What is IML in-mold injection molding? IML in-mold injection molding is actually a product made by molding and punching the printed film, embedding it in the injection mold cavity and then closing the mold for injection molding. It integrates printing, UV transfer printing, vacuum electroplating, injection molding, and is a comprehensive application of plastic sheet, ink and plastic resin. The injection-molded resin is combined with the ink layer on the back of the film, and the graphic and logo of the panel are placed between the film and the injection-molded resin, so that the graphic and logo will not be worn due to surface friction or time relationship.
Characteristics of IML in-mold injection molding
IML in-mold injection molding technology can realize the integration of injection molding and decoration, and it can also make various special effects, such as key convex bubble, metal mirror or matte surface, metal wire drawing pattern, back light transmittance, concave and convex dot pattern, etc., which is very decorative and functional.
1. Product stability
Make the product produce the correct color matching of consistency and standardization.
2. Product durability
Through the protection of specially treated COATING film, it can provide products with better surface wear resistance and chemical resistance.
3. 3D complex shape design
By applying the excellent extensibility of the film, the required design requirements of product complexity can be successfully achieved.
4. Diversified styles
Special patterns of metal plating or natural materials can be created according to customers' requirements.
5. Process simplification
Through one-shot injection molding, molding and decoration can be achieved at the same time, which can effectively reduce the cost and working hours and provide stable production.
Future prospect of IML in-mold injection molding
IML in-mold injection molding is the best new technology to replace the painting and electroplating of plastic products. It can reduce the subsequent processing steps of injection molding, popularize it in the plastic industry, truly realize the significance of energy saving and environmental protection, and bring huge economic and environmental benefits to society and enterprises.