Film-insert-molding (FIM) pioneer BÖ-LA to add IMSE solutions to product mix
OULU, FINLAND/RADEVORMWALD, GERMANY (10 April 2019) – Today, BÖ-LA and TactoTek® jointly announced that they have signed an agreement for BÖ-LA to market and sell injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions. This partnership brings together leaders in their respective technology domains to advance the market for integrating electronic functionality within molded plastics.
“The vast majority of our IMSE customer cases are for user interfaces that require flawless cosmetics. BÖ-LA’s film-insert molding skill is recognized by leaders in automotive, appliance and electronics markets as consistently meeting the highest standards,” said Sini Rytky, TactoTek VP, Product Management. “With their close customer relationships and deep technical knowledge that includes printed electronics, BÖ-LA is in an ideal position to determine the best fit of technologies for each customer project.”
BÖ-LA has a distinguished reputation for technology innovation and has specific expertise in delivering high quality cosmetic surfaces, technical screen printing, illumination and film-insert-molding (FIM) which is also known as in-mold labeling (IML).
According to Dirk Lange, Head of Sales, at BÖ-LA, “We have been actively involved in developing and commercializing techniques for adding electronic functions to cosmetic surfaces, including integrating printed electronics in 3D-formed FIM parts. With TactoTek’s IMSE technology, we can also integrate electronic components within these molded structures which increases integrated functionality and streamlines production for the right designs.”