At Rotoplas'11 in Rosemont, Ill., Mold in Graphic Systems introduced a power burnisher for applying graphics to a rotational mold. The company in Clarkdale, Ariz., also rolled out iMIG graphics for plastic products that can be supplied in sheet or roll form and applied to a plastic product using a standard hot stamping machine.
Normally, workers rub a graphic onto a mold using a hand-held burnishing tool—and elbow grease. The hand-held power burnisher dramatically cuts down on the time to apply the graphic, and eliminates trapped air bubbles, MIG said.
The iMIG is designed to be applied to polyolefin plastics using traditional hot stamping equipment. MIG originally developed the iMIG for injection molded products, it also can be used with parts that are blow molded, thermoformed, structural foam molded, extruded sheet and profiles and rotomolded.
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