Unique SolarGuard® Composite Material
Product Announcement from Stahlin Enclosures
A new video is now available for online viewing to demonstrate how Stahlin's non-metallic enclosures can truly protect controls for the renewable energy industry with SolarGuard® (available only from Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, protects composite enclosures from UV degradation), a unique value add program and New 10 Year Warranty.
Stahlin enclosures are produced with Stahlin's patented formulation, SolarGuard®. The SolarGuard® formulation, provides superior UV-resistance, requiring no field maintenance and at no additional cost. SolarGuard® has been granted United States Patent No. 7,317,049 for SolarGuard®,"Resin Composition for a Sheet Molding Compound and Method."
In extensive comparison testing, SolarGuard® outperformed other available SMC formulations by as much as 60% in its ability to retain gloss and color after exposure to concentrated UV light. SolarGuard® also maintained stability in thickness proving that its physical properties remain very much intact despite EMMAQUA testing that concentrates natural sunlight using 10 highly reflective mirrors to create an intensity level of approximately 8 suns. Moreover, SolarGuard® meets a NFPA No. 101 Class A flame spread index. Not only does SolarGuard® meet UL 94 V0, but it also passes and is certified to UL94-5V for exceptional fire retardancy.
SolarGuard® is a non-haloginated system, meaning that it contains no bromine and no antimony, thereby reducing the risk of smoke-borne toxicity. SolarGuard® requires less maintenance than paint, wax or gel-coat alternatives used to prolong the life of electrical enclosures in outdoor environment
Because of its chemical composition and special additives, SolarGuard® is able to reduce the effects of UV degradation such as surface roughening and fiber blooming. This new proprietary SMC formulation technology significantly enhances the molecular bond strength and crosslinking that occur during the curing process. The result is an unsurpassed resistance to polymer degradation achieved by making it much more difficult for UV energy to attack molecular bonds of both primary chains and crosslinks.
10 Year Warranty:Offered exclusively by Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures
Environmental damage to connections, controls and instrumentation essential to solar energy applications can be reduced or eliminated by choosing the correct non-metallic enclosure. Because Stahlin composite enclosures can provide durable long-term protection, the company has announced its ---SUN-UP-TO-SUN-DOWN 10 YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY. This warranty guarantees an enclosure free of manufacturer's defects for the 10 year warranty period.