Ingress Protection (IP)
A range of SilverSkin™ Covers are now IPX4 Certified
What is an IP rating?
IP stands for “Ingress Protection” (we can also find the term “International Protection”). It is a standard established in 1989 by the International Electronic Commission (IEC). It was subsequently adopted by the European standard EN 60529.
It indicates the degree of protection of a device against the intrusion of solid or liquid bodies. It therefore consists of two digits: the first indicates the degree of protection against intrusion by solid bodies, while the second digit indicates the same thing but for liquid bodies.
When one of the two elements (solid or liquid) is not necessary, the number is replaced by an “X”. This is often the case for products for which it is considered that only water protection is sufficient: the first digit is often replaced by an “X”.
Level 4 (liquid protection) protects against water splashing from any direction providing no harmful effect, utilizing either: a) an oscillating fixture, or b) A spray nozzle with no shield.
Test a) is conducted for 10 minutes. Test b) is conducted (without shield) for 5 minutes minimum.
Why SilverSkin™ Thermal Covers?
A number of our SilverSkin™ thermal covers are IPX4 certified which will help you to protect your shipment from the rain or other water splashes. This means that products that are water-soluble, such as cardboard boxes, will be protected from such environmental hazards.
As we continue to improve the thermal performance of our thermal covers, we also take steps to ensure the all-around protection by providing additional benefits such as ease of use and protection against temperature spikes.
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