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Click to downloadMIL-A-8625F Amendment 1

US Dept. of Defense Anodizing amendment for Photosensitized (identification) nameplates  
Click to downloadMIL-P-6906B US Dept. of Defense General specification for identification plates for aircraft instruments, accessories, major structural assemblies and aircraft equipment.  
Click to downloadFederal Specification GGP-455B(3) US Federal Government Plates and Foils, Photographic (Photosensitive, Anodized Aluminum)  
Click to downloadMIL-DTL-15024F US Dept. of Defense Identification of Equipment; Type G – Foil Type H – Plate  
Click to downloadA-A-50271 Class 2-Composition C US Dept. of Defense Department of Defense Commercial Item Description – Identification Plate  
Click to downloadSSP 50007 NASA, Johnson Space Center Texas Space Station Inventory Management System Bar Code Label Requirements and Specification  
Click to downloadMIL-STD-130 US Dept. of Defense Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property  
Click to downloadMIL-A-8625F US Dept. of Defense Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear) Class 2 (processed)  
Click to downloadSAE AMS-QQ-A-250/1 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Federal Specification, Aluminum 1100 Plate and Sheet (superceded by ASTM B209-10)  
Click to downloadMIL-DTL-19834C US Dept. of Defense General Specification for Plates; Identification or Instruction, Metal Foil, Adhesive Backed  
Click to downloadMIL-STD-13231 US Dept. of Defense Military Standard Practice – Marking of Electronic Items  
Click to downloadMIL-P-514D US Dept. of Defense Plate Identification, Instruction and Marking, Blank  
Click to downloadMIL-PRF-61002 US Dept. of Defense Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Barcoding  
Click to downloadNSA-2B US Dept. of Defense Aluminum Foil (annealed only)
BMS-26J Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Material Specification
BAC5875 Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Process Specification – Fabrication of Aluminum for Markers, Instrument Panels, Drawer Front Panels and Fabrication of Metal and Plastic Appliques
Memorandum A3-J024-M-9501786, Laboratory Case 161311 Honeywell, Inc. Satellite Systems Operations Metalphoto approved for use on Space Station
LMA-PN010 Lockheed Martin Fabrication of UID Nameplates for Aircraft Items
GA105G Northrup Grumman Northrup Grumman Standard
SS9048-R08 Sikorski Sikorski Processing Specification
LGMS 3001 BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification – Aluminum Material for Nameplates and Foil Labels
SMT0022 BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification
CMS6800 UTC Aerospace Systems/Hamilton Sundstrand Metalphoto Photosensitive Anodized Aluminum is approved for UTC Aerospace specification CMS6800 for durable plate and foil labels.
Click to downloadASTM B209-10 ASTM Standard Practices Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Sheet and Plate  
Click to downloadTechnical Paper Series 2000-01-2437 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Special requirements for Crew Interface Labels on the International Space Station, Stephen Gray & Fernando Ramos – Boeing  
Click to downloadStandard UL 969 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling Systems  
Click to downloadEC 1907/2006 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) REACH Certification  
Click to downloadCARDIVNSWC-TR-62-00-05 Dept. of Navy Navy Lab Evaluation of label plate materials and attachment methods considered for use on LPD-17  
Click to downloadRoHS Certification EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) RoHS Certification  
Click to downloadCSA Approval Doc. 1 | Doc. 2 Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Canadian approval for adhesive-backed Metalphoto products  
Click to downloadAAMI/CDV-1 ST79:2010/A2.06 Pacific Biolabs Steam Sterilization Validation  
Click to downloadUL PGGU2 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling System Material Component (File # MH17767)  
Click to downloadIUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division Evaluation of label materials marked with Item Unique Identification (IUID)  
Click to downloadA-A-50271 (~MIL-P-514D) Detroit Testing Laboratory Certification to specification

