IML (In Mould Labelling) is a technique where a pre-printed Polypropylene label is placed into the mould of an end product. In the case of our buckets and pots the label is placed directly into the mould during production as you can see in our demonstration video below. Molten Polypropylene is then added, where it fuses with the label. This results in the plastic packaging and the label becoming one.
Benefits of IML
In mould labels resist humidity and big changes in temperature making it the best solution to decorate plastic containers for frozen and refrigerated products. In mould labels are also scratch resistant, cannot crack and are not susceptible to wrinkles like a paper label.
IML can be modified very easily. If an ingredient or barcode changes the design of the label can be altered without needing to re-produce the whole design.
The printing technique ensures high-resolution images. All the sides of a container can be decorated with one single label.
IML is environmentally friendly
IML is good for the environment as the label and packaging can be fully recycled as they are made from the same material.