Plastic Overlays for Control Panels and Front Panels

Durable and Cost-Effective Control Panel Overlays

MPC’s plastic front panel overlays are a popular choice for a multitude of machinery and equipment applications that require a durable and lightweight alternative to heavy metal front panel overlays. Our plastic instrument and control panel overlays are ideally suited for heavy and light industrial and electronic applications, serving both a decorative and functional role in the machine-user interface.

Why Choose MPC’s Plastic Overlays?

  • A durable, lightweight, and cost-effective alternative to metal.
  • Resists machine and tool impacts, and will not shrink or stretch with temperature changes.
  • Provides moderate resistance to abrasion, chemicals, stains and extreme temperatures.
  • Printing via spot-color or full-color imaging using digital or screen-printing processes.
  • Embellishment with dead front images, white front images, transparent windows, and selective printed textures, providing the widest range of graphic expression.
  • MPC’s advanced fabrication capabilities reduce your lead time and costly tooling charges.

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Plastic Control Panel and Front Panel Overlay Choices

  • Polyester Overlays

    Polyester Overlays

    High tensile strength makes it ideally suited for printing and die-cutting. Designed to be applied to a support panel of a piece of equipment or used to protect a membrane switch assembly.

    • Ideal for front panel overlays because of its chemical and abrasion resistance, and resistance to tears. Expected exterior life of up to seven years.
    • Used in two-part panel construction as an overlay to a supportive back panel or to cover a membrane switch application. Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface.
    • Frequently found on industrial controls, medical equipment, commercial and household appliances as well as other electronics.
    • More durable than polycarbonate in certain applications and less expensive for higher volumes.

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  • Polycarbonate Overlays

    Polycarbonate Overlays

    High mechanical strength and superior optical clarity, used often in industrial controls, medical equipment, commercial and household appliances as well as other electronics.

    • High impact strength and resistance to stains, heat, abrasion and corrosive chemicals. Expected exterior life of up to five years.
    • Designed to be applied to a support panel of a piece of equipment or used to protect a membrane switch assembly.
    • Best suited for applications with minimum or no flex requirements. Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface.
    • Known for high light transmission and low haze values.

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  • Vinyl Overlays

    Vinyl Overlays

    High pliability allows the overlay to conform to curved and irregular surfaces.

    • High receptivity to pigment- and dye-based inks.
    • Lacks dimensional stability and heat resistance, but ideal for a narrow range of light-duty applications.
    • Expected exterior life is up to five years.

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No minimum quantity. Get a quote for any size job.

Get a quote for any size job - we have no minimum piece requirement. Our minimum production run is $400 per part number, excluding set-up fees/tooling. Contact us regarding your project.