imda award winners
The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) is a trade association representing molders, label 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 its member companies across the entire in-mold labeling and decorating supply chain.
The IMDA proudly presents the winners of the 2019 IMDA Awards.
Best Part Design
Submitted By: Verstraete In Mold Labels, a Multi-Color Company
Brand Owner: Star Gate Innovations
Molder: Polyoak Dairy Pack Tubs
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels, a Multi-Color Company
Ella is "convenience in a capsule" delivering a premium liquid espresso and low-fat milk, in an
instant. Simply shake and add boiling hot water or cold water over ice. No machine required.
Ella is really healthy with no artificial additives and is preservative-free with a shelf life of one year.
The IML oxygen barrier labels prevent oxygen from entering the packaging, thus extending the
shelf life and the aroma of the cappuccino.
Best Label Design
Cream of Tomato Pot Soup
Submitted By: Korsini
Brand Owner: The Kraft Heinz Company
Molder: RPC Superfos
Label Supplier: Korsini
Hygiene and freshness are key, as the SuperLock® pot from RPC Superfos − in combination with
Korsini-SAF's autoclave resistant oxygen barrier labels − allows for post filling sterilization up to
120° C for 80 minutes. Pot and the lid are injection moulded and the pot comes with in-mould
labelling and oxygen barrier protection. The lid is decorated with a standard IML, and the pots are
sealed with aluminium foil for a long shelf life even under ambient temperatures.
The SuperLock® pot has a very user-friendly twist-off screw-on lid. Another advantage is that the
pot is suitable for microwave, so that a yummy meal can be effortlessly heated within minutes.
Pot and lid are 100% recyclable which is clearly indicated by an on-pack recycling label.
Best In-Mold Decorated Package
Almond Breeze Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
Submitted By: Polytainers, Inc.
Brand Owner: Blue Diamond Growers
Molder: Polytainers, Inc.
Label Supplier: Verstraete In Mold Labels
Polytainers new dual compartment Sidekick container offers efficiency on shelf while delivering
tangible sustainability results. The Sidekick is designed with thinner walls reducing the amount of
plastic used during the manufacturing process. Both the container and IML label are made with
polypropylene resin, resulting in a 100% recyclable package so the consumer does not need to
separate materials before recycling. The Sidekick increases shelf density by 36% and is available in
white, pigmented or clear with a full wrap IML label.
Best In-Mold Decorated Durable Part
Heritage Pistol Grips
Submitted By: Taylor Communications
Brand Owner: Heritage Manufacturing, Inc.
Molder: Widgets Ltd.
Label Supplier: Taylor Communications
Taylor Communications partnered with Heritage Manufacturing to extend and diversify Heritage’s
pistol product line. Taylor’s development of Flexographic 3D formable inks and custom 5-axis trim
cell enable high-quality, custom graphics like woodgrain, metallic, pearlescent and other effects to
be applied to the IMD process. The development of the IMD technology through this partnership has created new and exciting opportunities for future growth.
Best Technical Achievement
Holographic Closure Technologies
Submitted By: Morphotonix
Brand Owner: United Caps
Molder: United Caps
Label Supplier: Morphotonix
UNITED CAPS, a global industry reference in innovative caps and closures, partnered with
MORPHOTONIX, a high-tech brand protection company, to secure bottled products’ originality with
a bio-inspired and sustainable closure design. MORPHOTONIX nano-engraved steel cavities with
130,000 dpi precision custom diffractive holograms, which were replicated by UNITED CAPS into
the closures via injection molding. The cavities are seamlessly integrated in the molding line, and
the closures are produced at standard speeds, with zero additional consumables. The irremovable
security designs provide immediate verification without scanning. Surprise consumers with an
outstanding sustainable branding solution!
Congratulations to our 2019 Awards winners!