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  • 20 Jun 2018

AWA extends brief of IML conference

The manufacturing efficiency of in-mold labeling, decoration, and production has in recent years expanded the technology’s adoption into major current manufacturing arenas. In parallel with these new industry developments, AWA Alexander Watson Associates has extended the brief of its annual conference on in-mold labeling to embrace two lively additional in-mold markets: in-mold decoration, and – uniquely – electronics applications.

This new event, AWA IMLCON, IMDCON, and IMECON, will be held in Amsterdam, 10-11 September, and will enable industry participants at all levels, and others interested in exploring the possibilities, to gain an expert update on three major pathways in in-mold manufacturing today.

AWA IMLCON, IMDCON, and IMECON will combine plenary sessions with concurrent application-specific sessions and a table-top exhibition, to make it easy for delegates to gain in-depth insights on the topics that interest them.

With the addition of in-mold electronics to the program, participants can explore this leading-edge technology, which enables the installation of electronic circuitry into injection-molded plastic components during mainstream production, and with a much-reduced need for costly and time-consuming secondary operations.

AWA Alexander Watson Associates has been following in-mold technology developments through in-depth market studies and in an annual event for more than twenty years. As well as gaining the latest market data from AWA consultants, this year’s conference delegates will hear from expert speakers from the different technology streams, including Advanced Decorative Systems, Berhalter, Brigl & Bergmeister, DuPont, Elantas Europe, IMR Europe, Niebling, Serigraph, the Holst Centre (TNO), and Yupo.

The event is supported by industry-leading companies: platinum sponsors Holst Centre, Taghleef Industries, and Yupo Corporation; and gold sponsors Advanced Decorative Systems, Berhalter, Brigl & Bergmeister, Elantas Europe, and IMR Europe.  

AWA IMLCON, IMDCON, and IMECON takes place at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel on 10-11 September 2018, and the full program can be accessed on the event’s dedicated website,, where it is also possible to register online.




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