Membership

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.

The IMDA’s mission is to promote the membership’s interests and businesses, while providing tangible benefits, education and advocacy.

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!

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 on 13 major categories and factory-direct pricing on many commonly used items. Categories include safety, material handling, cleaning, hardware and more.

Save on Shipping with Partnership

Through a shipping program with PartnerShip, IMDA now is offering its members new discounts on FedEx package shipping. IMDA members now can save 45% on select FedEx Express® services (overnight and second-day services) and 25% on select FedEx Ground® and Home Delivery® services. There also are discounts with UPS Freight, YRC and others for LTL freight.

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