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In-Mould Labels (IML) are pre-printed Polypropylene labels, which takes the shape of the container post being directly injected into a mould. This process results in uniting the label and the mould together. There are three processes for moulding In-Mould Labels, and the most widely used process is discussed below
Inject Moulding IML- As the name suggests, it is a process where heated molten plastic is injected into the mould, which after cooling down takes the shape of the mould or container. In layman terms, it can be said that the decoration of the product takes place in the mould itself. The plastic polymers automatically fuse with the mould, making itself a part of the product container.
In-Mould Labelling is a miraculous technology that enables design flexibility and productivity advantages over traditional post-moulding labelling. The use of multiple colours, effects, and textures in a single operation makes it a highly versatile labelling option. Let us see some of the benefits provided by In Mould Labels.
In Mould Labels haves gained immense popularity through the past couple of decades, and today we can see numerous industries actively showing interest in this technology, including food, beverage, cosmetics, healthcare, pharmaceutical and even automotive industries. It can be used for a myriad of applications, some of which are as follows-
There are a dozen ways in which IML Films can prove to do wonders to your packaging; which is why the market for In-Mould Labels is expected to grow exponentially.
Cosmo Films is one of the most successful manufacturers of Films for In-Mould Labels. Its IML films have a low static charge which offers better dust resistance, better stacking for robotic arm pick up and good machinability. The low-density product offers good orange peel effect. The standard films’ structure is designed in such a way that it offers sparkling gloss to the printable surface and a better bond with the container through its matte surface. The film also offers high opacity & whiteness index. Cosmo Films have also launched a transparent version of its In-Mould Label Films, which are specially designed to offer in-mould label customers requiring ‘no label look’ and high transparency for their labels.
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