IML (In Mould Labelling)
In Mould Labelling is an efficient way to make a packaging more attractive and exclusive.
This technique was introduced in Europe in the 1970s and through continued development it is now possible to IML almost every type of packaging.
The process of In Mould Labelling works as follows:
- the design is printed on a PP foil and punched in the correct form
- robots put the fabricated labels in the injection moulding die
- the liquid plastic to form the cup/lid is injected in the moulding die
- during this process is the label is merged with the packaging
- the packaging with IML is finished and ejected from the moulding die
An advantage of IML compared to other printing or label techniques is that the packaging consists of one material, PP (mono material).