Refer to these material data sheets for nameplates and graphic overlays – and other graphic solutions – as a helpful resource when teaming with NFI.

Nameplates for Industry offers you a wide variety of materials to choose from, insuring that you will satisfy your design requirements for quality, durability, and functionality of your nameplates, faceplates, membrane switches, graphic overlays and decals.

Polycarbonate, also known as Lexan (for nameplates, graphic overlays and UL Markings):

  • Available in textured, matte, glossy and hardcoated finishes.
  • Certain polycarbonates have enhanced UV weathering resistant properties (excellent for outdoor use).
  • Flame-retardant grades available in clear and black.
  • Available in thickness ranges from .005″ to .030″.
  • Polycarbonate products
    • 8B35 (Textured)
    • 8010 (Gloss)
    • FR65 (Flame-Retardant)
    • Lexan HP-XX (Hardcoated)
    • Dura-go Polycarbonate
    • Makrofol UV-1 Polycarbonate (Weatherable enhanced)

Polyester, also known as PET (for graphic overlays, membrane switch keypads, and nameplates):

  • Gloss levels ranging from gloss, matte and velvet.
  • Typical thicknesses: .005″, .007″ and .010″.
  • Available with UV-inhibitors to protect the material from “yellowing” with extended UV exposure.
  • Available in heat-stabilized versions for printing membrane switch circuitry
  • Available with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection (Autotex AM) that inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria that produce staining, odors and product degradation.
  • Polyester Products
    • Protek Textured Polyester
    • Marnot Clear Polyester
    • Marnot Matte Polyester
    • Dura-Go Gloss Polyester
    • Melinex ST505 Heat Stabilized

PVC, also known as Rigid Vinyl (for nameplates, domed nameplates, UL Markings, plastic cards and templates):

  • Available in textured, matte, and glossy finishes.
  • Available in clear, white, silver, gold and colors.
  • Low cost option to Polycarbonate and Polyester.
  • Not intended for extended outdoor exposure.
  • Available in thickness ranges from .010″ to .030″.
  • PVC products
    • Dura-Go white rigid matte vinyl
    • Dura-Go textured clear vinyl

Polyester label stock, also known as Mylar®: (for Decals, Variable Data Labels and UL Markings)

  • Offers superior temperature and chemical resistance. Service temp range is -40°F to +302°F
  • Often is over-laminated with a 1-mil gloss, matte or UV blocking gloss over laminate for protection of the graphics
  • Polyester label stock products
    • Dura-Go White Polyester
    • Dura-Go White Polyester with 3M 350 adhesive
    • Dura-Go Bright Sliver Polyester
    • Dura-Go Bright Silver Polyester with 3M 350 adhesive
    • Dura-Go Transparent Polyester
    • 3M Imprintable PET white and silver

Vinyl label and decal stock:

  • Well-suited for outdoor applications and curved surfaces.
  • Typical service temperature range is -40°F to +176°
  • Easily cut to custom shapes, letters and designs.
  • Vinyl products
  • Dura-Go 4mil White Vinyl
  • CV20 Cast Vinyl
  • 3M Destructible White Vinyl

Foil stock:

  • Thin gauge durable aluminum for indoor and outdoor use.
  • 3M 320 adhesive backed, ideal for applying to HSE and LSE surfaces.
  • Debossable surface with pen or typewriter for serial numbers, dates, part numbers, etc.
  • UL approved.
  • 3M 7940 matte aluminum foil

Overlaminating Films

  • Flexcon Clear Gloss Polyester Overlaminating Film
  • Flexcon Clear Matte Polyester Overlaminating Film
  • 3M Clear UV Resistant Gloss Polyester Overlaminating Film

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives:

  • 3M 220 (3M9502 and 3M9505)
    • Our most popular Adhesive system for long term bonding solutions. Comparable economical alternative to 467/468
    • Ideal for adhesion to high surface energy (HSE) materials (aluminum, steel, polycarbonate, polyester, ABS, nylon, etc.) Not recommended for LSE or powder coat surfaces.
    • Available in thicknesses .002″ and .005″. Use the thicker version (.005″) for textured surfaces
    • Service temperature range: -31°F to +250°F for prolonged periods and +350°F for short periods.
    • Excellent environmental, temperature, chemical and humidity resistance
    • UL-969 Approved
  • 3M 200MP (467MP and 468MP) High Performance Adhesives
    • Ideal for adhesion to high surface energy (HSE) materials (aluminum, steel, polycarbonate, polyester, ABS, nylon, etc.) Not recommended for LSE or powder coat surfaces.
    • Available in thicknesses .002″ and .005″. Use the thicker version (.005″) for textured surfaces
    • Service temperature range: -31°F to +300°F for prolonged periods and +400°F for short periods.
    • Excellent environmental, temperature, chemical and humidity resistance
  • 3M 300 High Strength Adhesives (9471 and 9472)
    • Excellent for adhesion to low surface energy (LSE) surfaces – powder coated paint, polypropylene and polystyrene.
    • Available thicknesses .002″, .0035, and .005″. Use the thicker version (.005″) for textured surfaces
    • Service temperature range: -40°F to +200°F for prolonged periods and +300°F for short periods
    • Excellent environmental, temperature, chemical and humidity resistance
  • NFI Printed Adhesive
    • Excellent for adhesion to low surface energy (LSE) surfaces – powder coated paint, polypropylene and polystyrene.
    • Can be selectively applied around window areas and buttons.
    • UL-969 Approved.
  • Optically Clear Adhesive
    • Offers a distortion free adhesive surface.
    • Excellent for application where superior clarity is required.

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