In-Mold Labeling (IML) and Decoration (IMD)

Sanwa specializes in designing and producing unique in-mold components and graphic overlays. Our one-stop-shop concept means we’re equipped to meet your demands for high quality, wear resistance and rapid delivery. We’re here to help give your product and business a competitive edge.

In-mold labeling—also known as in-mold decorating or in-mold graphics—is a process designed to outperform other post-production labeling alternatives.

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By applying a label during the injection molding cycle, your design becomes a part of your product, rather than an adhesive or painted overlay.

The result? High-end graphic effects that are made to last. In-mold labels diminish the occurrence of variations and defects, reduce waste, and can be used to give your product a high-end and aesthetic edge.

In-Mold Labeling Products

Our decorated parts and components are produced entirely in-house so that you can achieve consistent quality.

Emblems, Badges and Decals

Emblems, Badges and Decals

We offer the latest technology for the design and production of precision car emblems, badges and decals.

Dashboards, Control Panels, and Overlays

Dashboards, Control Panels, and Overlays

Applications range from automotive to consumer electronics, appliances, medical and consumer products, and more.
Decorative Trims and Injection Molded Parts

Decorative Trims and Injection Molded Parts

Our extensive capabilities (Included chrome plastic and wood grain plastic) make us the ideal one-stop manufacturer for your parts.

Benefits of In-Mold Labeling

Industries We Serve

Industries We Serve

At Sanwa, we value our partnerships in a range of industries. We strive to support our clients’ successes through state-of-the-art technology, extensive design knowledge, on-time performance, and innovative printing solutions.

  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial & Agricultural
  • Medical & Healthcare
Benefits of In-Mold Labeling

Benefits of In-Mold Labeling

  • Durability
  • Longevity
  • Printing On Complex Shapes
  • Production Efficiency
  • Customization
  • Aesthetic Excellence

Our company has been doing business with Sanwa for the past 10 years and are very satisfied with their ability to meet our quality requirements as well as the delivery schedule on the products that we need to support production.

— Randy R.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sanwa sell in-mold labeling film as a standalone product?

No, we create our own in-mold labeling (IML) film for the parts that we make, but we don't sell the film as a standalone product.

What is the largest size molded part you manufacture?

We can manufacture parts up to and including 750mm (29.53in) wide by 600mm (23.62in) tall.

May I see samples of your decorated and molded parts?

Yes, please contact us to request samples.

Does Sanwa have a minimum order quantity (MOQ)?

Depending on the size of the part you wish to make, the MOQ would be 50-100 pieces once an injection mold has been made.

Our Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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