Introduction of IMD - SIMTON Technology Co., LTD
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Introduction of IMD

For over 11 years, SIMTON has been on the cutting edge of development in  Molded In-Mold Decorating (IMD) / In-Mold Labeling (IML). 
In its simplest form, Inert Molded IMD involves a flat screen printed label that is positioned in an injection mold and bonded in place during the molding process.  In its most advanced form, Insert Molded IMD / IML utilizes a hard-coated, formable film which is screen printed on the second (interior) surface. A selected texture is then applied to the first (outer) surface, the film deep formed (thermoformed) to fit the mold cavity, and placed in the mold cavity. During the molding process, the film forms a complete skin over the surface of the part complete with graphics, multiple colors, and textures that are completely encapsulated by the molded plastic. A flowchart depicting a typical insert molded decorating process is depicted as follows.