Exceptionally Durable. Widely Specified. Always Readable.
UL labels provide a quick and easy way to communicate that your equipment has been manufactured to the highest standards. As a UL approved supplier, MPC is authorized to reproduce the UL mark on nameplates, labels and tags, decals, signs, made of pressure-sensitive substrates including aluminum, polyester, polycarbonate, vinyl, and others. MPC’s UL labels can contain static and variable copy/data, watermarks and other anti-counterfeit features, and machine-readable barcodes or QR codes for easy access to product certification information.
Manufacturers must choose labels that can withstand exposure to the hazards specified in UL 969. MPC has extensive experience designing and manufacturing nameplates, signs, labels and tags, and other markings in compliance with UL 969 Standards for Marking and Labeling and many other regulatory standards, offering the durability required to remain readable throughout the life of your assets.
Typically constructed of Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum, MPC’s UL labels contain an image that’s sealed inside the anodized aluminum, offering excellent resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemical exposure.
Why Choose MPC’s UL Labels?
- Retains original appearance even under years of exposure to extreme heat, humidity, UV, salt spray, abrasion, industrial solvents, chemicals and more.
- Photosensitive anodized aluminum face stock seals images beneath a sapphire-hard anodic layer.
- Specified for many military standards and aerospace applications.
- Proclaimed as the most durable aluminum substrate by the National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI).
- Skillfully fabricated in our machine and print shops to your design specifications.
- High-performance adhesives and/or holes for mechanical attachment.
- Crisp high-contrast graphics provide excellent resolution on a black or silver background.
|Material:||Photosensitive anodized aluminum .020” or .032” face stock standard (optional thicknesses .003”, .005”, 008”, .012”, .020”, .032”, .063”, .090”, .125”).|
|Finishes:||Matte – Non-reflective w/flat finish; Satin – Lustrous semi-reflective material; #4 – Brushed to resemble a stainless steel finish; Gloss – Highly reflective, mirror-like. Note: #4 starts at .032" thickness; Gloss is available in .020" only.|
|Attachment:||Permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive and/or holes for mechanical attachment.|
|Copy/Graphics:||Many fonts and design elements are available, as well as your company logo.|
|Colors:||Black graphics on silver background or silver graphics on black background; color options available. Note: Colors other than black possess limited UV resistance.|
|Standard Sizes:||Standard and custom sizes up to 24” x 40”.|
|Shipment:||15 working days from receipt of order and approval of artwork. Expedited shipment is available for an additional charge. Foil thicknesses require 15-20 working days.|
Benefits of UL Labels
Manufacturers must comply with a variety of regulations, some of which related to product marking and labeling. UL label standards require labels to withstand exposure to a variety of hazards depending on the label’s purpose and application environment. MPC’s UL labels are a leading choice of manufacturers for a variety of reasons. Here’s a look at a few of the benefits of MPC’s UL labels.
- A UL approved supplier. MPC is a UL approved label supplier. That means MPC is authorized to reproduce the UL mark on a variety of labels, nameplates, and tags made of various substrate materials including aluminum, polyester, polycarbonate, vinyl, and other pressure sensitive substrates. Working with a UL approved supplier ensures that your labels are manufactured to meet UL standards for materials, printing methods and ink, and durability.
- Excellent durability. While all of MPC’s UL label options have been pre-qualified and tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Metalphoto® photosensitive aluminum, a UL approved material, is often the substrate of choice for applications requiring exceptional durability. In tests, Metalphoto exhibited “no softening, staining, or noticeable fade after 24-hour 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.”
- Experience with UL and other regulatory standards. MPC’s engineers will work closely with you to select the substrate, other materials, and design options to ensure compliance with applicable standards while also meeting aesthetic preferences and durability requirements.
Common Use Cases for UL Labels
MPC offers various types of UL labels, such as nameplates, front panels, overlays, decals, labels & tags, and signs. A UL approved supplier of labels constructed of aluminum, polyester, polycarbonate, vinyl, and other pressure sensitive substrates, MPC’s experienced engineers can create a customized UL label design to meet your application’s unique requirements. Here are a few of the many use cases for UL labels.
- Rating plates. Rating plates are used for equipment requiring labels containing rating information, such as weight limits or load ratings, the manufacturer’s information, serial numbers, electrical specifications, and other essential information. For products subject to UL compliance, MPC offers rating plates with applicable UL markings.
- Instructional labels. Instructional labels are used on a variety of equipment and machinery. In many cases, instructional labels are required by regulations and must remain readable throughout the equipment’s useful life, requiring a durable label that can withstand the asset’s typical operating environment. With a variety of durable substrate materials, MPC offers UL instructional labels that are up to the task.
- Safety hazard warnings. Safety hazards are commonplace in many work environments. For applications that require safety hazard labels and markings and are also subject to UL compliance, safety hazard labels and signs with UL markings warn of the risk and also communicate that your equipment meets relevant UL standards.