Process In-mould labeling
Inmould labeling enables injection moulding and 3D decoration in one working step.

A printed foil is placed in an injection mould and injection of a molten plastic is carried out. Decoration is transferred only to the areas in contact with the molten plastic as the foil melts together with the plastic.

The process is widely used for decoration in different industries such as automotive, electronics, cosmetic, computer, etc.
Danish Name In-mould labeling
Category Surface treatments, printing and painting
Materials Most thermoplastics e.g.:
Typical products Lid for food container
Photo frame
Shaver front panel
Vacuum cleaner front panel
References Bolta-Werke GmbH
Price notes The elimination of further costly decoration steps makes inmould printing a low cost solution.
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