IMD (In-Mold-Decoration)

In-Mold-Decoration (IMD) is a process in which a decorative or switching film is fused directly to a plastic part. This allows a control panel with integrated display to be decorated on the front side in one process step and functionalized on the back side by back-injecting foils with conductor tracks.

The IMD process is an injection molding process in which a decorative or switching film is fused directly to a plastic part. This creates a very stable bond. In addition, the end product is produced directly during the injection process without the need for an additional assembly step. The advantages of this advanced process are the wide range of design possibilities and the customer-specific individualizations.

Together with our partners, we transform your ideas into surprising surface designs including functional touch control. Ask us, we will be happy to advise you!


IML (Inmold Labeling)

IMD can also be combined with Inmold Labeling IML. This high-quality and fully automated form of sensor integration can be perfectly combined with IMD technology. In one mold and in one process step, control panels and capacitive surfaces with customer-specific decor on the front and permanently integrated touch sensors for diverse functionality on the back are created. The unique combination of these two processes allows your control panels to be decorated and functionalized at the same time.

Advantages of IMD

  • Design can be realized according to customer requirements
  • High durability
  • Stable compound / surface
  • Ideal for parts with small 3D shapes
  • Eliminated interfaces, simplified processes

Areas of use

  • Household appliances
  • Industrial applications
  • Medical device construction
  • Automotive/vehicle construction

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