Mold In Graphic Systems rolls out iMIG

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: April 16, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Machinery, Product News, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 16, 1:15 p.m. ET) — Carrying a slogan of “tattoo your plastics,” Mold In Graphic Systems rolled out its new iMIG graphic for use on polyolefin products using current hot-stamping equipment at NPE2012.

“It‘s completely fused to plastics and 100 percent recyclable combined with the plastic,” said Matt Stevenson, executive vice president of marketing for Mold in Graphic Systems, at NPE in Orlando.

The product was displayed using a Hastings Manufacturing Inc. model P5-HT hot-stamping machine and provided a design that was imbedded in the plastic.

Stevenson said that the new product is not normal heat transfer, chemically applied, an adhesive system or inked. He said that it works similar to heat transfer and has the same cycle time, but instead it melts into the plastic.

“It can be used on any type of warning label for safety,” said Stevenson, noting that it will survive as long as the plastic.

Mold In Graphic Systems has been doing graphics for 30 years and has been used by rotational molders for point-of-purchase signs, traffic signs and kayaks. It has been supplying graphics for polyethylene products since 1983. MIGS has 87 employees working at its 55,000-square-foot facility in Clarksdale, Ariz.

The iMig was originally developed for injection molded products, but can be used with blow molded, thermoformed, structural foam, sheet and profile extrusions, and rotational molded products. It comes in sheet and roll form.

The company also said that its new product has passed a variety of chemical tests, including tests with gasoline, engine oil, kero­sene and even salt water.

Hastings said that his company, based in Millstadt, Ill., has worked with Mold In Graphic for many years.


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