2018
IMDA AWARDS COMPEITION

The IMDA proudly presents the winners of the 2018 IMDA Awards.

The In-Mold Decorating Association is a trade association representing molders, label printers, material suppliers, equipment suppliers and others committed to the development and growth of in-mold labeling and decorating products, technologies and markets. Its mission is to raise the level of awareness and acceptance of in-mold decorated durable products and in-mold labeled packaging by OEMs, brand owners and marketers. IMDA represents and supports all of its member companies across the entire in-mold labeling and decorating supply chain.

Best Injection Molded (IML) Package: Naturcrem | Gold Award

Submitted By: Verstraete In-Mold Labels
Brand Owner: Dulcesol Group
Molder: ITC Packaging
Label Supplier: Verstraete In-Mold Labels

Spanish food producer Dulcesol approached injection molder ITC Packaging and label producer Verstraete IML with the request to provide an innovative solution to its single-serving soups. 
The new Naturcrem creamy soups are completely organic; there are absolutely no preservatives. The result is an attractive package with an IML oxygen-barrier label from Verstraete, which extends the products’ shelf life without requiring refrigeration. Verstraete IML utilized a combination of specific inks, a special lacquer, and a special pasteurization-resistant oxygen barrier film to create this innovative package. As a result, the labels on the IML package maintain their quality and look, even after pasteurization.

Best Injection Molded (IML) Package: Similac® Infant Formula Package | Silver Award 

Submitted By: Abbott 
Brand Owner: Abbott
Molder: Grupo Phoenix
Label Supplier: Verstraete In-Mold Labels

 Abbott introduces a newly designed Similac infant formula container with a compelling shelf presence. This new packaging features a large metallic label, color-coded for each SKU; a practical size for portability; and an easy-grip feature for ease of use. The packaging is aesthetically pleasing with generous organic curves and contours, and a harmoniously flowing label through the grip feature. It is perfectly paired with a vibrant colored domed-shaped hinged lid, and an overall package designed for easy cleaning and proper storage.

Best Injection Molded Durable (IMD) Part, Gold Award Heated Headlamp Lens

Submitted By: Advanced Decorative Systems (ADS)
Brand Owner: ADS
Label Supplier: ADS

 Global IMD supplier, ADS, and its customer, JW Speaker, have created a unique and innovative product which marks one of the first production applications of IME – In-Mold Electronics, or ‘plastronics’ as it is sometimes called.  Working together, the companies have developed a solution to the problem of LED-based vehicle headlights not generating enough heat to defrost themselves in Winter driving conditions.  This robust and demanding application features a layer of polycarbonate film onto which a conductive heating element has been printed prior to in-molding into the headlamp lens.  The technology is pushed even further with the inclusion of the electronic components, which control the heating cycle of the lamp and feature a specially-designed connector system, to access these embedded electronics.  IME is widely regarded as the logical next step in the development of in-mold technology and ADS finds itself at the leading edge of this development with this award- winning application.

Best Blow Molded Package, Gold Award Kunlun Tianrun Lubricating Oil K86

Submitted By: Beijing Yazhengyuan Colorful Printing Co.
Brand Owner: Kunlun
Molder: BoYu Precise Mould Making Co.
Label Supplier: Beijing Yazhengyuan Colorful Printing Co.

 Outstanding label design and interaction with consumers provides the brand owner a new way of marketing. Anti-counterfeiting features, including Microtext and UV imaging, built into the label help the brand owner protect the brand image and reduces loss caused by counterfeit products. A QR code printed on the label provides the brand owner a means of communicating with consumers.

Best Label Design, Gold Award Beger Shield 5 Star IML Pail

Submitted By: Srithai Superware Plc
Brand Owner: Beger Co., Ltd
Molder: Srithai Superware Plc
Label Supplier: Korsini-SAF

This award winning Best Label Design is Beger Shield 5 Star, a premium selection of paint from Beger. Molder Srithai Superware Plc made this innovative packaging happen together with metallized film in-mold labels from Korsini-Saf, for the first time in the Asia Pacific market. Creativity in design and a label printed in a special “full UV” represents an exclusive, premium quality product. The metallized film labels on our premium plastic pails made on our standard Beck automation system contributes to sustainability by decreasing the use of metal cans. Sustainability is further emphasized by a “one-step” IML process which reduces labor, machinery and electricity.

