Metalphoto® Performance Properties and Durability Characteristics

The table below is intended to provide an overview of label performance. Refer to the durability characteristics presented lower on this page for additional details or contact us to discuss your specific bar code label, asset tag or UID label application.

Ratings Key
  • Excellent Choice Excellent Choice
  • Good Choice Good Choice
  • Not Recommended Not Recommended
Metalphoto Photo-Anodized Aluminum Performance Properties
Camcode® Product Choice
Standard Processing
(Image Intensified)
Metalphoto XHT Metalphoto with Teflon
Environmental and Physical Resistance UV Light:400 Hour QUV Weatherometer Exposure Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Heat (°F / °C) Excellent Choice
650°F / 343°C
Excellent Choice
1200°F / 649°C
Good Choice
Up to 500°F / 260°C See Detail Below
Humidity Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Salt Spray:5% NaCl solution at 90F for 700 hours Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Abrasion:Taber abraser, 1000g Load, 7000 Cycles, CS17 Wheel Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Not Recommended
Not RecommendedTeflon Loss, Image OK
Paint Shedding Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Excellent Choice
Excellent ChoiceSee Detail Below
Chemical Resistance Organic Solvents:Extended immersion in alcohol, JP-4 jet fuel, hydraulic fluid, MEK and other organic solvents Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Acid Solutions:24 hour room temperature immersion in 3% solutions of nitric acid, sulfuric acid and ferric chloride Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Base Solutions:24 hour room temperature immersion in 3% solution of Clorox bleach Good Choice
Good Choice
Good Choice
Good Choice
Excellent Choice
Excellent Choice
Strong Alkalies:24 hour room temperature immersion in 3% solutions of sodium and ammonium hydroxide Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Not Recommended
Excellent Choice
Excellent ChoiceSee Detail Below
Note: Users must test products in the environment in which they are expected to function. ISG does not warrant the performance of its products in untested applications.

 

Metalphoto Durability Characteristics (Image Intensified)

Specific CharacteristicTest ConditionEffect
Exterior Exposure Black and silver image exceeds 400 hr. Weatherometer Test GG-P-455b, estimated equivalent to 20 yr. exposure No Effect
Abrasion Resistance Taber Abraser with CS17 wheel, a total of 1000 gm. load, 7000 cycles Slight dulling of surface
Temperature Resistance   650 F°
Salt Spray 5% at 95 F for 700 hrs.° No Corrosion
Chemical Resistance    
MIl-S-3136 111 Hydrocarbon Fluid 1 hr. immersion No Effect
MIL-L-5161C-Turbine and jet engine fuel 1 hr. immersion No Effect
JP-4 Fuel 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Kerosene 12 hr. immersion No Effect
Skydrol (Hydraulic Fluid) 24 hr. immersion, at both room temperature and boiling point. No Effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Ethyl Acetate 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Xylol 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Heptane 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Ethyl Alcohol 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Ferric Chloride 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion No Effect
Ammonium Hydroxide 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion Slight dulling
MIL-P-21563 soap solution 16 hr. immersion No Effect
MIL-C-25179 AIN in heptane 25% solution, 1 min. immersion (cleaning solution) No Effect
Sulfuric Acid 10% solution, 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Phosphoric Acid 1% solution, 12 hr. immersion No Effect
Nitric Acid 3% solution, 72 hr. immersion No Effect
TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) 1% solution, 40 hr. immersion No Effect
Sodium Hydroxide 1% solution, 1 hr. immersion Not Recommended (surface attack)

 

 

Metalphoto Durability Characteristics for XHT

Specific CharacteristicTest ConditionEffect
Exterior Exposure Black and silver image exceeds 400 hr. Weatherometer Test GG-P-455b, estimated equivalent to 20 yr. exposure No Effect
Abrasion Resistance Taber Abraser with CS17 wheel, a total of 1000 gm. load, 7000 cycles Slight dulling of surface
Temperature Resistance   1200 F°
Salt Spray 5% at 95 F for 700 hrs.° No Corrosion
Chemical Resistance    
MIl-S-3136 111 Hydrocarbon Fluid 1 hr. immersion No Effect
MIL-L-5161C-Turbine and jet engine fuel 1 hr. immersion No Effect
JP-4 Fuel 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Kerosene 12 hr. immersion No Effect
Skydrol (Hydraulic Fluid) 24 hr. immersion, at both room temperature and boiling point. No Effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Ethyl Acetate 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Xylol 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Heptane 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Ethyl Alcohol 72 hr. immersion No Effect
Ferric Chloride 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion No Effect
Ammonium Hydroxide 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion Slight dulling
MIL-P-21563 soap solution 16 hr. immersion No Effect
MIL-C-25179 AIN in heptane 25% solution, 1 min. immersion (cleaning solution) No Effect
Sulfuric Acid 10% solution, 24 hr. immersion No Effect
Phosphoric Acid 1% solution, 12 hr. immersion No Effect
Nitric Acid 3% solution, 72 hr. immersion No Effect
TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) 1% solution, 40 hr. immersion No Effect
Sodium Hydroxide 1% solution, 1 hr. immersion Not Recommended (surface attack)

 

 

Metalphoto Durability Characteristics For Laminated Teflon And Fused Teflon

Specific CharacteristicTest ConditionEFFECT Laminated Teflon® FEP***EFFECT Fused Teflon® PTFEEFFECT Fused Teflon® FEP***
Exterior Exposure Black and silver image exceeds 400 hr. Weatherometer Test GG-P-455b, estimated equivalent to 20 yr. exposure No Effect No Effect No Effect
Abrasion Resistance Taber Abraser with CS17 wheel, a total of 1000 gm. load, 7000 cycles Not Recommended Teflon Loss - Image OK Not Recommended Teflon Loss - Image OK Not Recommended Teflon Loss - Image OK
Paint Shedding   Excellent Excellent We Recommend Testing in Your Application
Temperature Resistance   300°F 500°F 400°F
Salt Spray 5% at 95 F for 700 hrs.° No Corrosion No Corrosion No Corrosion
Chemical Resistance        
MIl-S-3136 111 Hydrocarbon Fluid 1 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
MIL-L-5161C-Turbine and jet engine fuel 1 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
JP-4 Fuel 72 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Kerosene 12 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Skydrol (Hydraulic Fluid) 24 hr. immersion, at both room temperature and boiling point. No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) 24 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Ethyl Acetate 24 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Xylol 72 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Heptane 72 hr. immersion No Effect** No Effect No Effect
Ethyl Alcohol 72 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
Ferric Chloride 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
Ammonium Hydroxide 10% solution, 16 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
MIL-P-21563 soap solution 16 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
MIL-C-25179 AIN in heptane 25% solution, 1 min. immersion (cleaning solution) No Effect No Effect No Effect
Sulfuric Acid 10% solution, 24 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
Phosphoric Acid 1% solution, 12 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
Nitric Acid 3% solution, 72 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) 1% solution, 40 hr. immersion No Effect No Effect No Effect
Sodium Hydroxide 1% solution, 1 hr. immersion No Effect* No Effect* No Effect*

*Top Surface Only - will react with exposed edge.
**Top Surface Only - exposed adhesive edges may soften or swell.
***FEP should not be used in place of PTFE in applications where the label is exposed to high levels of radiation (>0.2 Mrad).
Note: Users must test Metalphoto products in the specic environment anticipated. Camcode does not warrant performance of its materials in any environment.