo® labels showed no change after being subjected to a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius for 500 hours.

These labels continued to perform well when subjected to a temperature of 85 degrees Celsius and at 100 degrees Celsius for 500 hours – with only the white label becoming ‘a shade darker’, according to ETS.

The same thing was observed when the Fox-Flo® labels were kept at 100 degrees Celsius for 1000 hours.

Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox®, commented: “These labels are used in the Energy, Power, Rail and Data & Telecoms industries worldwide, often in demanding conditions where they can experience high temperatures. So 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.”

“Driven by a passion for excellence and a determination to be the best in our field, Silver Fox® is committed to offer customers labels made of the very best materials – and we back this commitment by putting the labels through independent tests,” said Nick Michaelson. “It’s part of our on-going resolve to do all we can to enable and empower our customers to turn time into profit.

“Our goals are to design, develop and supply complete labelling solutions including software, hardware and label material ensuring a highly time saving and durable solution for all our customers,” he added.

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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 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.

Further information from:

Nico Frame, Marketing Manager,
Silver Fox Ltd, +44 (0)1707 37 37 27;

Suzi Hale, Marketing Assistant,
Silver Fox Ltd, +44 (0)1707 37 37 27;
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