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1628 Big Creek Rd
Kellogg, Idaho 83837

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Molten Metal Splash Test

Silver Needle Inc.™ offers a molten metal splash test kit to help you make an informed decision about which fabrics and materials will offer the highest level of protection for your workers under your plant conditions.

     The test kit contains instructions for performing the test and sample swatches of Aluminized and FR fabrics with two layers of 2ML polypropylene plastic attached to the test fabric. The two layers of plastic represent human skin and react much like human skin when molten metal is poured onto the fabric. 

     Performing the tests on site in your plant under the actual physical conditions that workers are exposed to such as the ambient temperature, humidity, radiant heat, and other variables, will yield the most accurate results.

     The test was invented by Bobby J. Sasser of Reynolds Aluminum. This test method has been in use since the early 1980's and has been proven to have consistent and reliable results if performed exactly as the instructions suggest.

     To perform the test correctly, you must use a flat surface made of wood that can be placed at a 70-degree angle off horizontal (20 degrees off vertical.)  Using a surface made out of metal will not yield accurate results.  You will need 4 to 6 alligator clips to hold the fabric onto the flat surface so that it does not move. You will need a crucible with a 6-foot handle, 2 lbs. of the molten metal to be tested, and you will need to be wearing the appropriate protective clothing to perform the test.

     Call and tell us about your manufacturing process. We will assemble a kit containing fabrics that have tested well and have been proven to protect workers in similar conditions.

Test fabrics suited for your industry offered at $10.00 per fabric

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Silver Needle Inc
1628 Big Creek Rd Kellogg, ID 83837
Phone: (208) 783-1191
Silver Needle Inc is a manufacturer of safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) proudly owned and operated in the United States of America.