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Our outdoor signs at the Majorstuen Metro station, Oslo, Norway
Our outdoor/tunnel PL-Signs - 6 years in real-life application outdoor conditions

The Norwegian  standardisation organisation has released information on a new standard for escape markings in buildings (Norwegian only)

IMO 752(18) layout of LLL and examples of mounting signs and Low Location Lighting systems

John Glenn escaping the space shuttle trainer where our photoluminescent paints are used.
Use of our products in the space-shuttle trainers

Evacuating public transportation tunnels
Demonstration of possible uses of SWGS in public transportation tunnels

Animations of our products used in tunnels
Animation of possible application of photo luminescent products in tunnels (road)


Safety Way Guidance Systems (SWGS) for land, sea and air

Use of photoluminescent painting in a stair-caseMetal Safe Sign offers cost-effective passive safety way guidance systems (SWGS) according to ISO 16069 / DIN 67510 Part III / ANSI Store order # X173390. These are now approved as standards and have taken effect world wide for all bed-buildings, hotels and all other buildings where the public has free access. (Learn more)

All our products are based on Strontium Aluminate pigments fulfilling all necessary international regulations and requirements. Our products are for use in industry, office-buildings, hotels, the space shuttle trainers, Lockheed Martin Technical Systems, ships, offshore-installations, railway- and subway-tunnels. We strive for delivering the highest quality possible at the lowest prices. Contact us for prices and qualities, and you will see that we are more than competitive compared to other suppliers.


Third generation Photoluminescent paint now available: Re-Light (read more)
Metal Safe Sign's third generation high-quality photoluminescent paint is now available for our customers. This is a new development based on the high performance MSS-strontium aluminate pigments and a new, high tech epoxy binder. The binder system contains no solvents or allergenic components and has very good adhesion to most common building materials. Ideal for LLL in crew quarters, engine rooms, public buildings, tunnels and other enclosed areas. The EG 75 will glow with a strength of 600 millicandela/m2 after 10 minutes when fully charged with 1000 Lux and be visible in a dark room for more than 100 hours if applied in thicker layers (>1 kg/m2 ) (Read more)

Photoluminescent Ceramic tiles (read more)
MSS has developed a new product: photoluminescent ceramic tiles for use in connection to floors, walls and ceilings where the use of paint, low location strips or other is not feasible. (Read more)

Photoluminescent emergency and guidance signs (read more)
We offer a wide range of photoluminescent (PL)-signs. All of our signs are produced on 0,68 mm white-enameled recycled aluminum, but may on demand be produced on PVC. All symbols on our signs are made according to ISO, NS and IMO-regulations (customization of signs is possible). Our signs provide escapees and others long and strong afterglow-effects making wayfinding in the dark easy. (Read more)

Water penetration in photoluminescent products (read more)
Metal Safe Sign has developed a new pigment that prevents water penetration (in e.g. humid and damp areas like tunnels etc), thus avoiding de-lamination of PL-signs & LLL-products often found in most of the available photoluminescent signs, paints etc on the market. Metal Safe Sign uses these pigments in our brand new “Safety Way Guidance System” products, produced with our “Encapsulated, Strontium Aluminate, Phosphorescent Pigments.” The pigment has our highest afterglow properties! (Read more)

Services: Developing and revising fire control, safety plans and restrictive area plans according to the ISPS code (read more)
Our business
associate have delivered new Fire Control and Safety Plans, Emergency Plans and Squat diagrams to the complete fleet of Bergesen d.y. ASA . Other customers in Norway are: Westfal-Larsen, Jo Tankers, Kr.G.Jebsen, Star Shipping and others. In Singapore you will find Masterbulk and Anglo Eastern in our business associate's portfolio. All according to the latest IMO and SOLAS regulations. (Read more)

Did you know?
How to compare test-results from suppliers of photoluminescent products
Metal Safe Sign makes products for real-life applications, not for laboratory tests. We therefore test our products in normal lighting conditions (e.g. 25 lux) in order to make sure our products still pass the necessary requirements for saving lives. Ask other suppliers of the same and ask for their measurements at normal light instead of 1000 lux which is done in the DIN 67510 measurements (the 1000 lux measurements are usually the test-results one receives). 

Our test-results
Control in accordance with ISO 15370:2001 Annex A. Illumination for 24 hours 25 lux (real-life light). Complete darkness and reading after 10 and 60 minutes.
Please note: Only 25 lux charging light, and not 1000 lux (DIN 67510) like so many other companies' use! MSS makes products for real-life applications - not laboratory tests.

25 lux

After 10 minutes After 60 minutes
Measured results: 136 mcd/m2 42 mcd/m2

Test according to DIN 67510:1992. The following measuring results were achieved:

1000 lux

After 10 minutes After 60 minutes
Measured results: 730,0 mcd/m2 100,0 mcd/m2
Requirements: 22,5 mcd/m2 3,0 mcd/m2

All our products have passed Fire Test Procedure Code - 2 and 5 necessary for wall and bulkhead mounting in escape routes in enclosed areas. When comparing measuring and test results from other suppliers, ALWAYS ask them what their tests are based on! Test results should reflect the actual conditions where the products are to be used, and not optimal laboratory conditions (contact us for more information). (You will find more test results here).



Contact information:

Metal Safe Sign International
Tel: 00-47-92067930

Responsible for all content on MSS web-pages:
Mr. Arve Heggem