Metalphoto Performance Properties

Characteristic Result
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 Standard Metalphoto readable up to 500°F, Image Intensified Metalphoto readable up to 800°F. Both tested for a 24-hour oven exposure. Inquire for heat resistance up to 1,000°F with Extra High Temperature (XHT) treatment.
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.

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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