Anodized aluminum is well-suited for permanent product marking in rugged and high use environments. Drake anodized aluminum product marking solutions are designed to endure the effects of sunlight, high temperatures, cleaning solvents, salt and abrasives. Drake anodized aluminum tags and labels are available in thickness from .003″ to .032″ and can be printed and die cut to customer design. Multiple color printing is available. Attachment to the product can be adhesive or rivet. Drake anodized aluminum product marking solutions can be found in industries such as aerospace/NASA, avionics, consumer electronics, government, industrial/manufacturing, military, oceanic/nautical and oil/gas.
Common uses include:
Use these general guidelines below to achieve the desired visual effect and durability for your label. Contact Drake for detailed specifications.
|Physical properties for anodized aluminum labels, plates & tags|
|Suitable for Compound Curved Surfaces||No|
|Suitable for Flat and Curved Surfaces||Flat Surfaces|
|High Temperature Resistance||Yes|
|Chemical and Solvent Resistance**||Excellent (see Metalphoto®)|
|Production information for anodized aluminum labels, plates & tags|
|Available thickness||.003″ to .032″|
Die cut to customer design (waste material removed)
|Printing colors||White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black (other colors available)|
|Interior cutout size and shape||Any|
|Clear windows size and shape||N/A|
|Stamp on surface||Yes (.020 or above)|
|Serial and variable data**||No (see Metalphoto®)|
|Barcodes**||No (see Metalphoto®)|
|Meets military standards||Mil-P-15024F & Mil-P-19834B, types I & II|
|UL PGDQ2||Component – marking and labeling systems file# (MH 14125 R)|
|Product attachment options for anodized aluminum labels, plates & tags|
|Rivet||Yes (holes drilled)|
|Pressure sensitive Acrylic HSE (DI 907)||2 mil|
|Pressure sensitive Acrylic LSE (DI 908)||3.5 mil|
|Pressure sensitive acrylic HSE (DI 901)||5 mil|
|Other adhesives available|
Proper adhesive should be chosen based on the specific application. Contact Drake for more information and recommendations.
**For Barcode, Serial and Variable data and the highest chemical and solvent resistance needs we recommend the Metalphoto® process for photo sensitive anodized aluminum.