In-Mold-Labels (IML) - Polypropylene labels are first printed and cut before being inserted into the mold. In the initial phase of the plastic packaging process, the labels are applied to the wall of the mold. During the production cycle, IML will become a fixed part of the packaging. With this plastics technology, there is a strong thermal load on the labels (about 180° - 230°) for about 2 seconds. Then followed by rapid cooling. For this reason it is necessary to use special foils, UV colors and varnishes. Most demanding packaging are considered through the autoclaving - packaging in which the food is sterilized.
Benefits against conventional labels:
- Economic - considerable savings during the production cycle. The packaging is decorated already during the production cycle. Needed is only local reprinting of variable data - batch number, date of manufacture or consumption - is needed. This totally eliminates the costs of one phase - the input costs for the acquisition of the labeling line, personnel costs for the operator, operating costs and maintenance of the technology. The logical impact is also the greater flexibility of the whole process and the overall acceleration of your own production. Starting already by purchasing the packaging in its entirety from one supplier and not "in parts" from the printers of self-adhesive labels and mills.
- Practical - increased resistance against abrasion and UV-radiation.
- Visual - high quality graphic output in case of offset printing compared to flexo printing used on self-adhesive labels.
- Eco-friendly - our products are fully recyclable
Fields of application:
- Food industry - spreads, pâtés, yoghurts, ice cream, margarines, flavorings
- Pharmacy - Drug containers, nutritional supplements, food supplements
- Other - drugstores, cosmetics, chemistry - paints, cleaning supplies and pastes