in-mold-electronics-1Capacitive Touch User Interface

In-Mold Electronics or IME combines the in-mold decorating process with the printing of conductive inks. It produces a finished product that requires a fraction of the space needed compared to previous technologies.

Printing conductive inks produces significantly less waste than manufacturing a PCB or FPC making the IME manufacturing process more environmentally friendly.

Using IME is a low-cost alternative to traditional technologies as it requires less raw materials, no assembly and produces a more reliable product. IME designs can be revised or updated by making changes to the artwork.

IME Features

  • Thin decorated control panel
  • Extremely reliable capacitive switch as there are no moving parts
  • Encapsulated circuit, sensors and other components


in-mold-electronics2IME Benefits

  • Eliminates need for bulky tech boxes
  • Printed electronics produce less waste
  • Process does not require use of lead and is RoHS compliant
  • More cost effective to produce than traditional membrane switch assembly
  • Significant reduction in exposure failures


IME Applications

  • Automotive
  • Appliance (Major and Small)
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Medical
  • Point-of-sale