IMDA Awards | In-Mold Decorating Assn. Honors 2014 Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. (IMDA), Scottsdale, AZ, represents molders, printers, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and others committed to the development and growth of in-mold labeling and decorating products, technologies, and markets. Its mission is to raise the level of awareness and acceptance of in-mold decorated durable products and in-mold labeled packaging by OEMs, brand owners, and marketers. IMDA represents and supports all of its member companies across the entire in-mold labeling and decorating supply chain.

The IMDA proudly presents the winners of the 2014 IMDA Awards. Judges for this year's event were PFFC's

Best Injection Molded (IML) Package, Gold Award

  • TrustPack – Uncle Ben’s
  • Submitted by: IPL Inc.
  • Brand Owner: Mars Canada
  • Molder: IPL Inc.
  • Label Supplier: Inland Label

Mars Canada approached IPL looking for a container that is reusable, easy to manipulate, and that is easy to dose/portion for a Chinese New Year promotion. TrustPack fit their needs, along with the benefits of IML. Once the contents are consumed, the container can be reused. The handles on the side make handling very simple and easy. A window is integrated into the artwork with dosing indicators to make it as user-friendly as possible.

 

Best Injection Molded Durable IMD Part, Gold Award

  • Logitech Mouse Top Housing
  • Submitted By: In Mold Technology Inc.
  • Brand Owner: Logitech
  • Molder: In Mold Technology
  • Label Supplier: In Mold Technology

In Mold Decoration allowed the customer (Logitech) to achieve their design intent of a rich high gloss finish, incorporating a second surface gradient graphic for maximum 1st surface durability for this capacitive touch mouse. This product was run in both high-gloss black and white.

 

Best Injection Molded Durable IMD Part, Silver Award

  • Advanced Dual Air Technology Controller
  • Submitted By: Serigraph
  • Brand Owner: Sleep Number
  • Molder: Serigraph
  • Label Supplier: Serigraph

The remote’s attractive high-gloss piano black and matte silver finish, along with its back lit buttons, is an elegant, durable and practical device that enhances the Sleep Number experience. IMD provides the required durability, allows for multiple colors, makes it easy to switch SKUs in molding due to different button configurations, and reduces post-mold decoration to save resources.

 

Best Part Design, Gold Award

This innovative food service package features an in-mold label around a divided cup which fits into a car cup holder. The package helped drive Kentucky Fried Chicken's new snack menu last fall and was featured in Super Bowl commercials. The in-mold label features KFC's everyday branding and logo, and can easily be changed for promotional or seasonal artwork. This unique design was a collaboration between Yum Brands and Berry Design Center. It has set a new standard in the food service packaging market, combining portability with great graphics.

 

Best Product Family, Gold Award

  • Film Seal Round
  • Submitted By: IPL Inc.
  • Brand Owner: Arla Foods
  • Molder: IPL Inc.
  • Label Supplier: Inland Label

Arla Foods Canada was looking to re-launch their Tre Stelle brand of fresh cheeses to give it a more premium-looking packaging. IPL provided the Film Seal Round container to meet the customers objective. Arla went from white offset printed containers to IML decoration, with color assorted lids to differentiate their products from one another. This enabled them to have a premium look and feel that benefits Tre Stelle as a whole.

 

Best Product Family, Silver Award

  • Skippy Singles
  • Submitted By: Inland Label
  • Brand Owner: Hormel Foods
  • Molder: Berry Plastics
  • Label Supplier: Inland Label

The clear film label substrate allows consumers to see through the re-sealable canister and view the six single-serve cups inside. It also features a clear front panel and small back panel so consumers can see when they need to purchase more.

 

Best Thin Wall Package, Gold Award

IML has enabled high quality decoration of the TRIM (Thin Recess Injection Molding) part which has wall thicknesses about half that formerly considered possible with conventional thin-wall molding technology. Full wrap label provides extensive coverage of the container over a large surface area, enabling a dual message presented on opposite sides of the container.

 

Best Thermoformed Durable IMD Part, Gold Award

  • Hino Hybrid Badge
  • Submitted by: TASUS Canada
  • Brand Owner: Hino Motors
  • Molder: TASUS Canada
  • Label Supplier: TASUS Canada

This unique flexible (conforms to contoured surfaces) IML badge, utilizes a bright chrome fluoropolymer film that is environmentally friendly and highly durable. Six separate screen printed colors plus a UV protective clear coat provide a very cost effective method to produce a multi-colored thermoformed part. Complex registration and tight tolerance forming is achieved through distortion art and a precise control of temperature across the printed sheet.

 

Best Prototype Package, Gold Award

  • IPL SkinnyPack
  • Submitted By: IPL Inc.
  • Molder: IPL Inc.
  • Label Supplier: Precision Press

SkinnyPack is a thin, yet strong packaging technology that fuses a flexible, printable film to a sturdy, rigid frame. It offers remarkable IML graphics for greater shelf appeal. SkinnyPack uses less plastic, therefore lighter for improved eco-sustainability. The combination of the thin lightweight film and sturdy frame makes it a perfect packaging technology to stand out from the shelves and attract the consumer’s attention!

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