Protection From Corrosion And Environmental Damage!
PROTECTION FROM CORROSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
Stahlin non-metallic enclosures provide superior corrosion and chemical resistance compared to metallics such as aluminum and painted or galvanized steel… and are very comparable to that of stainless steel. With non-metallics, enclosure maintenance is virtually eliminated.
PROTECTION FROM UV RADIATION
In addition to proven protection from weathering and environmental impact such as dust and moisture, Stahlin enclosures are molded from the most unique compounding formula available on the market --- SolarGuard®. Don’t be fooled by cheap alternatives.
SolarGuard® is a patented, non-halogenated fiberglass system that beats the effects of outdoor exposure plus provides outstanding chemical and flame resistance. SolarGuard® outperforms other available SMC formulations by as much as 60%
in its ability to retain gloss and color after exposure to concentrated UV light. SolarGuard® is also able to reduce the effects of UV degradation such as surface roughening and fiber blooming.
SolarGuard® meets a NFPA No.101 Class A flame spread index. Fire retardancy, achieved through use of alumina trihydrate fillers, meets UL94-5V standards --- an important aspect of enclosure protection, especially in remote installations.
SolarGuard® features new, proprietary double-protection formulation technology that significantly enhances the molecular bond strength and crosslinking that occurs during the curing process in thermosetting polyester sheet molding compounds.
SolarGuard® fights polymer degradation by making it much more difficult for UV light to attack molecular bonds of both primary chains and crosslinks. A special UV Absorber is added to the SolarGuard® formulation which acts to absorb UV energy, then to release it without damaging the polymer chain.
As the new standard SMC formulation for all fiberglass electrical products, Solar Protection provides an unsurpassed level of UV resistance, fire retardancy, chemical resistance and safe, durable performance… all without adding cost to enclosures!
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