PT ZONE: In-Mold Decorating

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In-Mold Decorating

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In-mold decorating eliminates a post-processing operation by allowing parts to be decorated during the molding cycle. Benefits are said to include enhanced manufacturing productivity, overall system cost reductions and greater design flexibility.


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