These look very similar to flexible panels, their advantages are that they withstand more heat and have a harder surface. The disadvantages are that they cost more and are brittle and prone to cracking.
The ultimate in data plates, strong, durable and resistant to heat and chemicals, not to mention that they look great too. Widely used in the food and marine industries. Can be laser or chemically etched.
Special engraving laminates can offer a good alternative to brushed stainless steel, brushed brass and anodised aluminium. They look very similar but they do not offer the same resistance as stainless steel so ensure that they are suited to your application.