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My company is a member of IMDA because …
As a North American leader in IML label printing, we utilize the IMDA to help promote, network, and navigate the In-mold space.  IMDA provides a vast network of partners covering all aspects of the process required for successful IML programs.  Being as large as it is, we can always use outside help to assist in growing our IML business. 
                                       — Adam Boehlke, Inland

Join the IMDA Today!

The In-Mold Decorating Association is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the adoption and growth of in-mold technologies across global packaging and durable goods markets.

Incorporating in-mold technology in the manufacturing process requires that we all work together to be successful. The In-Mold Decorating Association is the connection point for everyone in the in-mold technology production chain – suppliers, tool builders, printers, molders and brand owners – for collaboration, technical knowledge and market growth.

What can IMDA offer?

  • savings programs with Grainger, PartnerShip and more
  • access to technical guidelines and tips
  • new business opportunities and referrals
  • guidance and support from a worldwide network of in-mold experts

Join the growing community of IMDA members today!

Group Purchasing Power

IMDA members receive discounted rates with Grainger (discounts of up to 20% on MRO supplies at US locations), FedEx (discounts of up to 45% on shipping originating in the US) and on freight shipments.

Expert Knowledge

Technical knowledge is shared through the IMDA HelpLinks, an email community only for IMDA members; “Members Only” website access to webinars, surveys, and more; and reduced registration to IMDA events.

Sales Lead Generation

IMDA members share their knowledge with visitors to the IMDA booth at tradeshows (like NPE2024 and PACK EXPO International) and receive all sales leads collected, as well as a listing in the Ask the Experts Directory that is shared with those looking for IML, IMD and IME partners.

save with discount programs available to imda members

IMDA membership can have a big impact on the bottom line. The association has partnered to offer significant savings on common expenses.

Save on Purchases with Grainger

Grainger – the leading business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies – provides aggressive discounting to IMDA members. Members receive savings of 10% to 25% on more than 20 different categories covering over 970,000 SKUs. Customized or factory-direct pricing is available on high-volume, frequently purchased items, and members also receive free freight.

IMDA Members saved an average of $2,100 in 2021!


Save on Shipping with FED EX

Rely on FedEx for all of your shipping needs and save through the IMDA Member Savings Program. Members receive 45% off FedEx Express and 25% off FedEx Ground. Members currently shipping with FedEx can continue using it the same way you do today. After you enroll in the FedEx Advantage Program, the discounts will be added to your account and then automatically applied to your shipments. Don’t have an account? No problem – you can open one.

Save on Shipping with Partnership

IMDA members save on shipments with TForce Freight, YRC, XPO, Saia, and many others. These competitive rates are made available through our endorsed shipping provider, PartnerShip®. With this free IMDA member benefit, you’ll reduce your freight costs, easily rate shop between carriers, and get dedicated support from shipping experts. Whether you’re shipping a single pallet or a full truckload, PartnerShip will help you ship smarter.

connect with knowledge sharing like never before

The association is an interconnected network of IML and IMD professionals working on in-mold technologies every day.

IMDA HelpLinks

IMDA members now have access to the knowledge base of the membership through the new IMDA HelpLinks program. IMDA HelpLinks is an email-driven community developed specifically for IMDA members to share their questions and challenges with other members. IMDA members send their production questions, supply needs or customer challenges to the HelpLinks community email address and the email will go to IMDA members who can respond with ideas and assistance.  


The IMDA HelpLinks is an invaluable resource for the association membership.

IMDA Website: Members Only

The IMDA website contains a variety of technical and other industry resources in its Members Only section, including:

  • Technical Guidelines
  • Troubleshooting Guides
  • Member Survey & Benchmarking Results

The IMDA also is developing educational materials for members to share with their customers and prospects that provide detail on the sustainability and recyclability benefits of in-mold processes.

Get Members-Only Access

  • Members Only website access (surveys, studies, glossary of terms and more)
  • Access to business referrals from inquiries that come in to the IMDA offices
  • Access to Technical Guidelines and Troubleshooting Tips
  • Complimentary subscription to Plastics Decorating magazine

Get Members-only Exposure

  • Full listing in Membership Directory on IMDA website
  • Promotion on the IMDA website and IMDA social media channels
  • Ability to share time and expertise in the IMDA booth at major industry events

and don't miss these benefits and services

The association is an interconnected network of IML and IMD professionals working on in-mold technologies every day.

Annual IMDA Awards:
Competition showcasing the Industry’s best and most creative in-mold labeled and in-mold decorated products.

Annual IMDA Symposium and Exhibit Hall: 
Technical education and industry networking, held annually.

IMDA Website: 
Containing the Member Directory, a valuable resource for website visitors looking for providers of IML/IMD labels, equipment and processes. Also features members-only resources, such as Technical Guidelines and Troubleshooting Guides.

IMDA HelpLinks: 
IMDA members have access to one email address that will send their troubleshooting / problem-solving / supplies needed inquiries to fellow association members.

“Meet the Experts”:
IMDA members are available to answer visitors’ questions at tradeshows where IMDA exhibits.

Business Referrals: 
When inquiries are received about processes, equipment or supplies, IMDA refers those to IMDA members.

In-Mold Messenger:
An email newsletter dedicated to IML and IMD news, published quarterly with a circulation of more than 1,500.

Presence on Social Media: 
LinkedIn and Twitter promotion of association and member activities.

IMDA News: 
A dedicated page for IMDA association news in Plastics Decorating magazine.

Hear from IMDA Members

“We supply, since 1990, diecutting machines for cutting in-mold labels. Introducing new technologies in the market requires a lot of effort 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.”

Reto Frei, Area Sales Manager, Berhalter AG