PARTEX

PARTEX

Partex leads the world in industrial marking systems. We manufacture products for the identification of wires, cables, pipes, and components. From the individual electrician to the world’s largest companies, our unique marking systems contribute towards increased efficiency and higher safety levels. Our product ranges also include cable ties, heat shrinkable tubes, cable lugs, and glands.

We are very proud of our company’s dynamic development and how we invest in the future, in new technologies and environmentally friendly solutions. In addition to our world-leading range of identification solutions, we also offer an extensive range of cable ties, terminations, tooling, and cable management products. Partex consists of a parent company and several subsidiaries. However we want to be known as one organization rather than as several separate companies, We want the family culture and atmosphere of the parent company Partex Gullspang in Sweden, to permeate the entire group, creating one big family. On the following pages, we invite you to familiarise yourself with our company and our products. If you require a copy of our identification products catalog, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PARTEX MARKING SYSTEMS was founded in 1948 by Tore Lööf in Gullspang Sweden. Since the beginning, we have engaged in the production of complete marking systems and cable accessories. Many of our clients know that Partex is a Swedish company and that we introduced the most popular one-character marker, the PA-Marker. But you should know that our offer is much wider. This catalog will be a useful guide to the world of cable ties, terminations, tooling, and cable management products. It is worth mentioning that many of our products were established in response to specific requests from our customers. If you have a special requirement, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Starting from a small High Street office in 1965 we have grown continuously. Today, still based in Coleshill near Birmingham, we operate from a state-of-the-art 24,000 sq ft facility. Originally trading as an independent company, we were acquired by the Partex group in 1991 and are their oldest subsidiary. In the UK we take pride in our record of supplying customers worldwide for over five decades with quality cable accessories. For more than 50 years we have fuelled our growth by offering our customers.

WHY MARK?

Marking increases safety reduces wasted time in manufacturing and production stoppages. Furthermore, marking simplifies maintenance and reduces costs for service, production loss, fault identification, repairs, and exchange of electrical equipment.

Why Choose Partex?

Partex offers a complete range of marking products. We have over 60 years’ experience in development and manufacturing that has given us unique expertise and knowledge in the field.

Our Certificates

STANDARDS

In order to ensure that our products have a high and consistent quality, they are subjected to numerous tests at the National Institute for Research and Testing in Sweden. Detailed research and stringent tests are carried out, such as the impact of mold, rust, fire, extreme temperatures, UV radiation, and various chemicals. Below is a list of tests.

TEST METHOD

TEST METHOD

1

Flammability

according to UL94

2

Low temperature

markers are kept at -30° C for 4 hours. Checking cracks, fractures, and similar damage. In addition, the ease of assembly is checked.

3

High temperature

markers kept at a temperature of 70° C for 1 hour. If the material has passed the test, the test is repeated at a higher temperature.

4

Aging resistance

accelerated thermal aging, corresponding to the use of material through 30 years at 20° C. Checking cracks, fractures, and similar damage. (Up to 50% reduction in elongation before fracture). In addition, the possibility of assembly is checked.

5

UV resistance

accelerated UV-test, corresponding to ISO 4892-2. Exposing the material to sunlight for a period that equals one year in southern Sweden. Checking for fading, changes in color and readability of the print.

6

Resistance to abrasion (text)

in accordance with Method 2172 Swedish National Testing and Research Institute (machine abrasive). Using a load of 75 g per millimeter

7

Chemical resistance

mounted markers are immersed in the chemical agent at a temperature of 23°C - 2 C, left for 2 hours, and then checked for functionality, durability, color and clarity of printing. Chemicals used: synthetic diesel fuel, sulfuric acid (25%), cleaning agent (Berol 226, 10%), distilled water, sea water (5% NaCl), transformer oil (Nytro 10X) and Ethanol (95%).

8

Dielectric resistance

in accordance with IEC 93

9

Ozone resistance

the test samples are extended by 33% and exposed to ozone to 100 ± 5 pphm at 65° C to -2°C for 192 hours