Metalphoto® UID Labels Earn More Top Scores on U.S. Navy Environmental Survivability Test than Any Other Label Material Evaluated

Horizons Imaging Systems Group Releases Synopsis of U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division's IUID Center Testing That Compares the Durability of 73 IUID Label Materials

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Metalphoto’s durability comes from its photographic image which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemical exposure.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division announced the results of the second phase of its IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Report. Results show that Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum earned more high scores than any other label material evaluated.

The study was commissioned to provide an unbiased, government-sponsored comparison of label materials. A total of 73 label materials were submitted across both study phases. The labels were subjected to 38 laboratory tests designed to simulate desert, marine and submarine operating environments, including weather, impact, abrasion, chemical exposure, high-temperatures and salt-water corrosion.

Overall Metalphoto earned the highest possible score on 32 of 33 tests for which it was evaluated – more top scores than any other material.

Metalphoto’s durability comes from its photographic image which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemical exposure. Its versatility comes from the variety of thickness options (0.003” to 0.125”) and attachment methods (adhesive or mechanical). With an assortment of options, Metalphoto creates a label solution that can be tailored to a variety of military and industrial applications.

For more information about the study, download the synopsis here. For more information about Metalphoto, visit http://www.metalphoto.com. Download the complete IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Reports here: phase one / phase two.

About Metalphoto®:

For over 50 years, industrial and military engineers have specified Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum in applications where permanent product identification is critical. Metalphoto's durability comes from its photographic image which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemical exposure.

Available from 0.003" to 0.125" thick, Metalphoto can be used for a wide variety of applications where permanent identification is critical including barcode labels, nameplates/rating plates, maintenance schematics, machine control panels and signage.

Metalphoto is produced by Horizons Imaging Systems Group, an internationally recognized manufacturer of printable aluminum technologies. Employing a range of processes, the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing lines are located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.


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