What is IML?
The term “in mould labelling” is directly derived from the technique: a preprinted polypropylene (PP) label is placed in a mould. This mould has the shape of the end product, e.g. the shape of a butter tub. Then the molten PP is added to the mould. It fuses with the label, and while curing, takes the shape of the mould. Result: label and packaging become one.
Strong and hygienic: In mould labels resist humidity and big changes in temperature: 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.
Shorter production time and lower production costs: During the in mould labeling process containers are produced and decorated in one single step. Storage of blank containers becomes unnecessary, storage and transport costs belong to the past.
Why Choose ASTEORD for IML?
The side robots are ideal for multiple application requirements in various industrial sectors, from high speed pick & place to the most complex IML solutions. The side entry IML robot ensures specific and significant benefits throughout the cycle time, a quick start and offers remarkable productivity potential for customers.