IML- In Mould Labels
What is in mold labels?
In-mold labeling (IML) is a process in which producing plastic packaging and labeling, plastic packaging are done at the same time during manufacturing. IML is commonly used with blow molding to create containers for liquids.
Polypropylene or polystyrene is normally used as label material in this process. In mould labeling is used for long life of consumer goods. The advantages of in mould labels are they are moister resistance and temperature resistance, durable and hygienic.
The label area of the oil drum is relatively large, the surface of the oil drum is relatively rough and the storage environment is relatively poor. Most of the film materials are used as the first choice. The film label can better overcome the problem of label warping caused by the lack of flexibility of paper labels. It is suitable for the engine oil industry, and the majority of engine oil companies are very satisfied.
Available materials: Synthetic paper, BOPP, PE, PET, PVC, etc;
Label characteristics: Waterproof, oil-proof, anti-corrosion, friction resistance, good adhesion, and not easy to fall off;
In mould labelling is incorporating the usage of paper and plastic labels during the manufacturing of containers by using any of the following methods- blow moulding, injection or thermoforming processes.
The technology was first brought to usage by P & G and was applied in the world famous brand Head and Shoulders shampoo bottles. Polypropylene or polystyrene is normally used as label material in this process.
In Mould Label Films has various applications
• For drink crates and vegetables boxes used in preserving consumer durables
• Used in drink closure seals
• To decorate injection moulded parts for consumer electronics and for plastic bottles
• This technique provides greater decorating options as compared to other methods.
This technology is the new buzzword in the town. It is widely accepted because of its unique attributes like good image quality, flexibility and cost efficiency. This technology offers vital benefit to the brand owners. It delivers manufacturing economies and efficiencies without sacrificing the aesthetics of the product packaging.
It also renders photographic quality graphics that are par excellence it performs fantastically well on thin labelled plastics packaging and this is the reason why it is able to rope in considerable interest from global manufacturers of spreads, ice cream and similar other high volume consumer products.
The greatest advantage of in mould labelling technique is that it renders manufacturing economies and efficiencies without sacrificing the basic ideology of the product packaging.