In-mold Transfer Film

About In-Mold Transfer

Decorating parts in the die during the molding cycle allows for a variety of highly decorative designs to be accurately positioned and applied to complex, three dimensional surfaces. The process is commonly used in the decoration of items such as mobile phones, household appliances, electronics, interior car parts, and more.
As with thermal transfer, this method of decoration utilizes organic solvents and has minimal effect on the environment. It saves space in the factory and contributes towards reduced manufacturing costs.

Technical Details

The principles of the in-mold transfer process

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Film is fed into the mold by a foil feeder. Cameras and sensors are used to determine position.
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The film is secured by clamps and suction, and the die is closed.
〈3〉
The printed layer on the film is transferred to the product being molded by means of heat and pressure generated from injected resin.
〈4〉
The PET film peels off when the die is opened, and the finished product is removed manually or automatically.

In-mold Transfer Film

Stain resistant hard coating

A new feature that makes the removal of dirt easier has been added to the in-mold hard coating. In this test, a permanent marker is used to best illustrate the effectiveness of the stain resistant technology, which also makes wiping away fingerprints and the like extremely easy. Even after repeated wiping, the coating's stain resistant properties will not deteriorate.

Regular hard coating Regular hard coating
Stain resistant hard coating
Coating resists the permanent marker.

Coating resists the permanent marker.

Ink wipes off easily.

Ink wipes off easily.