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Difference between IML and IMD

In-mold labeling vs in-mold decoration

The IMD process requires more complex and more costly technology than does the IML process. It is intended for products that have a longer shelf life, such as cell phones and automotive instrument panels.

The IML process, on the other hand, is intended for products that have an average shelf life. It is less costly to operate and is better suited for high-run production.

It is mainly recommended for food product containers (ice creams, yogurts, sauces, etc.), cosmetic and personal care product containers (creams, foundations, blushes, dyes, shampoo bottles, shower gel bottles, deodorants, etc.), petrochemical and paint containers (solvents, paint, engine oil, etc.), household product containers (laundry detergents, fabric softeners, liquid cleaners, etc.), and other molded plastic parts.

The decorative effect options are numerous and include high-resolution lithographic printing and exceptional colour accuracy. The vast assortment of finishes used to enhance the aesthetics and performance of your brand at point-of-sale is equally extensive.