MPC’s Vin Tags offer unmatched durability and graphic flexibility to some of the world leaders in transportation. The primary identification component for meeting DOT regulatory requirements, manufacturers are required to provide a VIN Tag that remains permanently attached and readable throughout the asset’s useful lifespan. The class of equipment requiring VIN Tags has a 20+ year operating life, requiring exceptionally durable VIN Tags that can withstand harsh operating environments.
MPC’s VIN Tags are typically constructed of Metalphoto®, the material of choice for the harsh operating conditions common in the transportation and shipping industry. Improving regulatory compliance and operational instruction, only Metalphoto® VIN Tags have proven to meet these demanding performance requirements. In survivability tests conducted by the U.S. Navy, Metalphoto earned more top scores than any of the other 70+ of the identification materials evaluated.
In MPC’s VIN Tags, the photographic image is sealed within the anodized aluminum, offering excellent resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures, and chemical exposure. MPC’s VIN Tags have an expected exterior lifespan of 20+ years.
Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:
Request a free Metalphoto evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.
Looking for other material options? MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl. Not sure which material is best for your application? Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.
See how A leading manufacturer of tractor trailers and shipping containers found that nameplates made of Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum have greater durability and legibility than etched stainless steel at a fraction of the price.
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.
Have had ongoing vehicle plate project with MPC for many years. They are able to process the order expeditiously and produce quality product and ship to client.
My order was simple and came out perfect. The people I talked to on the phone were friendly, knowledgeable, and helped me choose the correct size and design for my nameplates. I would certainly recommend MPC to others.