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Posted on 17 Aug 2020

Chemical Etching on Nameplates

Nameplates are the first impression of a building, office, and house. Chemically etched nameplates are most commonly used in U.K because they are durable as well as they give appealing look to space. Nameplates are generally placed outside in the harsh environment so durable and steady surface is required. Stainless steel and aluminium alloys surfaces are best suited for the rough environment.

Chemical etching is a process, where metal surface or sheet is etched by removing part of it in a controlled environment. It is a permanent process. Enamel paint is used after chemical etching to enhance the finishing and durability. The best quality and accurate products are produced with chemical etching. Complicated images, designs, and patterns can be etched easily with the help of chemical etching. Nameplates can be etched with sharp fonts and numerous writings. Exceptional detailing can be taken care of in chemical etching effortlessly. Furthermore, a wide range of colours is accommodated while etching. 

Chemical etching is a process that is completed in various steps. Heat and force are not required during this process. This helps the chosen materials to retain their original properties. It involves steps like selection, cleaning, laminating, exposing, developing, etching, and stripping to complete the whole etching process.

1. The first step after the selection of metal involves chemically cleaning the material to remove contaminants.

2. Then, lamination is done to form a coating on the metal sheet to safeguard it from etchants and other chemical solutions. Following these steps, the film image is exposed to U.V light.

3. After completing the above-mentioned steps etching is done on metal. Etching speed is set according to the metal used for the product.

4. The photo resist sheet is stripped from the etched sheet after etching. The final product is ready after all these steps. The finishing touch is given to the product during this step and then the product is sent to the inspection department to ensure precision with design.

With the advantages like quick lead time and low production cost, chemical etching is the most recommended process for nameplates. It is a zero-stress process which leaves no husks on the metal. Most precise and accurate results can be achieved with chemical etching. Solutions facilitating value for money are available with us in a wide range. Expert recommendations on size, selection of metal, and other pre-requisites are obtainable on contact.