What is In-mold label (IML)

In-mold label (IML)


What is IML?

IML – in-mold labeling (IML) is a pre-decorating technique used for blow molded bottles as well as injection molded and thermoformed containers or other plastic objects.


In-mold labeling (IML) is very different from other labeling techniques because in-mold labels (IML) are ejected into the mold before the molds are closed; they are embedded into the wall of the container during the molding process.




What is In-mold label (IML) film?

IML – in-mold labeling (IML) film is a layer of paper or plastic that is used the in-mold labeling process. The in-mold labeling IML film is placed inside the mold as the container itself is being formed.




Advantages of in-mold labels (IML)



l  The material of the  In-Mold labels (IML) and the container are similar. Recycling is easier, reducing the cost and improving the value of products.


l  In-Mold labels (IML) improves the containers abrasion resistance, high temperature resistance.


l  In-Mold labels (IML) can improve the barrier, water-proof, moisture-proof of containers.


l  The conventional decorating labels for containers such as pressure-sensitive labels, shrinkage labels and self-adhesive label all have a next process. The in-mold labels (IML) process eliminates the labeling step and all associated equipment and labor costs.



In mold labeling (IML) printing machine project



Hsing Wei’s rotogravure printing machines are fully compatible with in-mold labeling (IML).


We have expertise in the printing industry since 1979, and are eager to help in any possible way!


For more information regarding in-mold labeling (IML) rotogravure printing machines, please contact us at sales@hsingwei.com.

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