US Federal Government Plates and Foils, Photographic (Photosensitive, Anodized Aluminum)
US Dept. of Defense Identification of Equipment; Type G – Foil Type H – Plate
US Dept. of Defense Department of Defense Commercial Item Description – Identification Plate
NASA, Johnson Space Center Texas Space Station Inventory Management System Bar Code Label Requirements and Specification
US Dept. of Defense Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property
US Dept. of Defense Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys Type II Class 1 (unprocessed or clear) Class 2 (processed)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Federal Specification, Aluminum 1100 Plate and Sheet (superceded by ASTM B209-10)
US Dept. of Defense General Specification for Plates; Identification or Instruction, Metal Foil, Adhesive Backed
US Dept. of Defense Military Standard Practice – Marking of Electronic Items
US Dept. of Defense Plate Identification, Instruction and Marking, Blank
US Dept. of Defense Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Barcoding
US Dept. of Defense Aluminum Foil (annealed only)
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Material Specification
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company Boeing Process Specification – Fabrication of Aluminum for Markers, Instrument Panels, Drawer Front Panels and Fabrication of Metal and Plastic Appliques
Honeywell, Inc. Satellite Systems Operations Metalphoto approved for use on Space Station
Lockheed Martin Fabrication of UID Nameplates for Aircraft Items
Northrup Grumman Northrup Grumman Standard
Sikorski Sikorski Processing Specification
BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification – Aluminum Material for Nameplates and Foil Labels
BF Goodrich Goodrich Specification
ASTM Standard Practices Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Sheet and Plate
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Special requirements for Crew Interface Labels on the International Space Station, Stephen Gray & Fernando Ramos – Boeing
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling Systems
Dept. of Navy Navy Lab Evaluation of label plate materials and attachment methods considered for use on LPD-17
EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) RoHS Certification
Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Canadian approval for adhesive-backed Metalphoto products
Pacific Biolabs Steam Sterilization Validation
US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division Evaluation of label materials marked with Item Unique Identification (IUID)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Marking and Labeling System Material Component (File # MH17767)
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 No legibility loss or degradation when subjected to 1,000°F.
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.


Details the composition, features, benefits, characteristics and technical specifications of Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum.
Guide to selecting the right attachment method for your Metalphoto product.
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.
The Engineering and Specification Guide contains information to help engineers specify and use Metalphoto for a variety of identification purposes.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the transportation industry.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the heavy equipment industry.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the energy industry.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the shipbuilding and marine industry.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the aerospace industry.
Data sheet detailing Metalphoto's use in the defense industry.
Webinar presentation testing the durability of Metalphoto versus several competitors through several destructive tests.
Overview of Metalphoto applications and options

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.

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