In-Mold Decorating / In-Mold Electronics
In-mold decorating and in-mold electronics represent a growing field where plastic films play a vital role. These processes involve the integration of graphics or electronics during the molding process, which results in durable and cost-effective components with superior aesthetics or functionality. The choice of plastic films in these applications influences the success of the molding, adhesion, and longevity of the final product.
In-Mold Decorating / In-Mold Electronics Benefits
Integration of Electronics
High Resistance to Wear and Tear
Reduced Assembly Time
Acrylic films for high clarity and scratch resistance
PET films for excellent chemical and dimensional stability
PPG TESLIN® synthetic material for high print quality
Synthetic films for high flexibility and durability
Specialty hard-coated films for in-mold electronics
Automotive Control Panel
Household Appliance Interface
Smart Device Case
Enhanced Aesthetics and Functionality
Using in-mold decorating and in-mold electronics, automotive control panels can be produced with integrated touch controls, improving aesthetics and user experience.
Robust and Functional
The use of our specialty films in household appliances results in highly durable interfaces that are resistant to wear and tear.
Stylish and Durable
Our materials are used in creating smart device cases with integrated graphics that are scratch-resistant and visually appealing.
Light and Robust
Our synthetic films are perfect for creating light and robust flexible circuits used in various electronic devices.
The In-Mold Process
In the in-mold process, a plastic film with the desired graphics or circuitry is placed in the mold. The material is then injected into the mold, adhering to the film and creating a one-piece decorated or functional component. The choice of plastic film plays a crucial role in the successful execution of the in-mold process and the performance of the final product.
Future of In-Mold Applications
The in-mold decorating and in-mold electronics market is set to experience significant growth in the coming years. This is driven by the demand for enhanced aesthetics, reduced production costs, and the integration of electronics into structural components. As we move towards a more connected and aesthetically pleasing world, the role of plastic films in these applications is bound to become more important.