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

2017 IMDA ANNUAL AWARDS COMPETITION IS NOW IN PROGRESS!
LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO DEADLINE

11th annual 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.
Click here for more information.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2016 IMDA AWARDS COMPETITION WINNERS!


THE ABC'S OF IML: A BASIC COURSE

Are you interested in finding out the difference between In-Mold Labeling (IML-L) and In-Mold Decorating (IMD-D), learning:
     What's new in IML and IMD?
     What's happening with injection IML/IMD in North America?
     What makes IML the most sustainable labeling method?
These are just a few of the topics discussed at "The Introduction to IML and IMD Seminar"

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 
Location: Doubletree Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Center, Skokie, Illinois USA
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IMDA and SPE are again joining forces to present the next: "Two Conferences - One Great Event"
June 18 - 20, 2017 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire IL USA
Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird fees which end May 21.

     The Program consists of papers and workshops focusing on the latest technologies within In-Mold Labeling of packaging (IML), In-Mold Decorating of durable products (IMD) and Plastics Decorating and Assembly. Sessions are open to all attendees. 
     The Supplier Trade Fair is an opportunity for exhibitors to display and promote their IML/IMD and Plastics Decorating products and services to a very receptive international audience. The 2016 event hosted 170 attendees and 26 table top exhibits. 
     Attendees will have many opportunities for networking at during The Program, The Supplier Trade Fair, the Conference Reception and the IMDA Awards dinner. Sign up now for your Exhibit Table!

Reserve your hotel room before May 30th for the special group rate!

 IMDA NEWS BITS.....

Click here to check the NEW Job Opportunity!

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.

 Watch this column for future IMDA news updates.

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