2019
IMDA AWARDS COMPEITION

The IMDA proudly presents the winners of the 2019 IMDA Awards.

The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) 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 its member companies across the entire in-mold labeling and decorating supply chain.

Best Part Design:
Ella Cappuccino

 Submitted By: Verstraete In Mold Labels,  a Multi-Color Company
 Brand Owner: Star Gate Innovations
 
Molder: Polyoak Dairy Pack Tubs
 
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels, a Multi-Color Company

  Ella is “convenience in a capsule” delivering a premium liquid espresso and low-fat milk, in an 
  instant. Simply shake and add boiling hot water or cold water over ice. No machine required. 
  Ella is really healthy with no artificial additives and is preservative-free with a shelf life of one year.
  The IML oxygen barrier labels prevent oxygen from entering the packaging, thus extending the
  shelf life and the aroma of the cappuccino.

Best Label Design:
Cream of Tomato Pot Soup

 Submitted By: Korsini 
 Brand Owner: The Kraft Heinz Company
 Molder: RPC Superfos
 Label Supplier: Korsini

 Hygiene and freshness are key, as the SuperLock® pot from RPC Superfos − in combination with
 Korsini-SAF’s autoclave resistant oxygen barrier labels − allows for post filling sterilization up to
 120° C for 80 minutes. Pot and the lid are injection moulded and the pot comes with in-mould
 labelling and oxygen barrier protection. The lid is decorated with a standard IML, and the pots are
 sealed with aluminium foil for a long shelf life even under ambient temperatures.
 The SuperLock® pot has a very user-friendly twist-off screw-on lid. Another advantage is that the
 pot is suitable for microwave, so that a yummy meal can be effortlessly heated within minutes. 
 Pot and lid are 100% recyclable which is clearly indicated by an on-pack recycling label.

Best In-Mold Decorated Package:
Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative

Submitted By: Polytainers, Inc.
Brand Owner: Blue Diamond Growers
Molder: Polytainers, Inc.
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels

Polytainers new dual compartment Sidekick container offers efficiency on shelf while delivering tangible sustainability results. The Sidekick is designed with thinner walls reducing the amount of plastic used during the manufacturing process. Both the container and IML label are made with polypropylene resin, resulting in a 100% recyclable package so the consumer does not need to
 separate materials before recycling. The Sidekick increases shelf density by 36% and is available in
white, pigmented or clear with a full wrap IML label. 

Best In-Mold Decorated Durable Part:
Heritage Pistol Grips

Submitted By: Taylor Communications
 
Brand Owner: Heritage Manufacturing, Inc.
 
Molder: Widgets Ltd.
 
Label Supplier: Taylor Communications

 Taylor Communications partnered with Heritage Manufacturing to extend and diversify Heritage’s
 pistol product line. Taylor’s development of Flexographic 3D formable inks and custom 5-axis trim
 cell enable high-quality, custom graphics like woodgrain, metallic, pearlescent and other effects to
 be applied to the IMD process. The development of the IMD technology through this   partnership has created new and exciting opportunities for future growth. 

Best Technical Achievement:
Holographic Closure Technologies

Submitted By: Morphotonix
Brand Owner: United Caps
Molder: United Caps
Label Supplier: Morphotonix

UNITED CAPS, a global industry reference in innovative caps and closures, partnered with MORPHOTONIX, a high-tech brand protection company, to secure bottled products’ originality with a bio-inspired and sustainable closure design. MORPHOTONIX nano-engraved steel cavities with 130,000 dpi precision custom diffractive holograms, which were replicated by UNITED CAPS into the closures via injection molding. The cavities are seamlessly integrated in the molding line, and the closures are produced at standard speeds, with zero additional  consumables. The irremovable security designs provide immediate verification without scanning. Surprise consumers with an outstanding sustainable branding solution!