in mould labels is a process in which the in mould film is placed inside the mould during the manufacturing of containers by blow molding, injection molding, or thermoforming processes. This is done at high pressure where the pre-heated plastic is injected when the mould opens, and hence it is decorated with the label. This label is an integral part of the final product and the print stays dazzling on the product for life long.
According to a new report published by Reports Monitor titled, “In-mold Labels (IML) Market By Material, Printing Technology, Printing Ink, Molding Technology & End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018–2025,” the in mould labels market is growing rapidly from 2018 to 2025.
In another report by in mould label market by Technology (Injection Molding, Extrusion, Thermoforming), Material (PP, PE, ABS, PVC, Others), Printing Technology (Flexographic, Offset, Gravure), Printing inks, End Use (Food & Beverage, Consumer Durables, Automotive) – Forecast to 2020″, the market for in-mold labels is projected to grow from USD 2.58 Billion in 2015 to USD 3.23 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 4.54%.
Designed using the finest quality raw materials and state-of-the-art technology, it offers the print and die cutting technology for in mould labels which are designed and formulated using the industry norms. These in mould labels designed by the company are known for their precision, high quality and super adhesive property. These labels are custom designed and delivered in varied sizes and specifications. Since the products are designed using highest standards of printing quality, it assures better product and promotional presentation. Through proper communication, collaboration and stringent maintenance of standards and specifications along with the supply chain, we have carved a niche in the market because of high quality in mould label films.
Features of the In Mould Labels:
Smooth finishing in-mould-label for oil industry
Excellent Printing Re-production
Excellent adhesive property
Precise die cutting ensuring consistent application
Durable and stain resistant performance
Improves container’s strength
Allows faster speeds on your filling line
Can be printed in up to 9 vibrant colours
Elimination of separate labeling process, lowers cost upscale graphics with more graphics panel space
Benefits of In Mould Labels
The biggest advantage of using in mould label is the freedom from glue residues, wrinkles, blisters. The label is stretched on the container in a perfect manner.
It is one of the quickest and cost effective methods to change the design of the label.
This process is environment friendly and easily recyclable because the container and the labels are made from one and same material.
In mould label delivers manufacturing economies and efficiencies without sacrificing the aesthetics of the product packaging.
The labels are made from PP film which is an excellent medium for high resolution and photo-realistic image reproduction.
It’s a single step process for both the molding and labeling of the product. This ensures the security of the pack because it is not possible to remove or replace the label which is permanently bonded to the pack.
These in mould labels are quite hygienic to be used for the food products, since they are environmentally friendly and easily recyclable.
It helps to give quite a different and distinct identity to your product and set it apart from rest of the product in the market during sale.
Since they are moisture and temperature resistant and hygienic, it makes them an excellent solution for plastic packaging for frozen or refrigerated products.
Applications of In Mould Labels
Food and beverages
Paint pail industry
Oil, grease and lubricant pail industry
Agriculture and seeds industry
Personal care products
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