TASUS employs multiple secondary processes for the decoration of injection molded automotive components, including screen and pad printing, and hot stamping. Beyond these secondary processes and in the spirit of continuous improvement In-Mold Decoration (IMD)techniques are used for reduced production time by reducing the number of secondary processes required. These methods include automated insertion of in-mold foils and insert molding of both flat and preformed films. Multiple colors can be decorated in a single operation, offering significant improvement over traditional pad-printing techniques..
Our advanced and highly trained operators and technical staff work intimately with machine for best control of automated material insertion and resin flow to form the film and force the decoration into proper register in the mold.
- insert mold (flat and pre- formed)
- IMD (transfer type)
Our IMD technique involves the injection of molten resin into a specially designed mold, in which a label becomes an integral attribute of the plastic wall of the molded part. It is then developed into a semi-permanent imbedded component of the object. This specialized process reduces costs by eliminating expensive adhesives.
image above: award winning high gloss piano black and gloss red finish Beats by Dre audio component. Print to register preformed insert printed and formed by the decal and nameplate division, and in-mold decorated by our Indiana facility. End product for the Chrysler 300 and Fiat 500