Performance Properties

Abrasion Resistance No pronounced image loss, degradation or reduced readability after 7,000 cycles on an abrading wheel.
Acid Corrosion No deterioration or image degradation after 24 hours in 3% nitric acid.
Heat Resistance Standard Metalphoto readable up to 500°F, Image Intensified Metalphoto readable up to 800°F. Both tested for a 24-hour oven exposure. Inquire for heat resistance up to 1,000°F with Extra High Temperature (XHT) treatment.
Salt Spray Corrosion No deleterious effect after a 720-hr salt spray (fog) test. 2,6 “Very Good” corrosion resistance after 113 days seawater exposure.
Accelerated Light and Weather Resistance No pronounced deterioration of legibility after 400-hr carbon arc weatherometer exposure. (Estimated 20+ year outdoor life)
Accelerated Oxygen Aging No discoloration or fading after 96-hr/300 psi/ 70°C oxygen bomb aging.
Stain Resistance No black fading when plates are exposed to tincture of iodine.
Cleaning Resistance No deleterious effects when tested with alkaline cleaners (MILC-87937 or equivalent) for aircraft surfaces.
Low Temperature Resistance No deleterious effect or image fade after 1 hour at -50°F. No impairment of legibility upon exposure at -67°F.
Organic Solvent Resistance No softening, staining or noticeable fade after 24-hr exposure to:
JP-4 fuel, Gasoline, Mineral Spirits, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Turpentine, Turbine & Jet Fuel, Kerosene, Xylol, Acetone, Toluol, Heptane, Trichlorethylene, MIL-H-5606 Hydraulic Fluid and MIL-L-7808 Jet Engine Oil.
Fungus Resistance Visual reading of “0” per ASTM-G21.
Thermal Shock No deterioration after 3 cycles between -65°C and 125°C
Moisture Resistance No deterioration after 10 humidity cycles per MIL-STD-202, method 106.


Click to downloadMetalphoto Data Sheet Details the composition, features, benefits, characteristics and technical specifications of Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto Attachment Guide Guide to selecting the right attachment method for your Metalphoto product.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto On-site Processing Metalphoto can be produced at your location where and when needed or purchased from worldwide network of approved suppliers. This data sheet describes the advantages of processing on-site and the different systems available based on volume requirements.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto Sustainability Sheet For over 50 years, engineers have trusted Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum because of its exceptional durability. What you may not know is that the Metalphoto Processing System is designed for reduced environmental impact. This Data Sheet goes through the environmental benefits of the Metalphoto.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto Engineering and Specifications Guide The Engineering and Specification Guide contains information to help engineers specify and use Metalphoto for a variety of identification purposes.
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Photographic Reproduction Two Cleveland companies join forces to recognize renovation of historic building and replace low-quality photographic reproductions with high-resolution Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto vs. Etched Stainless Steel White Paper Etched and filled stainless steel underperforms Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum in select applications.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto NADCAP Exemption White Paper Metalphoto has been exempted from NADCAP AC7108 by several aerospace Primes and Suppliers. This explains why Metalphoto has been exempted & why it is important for others to exempt Metalphoto from NADCAP.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto IUID Environmental Survivability Test White Paper This US Navy study shows Metalphoto labels to have outstanding durability and versatility for permanent asset identification & tracking.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto Medical White Paper Metalphoto is proven to withstand multiple sterilization cycles & not fade or harbor bacteria as per ANSI/AAMI ST79 steam sterilization & sterility assurance.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Architectural Signage Award-winning Mariemont School Foundation chose Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum for permanent images to last a lifetime.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Transportation A leading manufacturer of tractor trailers and shipping containers found that nameplates made of Metalphoto have greater durability and legibility than etched stainless steel at a fraction of the price.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Marine & Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Seatrax, a leading offshore crane manufacturer, chose Metalphoto for extreme durability and fast turnaround on permanent labels and markings.
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Transportation Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the transportation industry.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Heavy Equipment Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the heavy equipment industry.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Energy Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the energy industry.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Shipbuilding & Marine Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the shipbuilding and marine industry.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Aerospace Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the aerospace industry.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto for Defense Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the defense industry.
Click to downloadDestructive Nameplate Testing: Will It Read? Webinar presentation testing the durability of Metalphoto versus several competitors through several destructive tests.  
Click to downloadMetalphoto Road Show Presentation Overview of Metalphoto applications and options