Rugged Identification Solutions for Marine Environments
Marine environments are particularly brutal on equipment and their labels. Fading, corrosion and abrasion threaten the readability of identification items; impede safe operation, cost companies downtime, and lead to regulatory fines.
Specified by Huntington Ingalls, NASSCO, Newport News, the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (Marintek), the U.S. Navy, and many others, MPC’s Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum has been the material of choice for more than 50 years for items like load charts, control panel faceplates, component labels, and other durable product and process identification in marine environments.
Metalphoto parts are seaworthy enough to be used for the following marine applications:
- cargo & tanker vessels
- commercial vessels
- electric boats (submarines)
- military vessels
- mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs)
- private vessels
Find The Ideal Identification Products For Your Application
Explore our wide range of durable identification products, custom designed for your project, application or organization. Our product development team is on standby to design and build your perfect identification solution.
Specialized Material Options for Your Application
Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:
- Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
- Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
- Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
- Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
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20 Years with No Problems
LeBlond Ltd. has been using Metalphoto of Cincinnati for at least 20 years with no problems. I never worry about the quality of product. We always receive competitive pricing and on-time delivery.
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