Engraved Phenolic Nameplate Specifications

Nameplates are fabricated from .062″ or .125″ thick phenolic sheets (also known as Lamicoid, Lamacoid, Melamine, Bakelite, and Norplex Micarta) in rectangular or square shapes. The 0.125″ thickness is recommended for most applications.

Lettering is added by mechanically cutting away the top layer, exposing the next layer which is a contrasting color. This results in permanent lettering which can not be rubbed off.

The manufacturer of the phenolic engraving material describes it as follows:

  High pressure, multi-layer laminate material
  Rigid thermoset material
  Conforms to military specification #LP387A, type N.D.P.,LP509
  Conforms to military specification ASTM D 709
  Fire resistant
  Stands up well to many solvents
  Electrically non-conductive
  Recommended for use where electrical inulation is required
  Abrasion and scratch resistant
  Easily cleaned

C&M Engraved Acrylic Plastic Nameplate Specification

Nameplates are fabricated from .062″ or .125″ thick, 2 ply laminated acrylic sheet, in rectangular or square shapes. The .062″ thick size is used for most applications. Nameplates are either drilled for screw mounting or have adhesive back.

Lettering is added by mechanically cutting away the top layer, exposing the center layer which is a contrasting color. This results in permanent lettering which can’t be rubbed off.

Normally used when electrical conductivity, heat, and chemical resistance are not issues.