Best Label Design Silver Award Magnum Pints

Submitted By: Verstraete In-Mold Labels
Brand Owner: Unilever
Molder: MikoPac
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels

 Magnum Pints, the brand new smash hit of a dessert with IML packaging, has been available since spring 2017 on ice cream shelves in a large part of Europe. IML label producer Verstraete IML and plastic packaging producer Miko Pac were asked by brandowner Unilever to translate the design ideas for Magnum Pints into a packaging solution. The packaging is innovative and unique, as Magnum Pints are “Carefully made to be broken”TM. The IML label, produced by Verstraete IML, plays a crucial role in the unique cracking experience of the consumer. The combination of Metallic IML, UltraGloss IML and Matt IML makes this packaging a real eye-catcher in the freezer!

Best Part Design, Gold Award Froneri Ice Cream

Submitted By: Verstraete In-Mold Labels
Brand Owner: Unilever
Molder: MikoPac
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels

 Magnum Pints, the brand new smash hit of a dessert with IML packaging, has been available since spring 2017 on ice cream shelves in a large part of Europe. IML label producer Verstraete IML and plastic packaging producer Miko Pac were asked by brandowner Unilever to translate the design ideas for Magnum Pints into a packaging solution. The packaging is innovative and unique, as Magnum Pints are “Carefully made to be broken”TM. The IML label, produced by Verstraete IML, plays a crucial role in the unique cracking experience of the consumer. The combination of Metallic IML, UltraGloss IML and Matt IML makes this packaging a real eye-catcher in the freezer!

Best Part Design, Gold Award Froneri Ice Cream

Submitted By: Verstraete In-Mold Labels
Brand Owner: Unilever
Molder: MikoPac
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels

 Magnum Pints, the brand new smash hit of a dessert with IML packaging, has been available since spring 2017 on ice cream shelves in a large part of Europe. IML label producer Verstraete IML and plastic packaging producer Miko Pac were asked by brandowner Unilever to translate the design ideas for Magnum Pints into a packaging solution. The packaging is innovative and unique, as Magnum Pints are “Carefully made to be broken”TM. The IML label, produced by Verstraete IML, plays a crucial role in the unique cracking experience of the consumer. The combination of Metallic IML, UltraGloss IML and Matt IML makes this packaging a real eye-catcher in the freezer!

Best Product Family, Gold Award 410 Plus Family

 Submitted By: Berry Global
 Brand Owner: KraftHeinz
 Molders: Berry Global
 Label Supplier:Verstraete In-Molds Labels

 Berry Global developed the 410 Plus family to address consumers’ desire for fresh foods.  It is the first family of its kind in North America to have a barrier in-mold label on a clear container.  The barrier in-mold label helps to keep foods fresher longer. Available in four sizes, including 8 oz, 12 oz,16 oz, and 20 oz, the 410 Plus family is ideal for fresh foods like soups, sauces, and dips. The shape is differentiated on the shelf and is excellent for microwave use.

Best Product Family, Gold Award 410 Plus Family

 Submitted By: Berry Global
 Brand Owner: KraftHeinz
 Molders: Berry Global
 Label Supplier:Verstraete In-Molds Labels

 Berry Global developed the 410 Plus family to address consumers’ desire for fresh foods.  It is the first family of its kind in North America to have a barrier in-mold label on a clear container.  The barrier in-mold label helps to keep foods fresher longer. Available in four sizes, including 8 oz, 12 oz,16 oz, and 20 oz, the 410 Plus family is ideal for fresh foods like soups, sauces, and dips. The shape is differentiated on the shelf and is excellent for microwave use.