Identification Solutions

Chemical Etching

A chemically etched nameplate is an extremely durable product, with excellent resistance to chemicals and various extreme elements. The etching process removes a layer of the metal, which then allows us to embed the ink/paint into the nameplate in the area that was etched away. This etched area becomes an integral, permanent part of the nameplate. This process is ideal for harsh environments and will last a minimum of 7 years in the field, depending on the conditions, often much longer.

If the ink/paint is somehow removed from an etched nameplate, the data on the plate is still visible in the areas that are etched which extends the life of the nameplate dramatically. This makes this process ideal for some of the most volatile of environments.

Etched Image

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MaterialsStainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Copper
Thickness.016” to .125”
Etch DepthStandard etch: .0015” -.002”
Deep etch: .003”- .004” - up to .008” material permitting
Durability7-year outdoor environment weatherability (even in the harshest of conditions).
ColorsWater based enamel paints, Pantone standard colors and custom color matching
Size24” x 24” Maximum for a single image. However, we can produce multi panel murals, that allows for extremely large images to be reproduced; with a little creativity, our size limitations are endless
End UsesFlow systems, hydraulic systems, meters, pumps, valves, gauges, offshore drilling, vehicles, boats, various heavy industrial applications. Any application that will be exposed to extreme heat or environmental elements