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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ABC'S of IML: A Basic Course

May 12, 2016
Skokie, IL USA

Updated annually since 1989 this industry acclaimed seminar is an introduction to in-mold labeling (IML) and in-mold decorating (IMD). This course is designed for those considering entry into the IML and IMD markets as well as a refresher course for more experienced current participants in the field. 

2016 SPE TopCon & IMDA Symposium


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 June 6-7, 2016

     Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Join us at the 4th annual IMDA Symposium in conjunction with the SPE Decorating & Assembly Division Topical Conference (TopCon). This exciting event includes papers on the latest technologies in plastics decorating and IML and IMD, along with workshops focused on In-Mold Labeling (IML) and In-Mold Decorating (IMD) topics.

These synergistic conferences provide enhance value for the plastics decorating professional. Papers and workshops from both events are open to all attendees.

The Supplier Trade Fair with tabletop exhibits is also available to all TopCon/IMDA Symposium attendees.

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

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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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