IML is a highly technological process when in one production cycle you get a finished product with a high-resolution image. IML technology is the most progressive method of decorating rigid plastic containers nowadays.

In-mold label (IML) is the simultaneous connection of a label with a plastic package during the manufacturing process of the package. The connection occurs when the package is still in the liquid phase, i.e. the label is literally molded into the plastic wrap. In this way, achieving a “no label” effect.

IML-labeled packaging can be found on cans, glasses and lids. This kind of decoration attracts consumers to food and non-food items.

What makes IML technology unique?

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  • Achieved by eliminating additional costs for applying the label by the customer’s production, whether it be an automated line or manual labor.
  • Elimination of the cost of secondary labeling and decorating operations.
  • Reduction of label inventory at customer’s site.
  • Combine marketing and promotion costs.
  • IML technology today provides the highest quality labeling. Due to this, the consumer has a stronger sense of the attractiveness of the product, the value of the brand rises, and the trade mark stands out.
  • Superior brand recognition with photographic, visually impressive graphics.
  • Wrap-around labels creating unique shapes and designs of the final products.
  • Maximizing brand visibility by utilizing the space on plastic part on all sides and bottom.
  • When printing IML-labels, high-quality pigments with a light resistance higher than WS5 – WS8 are used, which allows the finished product to retain its attractive presentation for a much longer period.

  • The same plastic container can be labeled by many different decorative effects. This allows you to make your product stand out on the shelf.
  • Easy design variations by changing graphics, such as different flavors, in the same run.
  • Premium printing capability allows high resolution to achieve the extreme of eight PMS color-like result.
  • The product and the label are made of the same polymer raw materials and are

    • easily recyclable
    • safe for food
    • household use
  • Achieved by eliminating additional costs for applying the label by the customer’s production, whether it be an automated line or manual labor.
  • The use of IML technology ensures the protection of goods against counterfeiting: due to complicated technological process, it is impossible to counterfeit the packaging.
  • As manufacturers of IML technology are interested in customers satisfaction, they will not participate in counterfeit production. As a result – additional protection against counterfeiting occurs automatically. 

  • The soldered label has a single monolithic adhesion to the surface which minimizes the risk of damage to it, provides increased resistance to mechanical, chemical and temperature stress.
  • It is resistant to moisture, heat, microwaves, scratches, does not crack and does not form folds.
  • Flexibility and resistance to humidity, heat, cooling, deep freezing and microwaving.
  • The injection-molded label becomes a kind of reinforcement that helps the packaging container to cope with deformation loads that occur during storage and transportation (e.g., falling of the container)
  • EVOH barrier minimizing transmission of oxygen into the container and extending shelf life.
  • Durable surfacing eliminating peeling or curling of the labels caused during transportation.

IML label types

Information for client

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