The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division announced the results of the second phase of its Item Unique Identification (IUID) Environmental Survivability Testing Report. Results show that the Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum labels submitted by Camcode earned more high scores than any other label material evaluated.
The IUID Environmental Survivability Study was commissioned to provide an unbiased, government-sponsored comparison of UID label materials. The study was conducted in two phases: the first published in August 2011 and the second in September 2012. The second phase was implemented in order to incorporate several new tests and label materials. In particular, adhesion to CARC paint, elevated temperature adhesion, UV exposure, pressure washing and new chemical exposure tests were added in phase two.
Across both phases, 73 label materials were evaluated in 38 simulated operating environments, such as desert, marine and submarine operating environments that included weather, impact, abrasion, chemical exposure, high-temperatures and salt-water corrosion tests. 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. Metalphoto is available in a variety of thickness options (0.003″ to 0.125″) and attachment methods (adhesive or mechanical) to create a label solution that can be tailored to a variety of military and industrial applications.
Camcode offers more permanent and durable label solutions for UID applications than anyone. We’ll help you choose the right UID Labels for your project. We can also help with your UID service needs. From on-site UID label installation and project management to data reconciliation and IUID registration, Camcode is your single source for all your UID, Mil-Std-130 and asset traceability requirements.
For more information about The IUID Environmental Survivability Study, download our white paper here. Download the complete IUID Environmental Survivability Testing Reports here: phase one / phase two.
For over 50 years, industrial and military engineers have specified Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum in applications where permanent product identification is critical. Metalphoto is produced by Horizons Imaging Systems Group, an internationally recognized manufacturer of printable aluminum technologies.