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IN Mold Decoration

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Custom Plastic In-Mold Decorating (IMD)

In-mold decorating (IMD) is a process for decorating or labeling injection molded plastic parts or components during the plastic injection molding cycle.

In this process, a preprinted label or decorated appliqué film is inserted in the open plastic injection mold and held via vacuum ports, electrostatic charge, or other methods. The plastic injection mold is then closed, and the plastic resin injected to mold the part, encapsulating the decoration or label permanently within the finished injection molded part.

Engineering Success

For many years, MIIPL’s engineers have utilized metal-to-plastic part conversions to reduce cost, eliminate parts, decrease weight, and avoid the corrosion issues related to metal materials. In addition, shifting from metal to plastic can significantly impact mitigating the cost increase due to commodity and tariff fluctuations associated with metals. Because of this, MIIPL utilizes this same metal-to-plastic conversion strategy when decorating plastics.

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MIIPL Expertise

MIIPL has extensive experience with all types and sizes of custom plastic in-mold decorating (IMD) continues to develop specialized solutions with this technology for a wide range of industries and applications.

MIIPL is always looking for competitive advantages to establish their value to their customers and open the door to new business opportunities. Technology is an optimum way to do this. With the advances in IMD for durable goods, MIIPL provides customers with creative solutions, often at reduced cost-to-manufacture, and expand opportunities with customers for more significant value-add.

Applications

In-mold decorating (IMD) has become the process of choice for high quality, durable labeling, and graphics, employed by many industries in a wide range of applications, a few of which include:

  • Medical devices

  • Large parts and components

  • Consumer products

  • Automotive components

  • Plastic housings

  • Telecommunication devices

  • Plastic packaging

  • Instrument panels

  • Domestic Appliance

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