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


May 5, 2015 at the DoubleTree Chicago Northshore, Skokie IL USA
A widely acclaimed introductory course in IML (In-Mold Labeling) and IMD (In-Mold Decorating) that has been attended by industry leaders as well as those who are new to this technology. Click here to see what you will learn in this one day course

NPE 2015 

YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE IML and IMD EXPERTS  Visit the IMDA booth at NPE 2015, March 23 - 27, 2015.  Our booth, S36161, is located in the South Hall, Level 1.

 IMDA corporate members will be there to greet you and answer questions you may have about in-mold labeling and in-mold decorating. Click here  for more information, including a link to free NPE registration and a link to view the schedule of our member experts who will be at the booth during the show. (Check often as the schedule is updated daily). 

October 28 - 29, 2015, Skokie, IL USA

    IML and IMD projects are driven by a series of processes. IMDA experts have created four different process workshops for anyone working in the IML/IMD value chain that will offer alternate answers to the question: "What process method will work best for my IML/IMD project?"

Process Workshop Topics:
    The Cutting Edge:  Roll-FedTechnology vs Cut & Stack Automation
    David & Goliath: Digital Printed IML/IMD vs Conventional Printed IML/IMD
    Real Chemistry: UV Web Offset vs UV Sheet Offset
    That’s a Wrap: Insert IMD vs Foil IMD
"Real Experts, Real Answers, Real Value"  

CALL FOR PAPERS: IMDA is inviting educational technical papers to be presented at the IMDA Symposium.  For more information and to enter your paper click here.  


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NEW - Click here to see the results of our latest IMDA Short Shot IMDA Business Survey

WE ARE IMDA ... "As a charter member of the IMDA, and one of the very first printers in North America to embrace IML, we understood early on how important it was to affiliate ourselves with an association dedicated to the promotion and education of the fledgling injection mold industry. As the industry has grown, we’ve benefited from all the seminars, trade shows and networking opportunities that the IMDA has provided. Still a relatively young industry and a small fraternity, anyone interested in positioning themselves in IML should pledge to join the IMDA. Come join us and grow with us."
David Wolff, VP Sales & Marketing, General Press Corporation

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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