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In-mold decorating (IMD) is a process where a printed plastic film applique, through injection molding, makes a robust decorative plastic part. A printed, formed, and trimmed plastic film, or applique is inserted into an injection mold. Molten resin is fused to the applique during the molding process to create a fully decorated part. This process traps the printed ink between the overlay substrate and the molded plastic producing a decorated part with a high degree of abrasion and chemical durability while maintaining a vivid multicolor graphic. {Download to read more}

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