December 27, 2003
CRT Laboratories, Inc. (UL Registered ISO 9002/ISO 17025 Compliant) confirmed in recent independent laboratory tests that SKB cases are 50% stronger than leading non-North American made cases.
Using the standard Gardner Impact testing methods, which measures the failure of materials upon relationship to height (inches) and energy (height + weight), CRT Laboratories, Inc. President, Ken A. LeJeune signed the results of the experiment conducted October 30, 2003. Using a 5/8" impactor, with a 4 lb weight, test results showed SKB's mean failure to occur at 50% greater height than offshore cases. The average height where offshore cases failed was 5.9", versus 8.9" on average for the SKB case. The offshore case measured .085 - .105" thick, while the SKB case measured .095 – .105" thick.
"We have known all along that the quality of our USA made copolymer is far superior to versions used in other cases," acknowledges SKB Founder and President, Dave Sanderson. "Therefore we sought the finest laboratories to conduct tests to provide undisputable evidence to confirm just that. Having to meet the exact durability standards of the U.S. government for our military and industrial cases, we know we have transfer benefits to the music cases that we make, but it is great to have this documented for distributors, dealers and consumers. Based on these results, it is easy to understand why SKB is willing to offer a Lifetime Warranty," continued Sanderson.
Complete test results can be found at www.skbcases.com. Also pick-up a copy of "Seven Things You Should Know", an informative pamphlet describing the durability benefits of SKB cases. You may obtain a copy directly from SKB or copies can be found at leading music retailers who trust the quality of SKB in their own stores.
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