How about automotive IMD in-mold decoration technology
Automotive IMD in-mold decoration technology is an internationally popular surface decoration technology. The surface is a cured transparent film, the middle is a printed text layer, and the back is an injection layer. The ink in the middle can prevent surface wear, the label is more resistant to friction, and the color IMD appears for a long time. Including IML process, IMF process, IMR process, let's take a look at the automotive IMD in-mold decoration technology!
Automotive IMD has no stretching and small curved surface, and is used for 2D products; the full name of IMF is InMoldingKim, which is suitable for high-stretch products and 3D products; the full name of IMR is InMoldingRoller, which removes the film on the surface of the product, and only ink remains on the surface of the product. The difference between IML, IMF and IMR is whether there is a film remaining on the surface.
Automotive IMD in-mold decoration technology is a new technology for placing a film in an injection mold to decorate the appearance of plastic surfaces. At present, there are two manufacturing methods for IMD, one is to make the printed film into a roll-like belt of a circulating roller, which is installed in the injection molding machine and the injection mold, and the automatic circulating belt in the way of sticking the label on the front face. Do mobile production; that is, known as IMD (Injection In Mold).
The other is to use a molding machine to shape the film after printing, and then put it into an injection mold for production after cutting. This is called IML (Injection after film is attached to the mold). The film is generally divided into three layers of substrate (usually PET), ink layer (INK), adhesive material) and special adhesive. After the injection molding is completed, due to the action of the adhesive, the film and the plastic are tightly integrated into one. Since the surface of the film is covered with a wear-resistant protective film on the outermost layer, it has the effect of wear resistance and scratch resistance, and its surface hardness can reach 3H. , and the brighter it gets.
Automotive IMD in-mold injection molding is also called injection molding, which is a molding method of injection and molding. The advantages of the automotive IMD in-mold injection molding method are fast production speed, high efficiency, automatic operation, many varieties of colors, shapes from simple to complex, large to small, accurate product size, and product replacement. In-mold injection molding is suitable for molding processing fields such as mass production and complex-shaped products.
Automotive IMD injection molding technology is widely used, including communication equipment, automobiles, smart security equipment, small home appliances, electronic cigarettes, medical equipment, smart wearable devices and other fields.
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