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  • XEIKON

    We design, build, install and maintain complete digital printing solutions for labels & packaging, document & commercial and folding carton. The same goes for ThermoFlexX, our specialist in flexo and letterpress plate makers, and basysPrint, CTP for digital imaging of offset printing plates experts

  • CTP packaging

    CTP Packaging Europe is a marketing and sales company that is active in the In-Mould industry as well as in specialised packaging. Over the years we have gathered a vast knowledge and experience in the field of IML material, printing, die cutting and which materials to use for the various IML applications.

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In Mold Label

What is In Mold Label (IML)?
IML is a manufacturing process where a label is attached to a plastic container during the moulding process.
It eliminates the process of attaching a pressure sensitive label (PSL) and reduces the manufacturing time and cost loss as there is no use of adhesive. Reducing use of adhesive makes the product more environmentally friendly.
In mold labelling is not a label attached to the surface of the container but rather embedded on the inside of the container. Therefore, the finished product has a soft, smooth surface with a label that is not easily peeled off or susceptible to curling.
IML has recently been growing steadily in North America and Europe. IML is increasing its market share as a new trend in the labelling market with its improved durability and better-quality appearance.

FILMAX in-mold labels are divided into two product groups depending on the molding method.

  • Injection molding
    Injection molding is a molding method commonly used in small containers with lids.
    Since the plastic container is mainly made of PP material, it is made of white OPP film that can be attached to PP container.
    There are orange peel type and non-orange peel type according to customer preference.
  • Blow molding
    : Blow molding is a molding method commonly used in bottles or large containers.
    Since the molded container is mainly made of PE material, one side of white OPP film is made of PE extruded laminated film
    so that it can be attached to PE container. There are orange peel type and non-orange peel type according to customer preference.

Features of FILMAX IML

  • - Good performance in printing, cutting and blow molding.
  • - Because there is no static electricity, the sheets do not overlap or stick to each other during printing, and the squeezability is good.
  • - Excellent adhesion to the container and no curling.
  • - Excellent chemical resistance and oil resistance, so it can be used in many products.
  • - Flexo printing, gravure printing and UV offset printing are available.

IML production process

  • Blow molding
    Blow molding is a manufacturing method for molding containers like bottles. First, the label is placed on the inner wall of the open mold and molten parison is injected. When the mold is closed, high pressure air is injected into the parison and the molten plastic expands into the mold wall to form the mold. In this process, the plastic is attached to the label, then the cooled container is discharged and the process is restarted.

    process

    • 1. The label is placed on the front and back wall of the mold and it is fixed by the vacuum absorption of the mold wall.
    • 2. The molten parison is injected and the mold is closed.
    • 3. High pressure air is injected into the parison to inflate it. The expanded molten plastic is attached to the label.
    • 4. After cooling, the molded container is discharged.
    • 5. The process is restarted.
    blow molding
  • Injection Molding
    Injection molding is a manufacturing method for molding a container with a wide mouth like a cup. First, the label is placed inside the open mold. When the mold is closed, molten plastic polymer is injected into the mold. In this process, the injected molten plastic is attached to the label, then the cooled container is discharged and the process is restarted.

    process

    • 1. The label is placed inside the mold.
    • 2. The mold is closed.
    • 3. The melted plastic is injected into the mold and attached to the label.
    • 4. After cooling, the molded container is discharged.
    • 5. The process is restarted.
    injection molding
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