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Article - What is Two-Shot Molding?

What is Two-Shot Molding?

Two-shot molding allows for the seamless melding of two colors or resins. The materials are injected through independent nozzles, but into one plastic molding machine.

Posted Oct 14 '21

Article - Certifications to Look For in an In-Mold Labeling Company

Certifications to Look For in an In-Mold Labeling Company

When interviewing an in-mold labeling (IML) company for the first time, there are questions that are helpful to ask right at the beginning.

Posted Sep 20 '21

Article - Achieve A Luxury Auto Interior with Plastic Printed Parts

Achieve A Luxury Auto Interior with Plastic Printed Parts

High-quality, custom printed plastic parts play a major role in a luxury vehicle’s aesthetics, efficiency, and durability.

Posted Aug 20 '21

Article - The Importance of IML Color

The Importance of IML Color

When it comes to the role of in-mold labeling (IML) in parts development, the range of color possibilities can be both a benefit and challenge.

Posted Jul 26 '21

Article - Come See Us at the Automotive Interiors Expo, October 2021

Come See Us at the Automotive Interiors Expo, October 2021

The Sanwa team is looking forward to joining the hundreds of exhibitors and attendees expected at this year’s Automotive Interiors Expo in Detroit, Michigan on October 26-28th.

Posted Jun 24 '21

Article - Achieving a High-End Look With Double Film In Mold Labeling

Achieving a High-End Look With Double Film In Mold Labeling

Double film in mold labeling (IML) presents new opportunities to brand and showcase your product to customers seeking a high-end experience.

Posted Apr 21 '21

Article - Sputtering and PVD Coating: Choosing The Best Method

Sputtering and PVD Coating: Choosing The Best Method

Sputtering or physical vapor deposition (PVD) are used on decorative parts for their high hardness, wear resistance, and cosmetic edge.

Posted Mar 18 '21

Article - Achieve a Modern Look with Dead Front Display

Achieve a Modern Look with Dead Front Display

Our technical team has years of experience using dead front printing for a wide variety of products on the market today. When you have questions about colors, applications, or bringing a certain look to life, we can walk you through the possibilities.

Posted Feb 18 '21

Article - Green Business: Our Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Green Business: Our Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

At Sanwa, we are passionate about sustainable manufacturing. We constantly modify and improve our processes to minimize negative environmental impacts. 

Posted Jan 18 '21

Article - How to Find an OEM Manufacturer for High-Quality Decorated Parts

How to Find an OEM Manufacturer for High-Quality Decorated Parts

Not sure what to look for in a parts manufacturer? Learn how to find an OEM manufacturer who can produce high-quality decorated parts.

Posted Jan 13 '21

Article - What To Ask Your In Mold Labeling Manufacturer

What To Ask Your In Mold Labeling Manufacturer

In mold labeling (IML) companies and services can vary widely, and choosing your partner in product design is a big decision that can leave a lasting effect on your business. Asking a set of questions before you make your decision can help to give you peace of mind that your efforts are being spent with a company that mirrors your goals and values.

Posted Dec 11 '20

Article - What is the Difference Between In Mold Labeling and In Mold Decorating?

What is the Difference Between In Mold Labeling and In Mold Decorating?

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, In Mold Labeling typically refers to disposable containers with short life spans, while In Mold Decorating refers to durable products like appliance and toys.

Posted Nov 2 '20