When to use Metalphoto

Weather/UV Resistance

A 400 hour Weatherometer Test GG-P-455P, which is the estimated equivalent to 20 years of outdoor exposure, had no affect on Metalphoto.

Abrasion Resistance

7000 cycles on a Taber Abraser with a CS17 wheel, a total of 1000 gm. load, only resulted in a slight dulling of Metalphoto’s surface; the image was not affected.

Temperature 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.

Corrosion Resistance

Exposure to 5% salt spray as 95°F for 700 hours had no effect on Metalphoto.

Chemical Resistance

Metalphoto was immersed in a full battery of chemicals at different temperatures for different lengths of time, all with little to no effect.
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For over 60 years, engineers have trusted Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum for extremely durable equipment and process identification items installed in demanding operating environments.

When your application calls for a material that will remain legible through the harshest of environments, Metalphoto is your go-to material. These industries all trust Metalphoto for their critical identification applications:

Defence & Aerospace
Metalphoto Provides a Durable Identification Solution
The Intelligent Metalphoto VIN Tag
Durable Identification for any Industry Applications