Polyfuze Graphics® vs. In Mold Labels

If you have experienced any of the decorating issues expounded below from IMLs, know that Polyfuze is here to help. When an IML is exposed to harsh conditions such as sun exposure, rain, snow or exposure to chemicals, its materials will break down and degrade over time.


IML Problems

IMLs Are Not Compatible with Olefin Based Resins

In Mold Labels are comprised of inks, substrates and clear coats, which are not compatible with olefin based materials. After the clear coats and the inks degrade, you are left with only the substrate. An IML will still begin to separate and fail with normal use and exposure to weather conditions. Also, scrap rates associated with IMLs can run high. Scrap rates and failures in the field can lead to replacement costs and loss of production capacity.

Non-Compatible Materials Within IMLs:

  • Substrate
    Synthetic polymer film or paper sometimes consisting of PE, PP and/or other fillers, which degrades over time.
  • Clear Coat
    Made from coatings that are non-compatible to polyolefins.
  • Inks & Colorings
    These inks are comprised of non-compatible materials and will fade and degrade over time.


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The Real cost of IML's


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View the video to see how Polyfuze can save you over $4,000,000, in this example versus IMLs.

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Polyfuze Graphics are an easy-to-apply decoration process for injection molded plastics. Our secondary process only requires the use of a standard hot stamp machine and a 80 durometer silicon die to fuse the graphic permanently into the part to become one piece. No adhesives, no inks, no clear coats and no surface pre-treatments are required.

All it takes is the quick setup on the machine with the heat, time and pressure settings dialed in for a consistent and repeatable result. At glance it looks like an IML, a heat transfer or hot stamp foil being applied, but the materials, the application method and performance of our graphics are different, setting us apart and allow us to outperform the rest.

Check out our Polyfuze Graphics 101 video to view how it’s done.

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Our Polyfuze Graphics are the perfect permanent alternative to in mold labels. Our multi-color graphics offer fine line detail which can be difficult to achieve in IML applications. Our multi-color graphics can be color matched to various color charts such as the Pantone® Matching System and allow you to apply the graphic in one single stamp. Due to the nature of the pigments used to comprise our graphics, we are able to achieve effects such as halftones and gradient patterns, thus allowing for a dramatic effect with less colors being processed.

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