Category Archives: In-mold labeling (IML)

Kurz Eyes 3D Printing On Foil

German foil maker Kurz is developing a technology that will replace in-mold decorating (IMD) with 3D printing for specific applications that create a whole new look of customized [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Polycarbonate , ,

IMD Boosts Appearance of Auto Panels

Leonhard Kurz of Fürth, Germany, is introducing several new ways to decorate molded plastic parts. In one example, overmolded composite parts are in-mold decorated, replacing expensive lacquering and [..]

Automotive, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML) ,

K2016: Composite Tablet Housings Are A Technical Tour de Force

One of the interesting technologies at K2016 will be all-new, single-process composite lightweight housings for consumer electronics devices, such as tablets or smartphones. The goal is to significantly [..]

Automation/Robotics, Carbon Composites, Electronics, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Polycarbonate, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

Unilever Uses IML Compression In The Mold

Procter & Gamble has been getting most of the press for low pressure thin-wall packaging developments, but Unilever is also in the game. Unilever started working on new [..]

Compression, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Packaging , ,

K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,

Functional Foils Replace ITO Lamination in Highly Automated Cell

One of the many interesting demonstrations at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany next month will be a highly automated cell showing how indium tin oxide foils can be [..]

Acrylic, Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Lamination , , ,

NPE2012: Melt-Cube Boosts IML for Syringes

European mold makers take a lot of pride in nifty technical demonstrations at the giant K Fair held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany.  There will be at [..]

Design, Hot runner systems, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Medical, North America , , ,