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


Keynote Address: Mike Ferrari speaks on The Golden Age of Print: How IML/IMD Can Prosper
Register now for the 2014 IMDA Symposium and Exhibit Hall, "IML/IMD: Concept to Completion", October 22 - 23, 2014 at the DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center, Skokie, IL., USA.
This unique event gives you a fascinating look inside successful IML and IMD projects that produced winners in the IMDA Awards competition. Lectures and Interactive workshops will show you how these innovative companies made the transition from design concept through prototyping to the final Award winning in-mold decorated product.
Our Keynote Speaker, Mr. Ferrari was formally Global R&D Associate Director of Packaging & Print Decoration Development at Proctor & Gamble. He is now a well-respected expert and lecturer on packaging innovation. 

Be an Exhibitor!  Promote your IML/IMD products to the attendees!  We only have 2 more tables available.  Don't miss out on this opportunity.


Visit IMDA at the 2014 Pack Expo International being held November 2 - 5, 2014 at McCormick Place, Chicago IL USA
In our booth, N-4531 we will have the winning entries from the 2014 IMDA Awards Competition on display along with many other interesting in-mold labeled packages.  IMDA members will be there to greet you and discuss questions you may have about in-mold labeling.


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 NEW!   Fall 2014 Short Shot Business Survey
Introducing our new "Short Shot Business Survey", a market trend and insight survey for the IML/IMD industry. This brief survey is a real-time market study to gage the momentum and growth of companies that have a vested interest in in-mold labeling of packaging (IML) and in-mold decoration of durable products (IMD). No personal information is collected and the results will be published in the next issue of the newsletter and on the IMDA website.  Click here to take the survey. Available through October 31, 2014.

 The IMDA Technical Guidelines, accessible on the IMDA website since 2007 by IMDA corporate members, are now available to the public in condensed form for $25. These 18 useful IML test methods, originally developed by the IML Industry Standards Committee in the 1990s and hosted on the RBS Technologies website from 2001 to 2007, are administered by the IMDA Technology Committee. 

NEW - Educational technical articles can now be found under the Education tab above. Your educational articles are welcome. Please send your contributions to info@imdassociation.com

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