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Article - Creating 3-D Shapes with IML

Creating 3-D Shapes with IML

When it’s time for your decorated plastic part to take shape, in-mold labeling (IML) can bring the worlds of 3-D form and creative design together.

Posted Jun 17 '22

Article - Mimicking Other Materials with In-Mold Labeling

Mimicking Other Materials with In-Mold Labeling

We’re able to mimic the look of rock, wood, and metal with in-mold labeling (IML), fine expression screen printing (FESP), and physical vapor deposition (PVD).

Posted May 20 '22

Article - Get Transparent with See-Through IML Parts

Get Transparent with See-Through IML Parts

If you are interested in learning more about our transparent IML capabilities, or have questions about design or function, please contact us.

Posted Apr 20 '22

Article - What's Available? In Mold Labeling with Alternative Materials

What's Available? In Mold Labeling with Alternative Materials

Manufacturing lines have faced shortages before, and our teams around the world are busy researching alternative materials to help ensure supply chains can continue moving smoothly.

Posted Mar 18 '22

Article - What It Takes to Get Your IML Product Created [Timeline]

What It Takes to Get Your IML Product Created [Timeline]

When it comes to in-mold labeling (IML), we can tell you how long each phase of production takes (on average), and what to expect at each step.

Posted Feb 21 '22

Article - IML Product Testing: How It Works

IML Product Testing: How It Works

Before a Sanwa-produced IML part ever hits the shelf (or the product that it’s a part of — like a vehicle or washing machine) it goes through a series of tests.

Posted Jan 12 '22

Article - Creative Ways to Make Your IML Product Stand Out

Creative Ways to Make Your IML Product Stand Out

Creativity, versatility, durability -- in-mold labeling (IML) offers design freedom to give your plastic parts an outstanding aesthetic edge.

Posted Dec 15 '21

Article - Manufacturing Highlight: Fine Expression Silk Printing

Manufacturing Highlight: Fine Expression Silk Printing

Where durability meets aesthetics and cost-efficiency - that’s where Fine Expression Silk Printing (FESP) comes into play.

Posted Nov 17 '21

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