What is In Mold Labeling ( IML) ?
In-mold labeling is a pre-decorating technique used worldwide for
blow molded bottles as well as injection molded and thermoformed
containers or other plastic objects. Pre-decoration is the
application of a label to a container before it is filled with
Labels for injection molded IML do not require an adhesive on the
back side. The IML process eliminates the labeling step and all
associated equipment and labor.
In the in-mold labeling process, a label or applique is placed in
the open mold and held in the desired position by vacuum ports,
electrostatic attraction or other appropriate means. The mold
closes and molten plastic resin is extruded or injected into the
mold where it conforms to the shape of the object.
Why is in mold labeling is so popular?
Because In mold labeled containers offer these advantages:
1.Lower costs than other pre-decorating methods.
2.No extra labeling step or equipment.
3.In-case product filling and capping.
4.Increased packaging line speeds.
5.Reduces in-house container inventory.
6.Reduced container weight.
8.Better stain resistance.
9.Improved sidewall strength.
10.Better squeeze resistance.
Dakumar has offered more than 30 sets of turnkey project for in
mold labeling system. The in mold labeling system are including:
1.450ml round juice cup whole IML system to Uzbekistan : the cup
size is Up 95* 110mm , Bottom: 68* 110mm, thickness is 0.6mm, two
cavities cup mould with vavle gate, the mould size is 566* 366*
495mm, it run on DKM188 high speed injection machine and side entry
robot from Italy, the cycle time is 6 seconds.
2.250ml ice cream container whole IML system to Bulgaria: The
container up size is 139* 98mm, bottom size is 90* 65mm, Height is
45mm, two cavities container mould With valve gate, mould size is :
416* 256* 275mm, it run on DKM188 high speed injection machine and
top entry robot from China, the cycle time is 8 seconds.
3.10L paint bucket whole IML system to Egypt: The bucket size up
diameter is 358mm, bottom diameter is 318mm, one cavity mould with
point gate, the mould size is 616* 525* 398mm, it run on DKM500
injection machine and top entry robot from Italy, the cycle time is
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