What are in-mould labels?

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What are in-mould labels?

In-mold labeling is a process in which manufacturers place a pre-printed polypropylene label in the mold of the packaging during the manufacturing process. Hence, when the mold gives shape to the plastic packaging, it also adds the labeling to the packaging.

How does in-Mould Labelling work?

The term “in-mould labelling” derives from the manufacturing process in which a label is applied to a plastic packaging container. The label is placed within the mould as the container is being formed, instead of being applied to the surface of the finished product with an adhesive.

What is in-mould labels IML?

An in-mould label (IML) is a layer of polypropylene with your design on it. The polypropylene (pp) label is produced on a flat surface. This allows for endless design possibilities. The label is then integrated during the production of a pp bucket.

How are mold labels made?

The term “in mold labeling” (IML) is directly derived from the technique: a preprinted polypropylene (PP) label is placed in a mold that has the shape of the end product, e.g. the shape of a butter tub. Then the molten PP is added to the mold, fuses with the label and -while curing- takes the shape of the mold.

What is IML system?

IML (In Mold Labeling) is the technical process of labelling the product during the injection cycle. The IML system is superior to the classical method in terms of design flexibility and productivity, which ensures multiple-colouring, effect, texture, time and saving benefits.

What is IML material?

What is IML? IML is short for in-mold labeling, the most premium decoration option in the rigid plastic packaging industry. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS. The graphics are pre-printed onto a thin layer of polypropylene, the same material as the container.

What is IML process?

High-speed labeling. In the IML process, cut-to-size printed plastic films, the labels, are precisely inserted into the injection mould by a handling device. By applying a vacuum or static charge, the labels are fixed and then back-injected with plastic.

What is IML injection Moulding?

IML for injection molding means that the decoration of the product takes place in the mold. An IML label is inserted into the mold. During the injection process, the injected molten polymer fuses with the in mold label. The end result is a decorated packaging part, produced in one step.

What is IML plastic?

What is Inmolding?

In-mold decorating (IMD) or in-mold labeling (IML) is a process for decorating or labeling injection molded plastic parts or components during the plastic injection molding cycle.

What is Inmold helmet?

Summary: Helmets whose outer shells are bonded to the foam by putting foam beads and the shell in the mold together to be steamed while the foam expands are strong and use all of the available space in the shell. This can be a superior technique for making helmets. It permits larger vents, a mixed blessing.

How do you manufacture a helmet?

Let’s take a look at all the steps that go into the process of designing and manufacturing a helmet before it reaches you.

  1. Injection Molding the Child Parts.
  2. Buffing & Sanding.
  3. Painting & Decals.
  4. Attaching the visors and straps.
  5. Multiple quality checks.
  6. Packaging & Shipping.

How do you make a simple Mould?


  1. Plant your object at the base of the disposable cup, in a shallow bed of plasticine or clay.
  2. Mix the silicone thoroughly as per the instructions on the pack.
  3. Pour the silicone into the cup with your object and let it dry for 15 mins.
  4. Carefully use scissors to free the silicone mould from the plastic cup.

Can I mold plastic at home?

Molding plastic is a fun, inexpensive way to create unique pieces or replicas of your favorite items. You may purchase a mold or create your own custom molds out of reusable molding materials, silicone, and or plaster.

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