Category Archives: In-mold labeling (IML)

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 , , ,