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Material Choices

As a full-service supplier of membrane switch panels, front panels, graphic overlays and labels, Technigraphics offers you a wide variety of materials to choose from, insuring that you will satisfy your design requirements for quality, durability, and functionality.

Polyester, also known as PET (for graphic overlays, membrane keypad overlays, and labels):

Polycarbonate, also known as PC (labels and graphic overlays):

  • Available in textured, matte, and glossy finishes
  • Certain polycarbonates have UV weathering resistant properties
  • Flame-retardant grades available in clear and black with textures including: polished, matte or velvet.
  • Available in thickness ranges from .005" to .030".
  • Sabic Polycarbonate
  • Dura-go Polycarbonate
  • Row-tec Polycarbonate

Polyester label stock:

Vinyl label stock:

Overlaminating Films

Metalphoto Anodized Aluminum:

  • Very economical for prototypes and short runs due to minimal setup time required to process
  • Ideal choice for durable UID nameplates and UID labels.
  • Design flexibility with 4 cosmetic finishes, 9 material thickness options, and the option to add color
  • Adds chemical durability to your product. Metalphoto resists harsh chemicals, salt spray, solvents, acids and bases
  • Enhances the weatherability of your product. Metalphoto resists heat, humidity, moisture & UV effects of sunlight.
  • Click here for more information on the performance characteristics of finished Metalphoto parts.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives:

  • 3M 200MP High Performance Adhesives (467MP and 468MP)
    • Ideal for adhesion to high surface energy (HSE) materials (aluminum, steel, polycarbonate, polyester, ABS, nylon, etc.)
    • One of the most widely used adhesives in the membrane switch, and graphic product identification industries
    • 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 300LSE High Strength Adhesives (9471LE and 9472LE)
    • Excellent for adhesion low surface energy (LSE) plastics (powder coated paint, polypropylene, . Also good for bonding to powder coated surfaces
    • 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

Components

  LEDs

  Housings (Used in conjunction with Pins)

  Connector Pins

  Metal Domes

  Fasteners

3M Display Protection Films

3M Light Control Films & Privacy Filters

3M Brightness Enhancement Films

 

 
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