2014 IMDA Award Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Association is a trade association representing 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.



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
KFC Go Cup

Submitted By: CBW Automation
Brand Owner: KFC
Molder: Berry Plastics
Label Supplier: Korsini-SAF

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
64 oz. IML TRIM Pail

          Submitted By: StackTeck
          Brand Owner: PT Fastfood Indonesia Tbk
          Molder: Srithai Superware
          Label SupplierKorsini-SAF

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!