What Is IMDA?

The In-Mold Decorating Association offers you membership in an organization of molders, printers, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers committed to the development and growth of in-mold decorating products, technologies and markets. 
IMDA enhances and supports your business by raising the level of awareness and acceptance of in-mold decorated durable products and packaging by OEMs, brand owners and marketers. IMDA serves your business by integrating the interests of the entire IML and IMD supply chain through its promotional and educational programs.

IMDA Events


10th Annual IMDA Awards Competition recognizing the industry's best IML packaging, IMD durable products and labels in multiple categories.

Do you have a unique IML / IMD product?  This is your opportunity for industry recognition. This competition is open to all companies involved in any form of in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products.
Entries accepted beginning March 1, 2016

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2016 TopCon & IMDA Symposium

June 6-7, 2016
Franklin, Tennessee, USA

This exciting event includes papers on the latest technologies in plastics decorating.
In-mold labeling (IML) and in-mold decorating (IMD) workshops.
Papers focusing on IML and IMD. 
Supplier Trade Fair available to both conference attendees.

More information on registration & tabletop exhibts will be available soon.


New! Podcast of interview with Executive Director, Ron Schultz for Label & Narrow Web Magazine

New! Feature article in L&NW about IML/IMD

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Click here to read latest In-Mold Messenger newsletter.

WE ARE IMDA ... "We supply since 1990 die-cutting machines for cutting in-mold label. Introducing new technologies in the market requests a lot of efforts and networking. With IMDA we have an organization doing a great job in promoting the latest IML technology to North America. I enjoy working with them as they have a solid expertise and big knowledge of the market. They are close to the complete supply chain. This allows us also to share and exchange experiences and build a good network"  Thank you again for your ongoing efforts. 
Reto Frei, Area Sales Manager Berhalter AG

IMDA Technical Guidelines,  Useful IML test methods now available to the public in condensed form for $25. They are administered by the IMDA Technology Committee and updated yearly.

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