In Mold Labeling

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 - 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 - 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 - 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