2007 IMDA Award Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Association proudly announces the winners of its First Annual Awards Competition. The 2007 Competition recognizes the industry's best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable products. The winning entries were chosen based on creativity in design, engineering and innovation.



Best Part Design
Gelato Cup & Lid

Wells' Dairy, Inc. - Blue Bunny ® Brand Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties 
Molder: Cups4You USA

Wells' Dairy created a package with a unique shape in the ice cream category which is transparent enough to let the beauty of the product show through. They designed a label to work flawlessly with the three dimensional geometry of the container and would reflect the product's Italian heritage while maintaining the Blue Bunny brand image.


Best Thin Wall Packaging
Pasta Sauce Container

Olivieri Foods, div. of Canada Bread 
Molder: North America IML Containers Inc.

These North America IML Containers are evocative of high quality pasta sauces from a fine Italian restaurant. The five sided in-mold labels in rich Italian colors allow viewing of the product under a dramatic and elegant lid design.


Best IMD Durable Product
Baby Pacifiers

Graphics: IGH Solutions

In designing these eye-catching pacifiers, special consideration was given to gating, parting line, in-mold label placement and retention to allow for an exceptional lenticular effect. This product is an example of effective in-mold decoration of very small parts.


Best Label Design
Soft Drink Stadium Cup

The Coca-Cola Company 
Label: Hammer Packaging

This large stadium cup was challenging to mold consistently without the label shifting position or wrinkling in the mold while maintaining good post mold durability. The printing process was carefully adjusted to achieve desired cure of the UV black background ink. The result is a dramatic presentation for the Academy Awards.


Best of Show Award
One Kg. Yogurt Tub

National Foods Limited (Australia) 
Molder: VIP Packaging

The challenge in designing this innovative new Yoplait package was to use technology to differentiate the product in the marketplace. This was done through unique on-pack tamper evidence, custom designed comfort grip, pouring spout and stand out, photo-quality in-mold labeling.