- Written by E&MJ News
Horizons Imaging Systems Group announces DuraBlack, a new CO2 laser-markable aluminum that meets the requirements of MIL-STD-810G for resistance to abrasion, temperature, weather, salt-spray and fluid exposure. The new product was engineered to survive harsh military, industrial and outdoor operating environments without a protective topcoat. According to the supplier, DuraBlack produces a durable, high-resolution white-metallic image on a matte black background when marked with any CO2 laser. The product is composed of a two-part thermoset coating bonded to either 0.005-in.- or 0.020-in.-thick aluminum, enabling attachment to curved or flat surfaces with adhesive, rivets or screws.