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In Mould Labelling (IML)

IML (In Mould/Mold Labelling)

What is In Mould Labelling?

IML (In-Mould Labelling) is the integration of the label with the packaging during the injection process.

In this process, the label is placed into the IML injection mould, then melted thermoplastic polymer combines with the IML label and takes the shape of the mould.

Thus, production of packaging and labelling are performed at the same time.

In Mould Labelling (or decoration) offers a branding opportunity providing mouldings, off the press, with full graphics and functionality such as unbroken surfaces with living switches and display windows.

In Mould labelling, IML, Injection moulding, Injection Moulded Plastic

Efficient & Effective Product Marking (using In Mould Labelling.)

As a specialist in automation solutions we are well established within the field of In Mould Decoration. 

The process itself provides tangible process efficiencies and full surface wrap with graphics. The ‘A’ surface of any product can take on the surface property of the films such as Antimicrobial, Hard coat or antiglare. 

IML process can be applied with blow moulding, injection moulding and thermoforming technologies. Today, In-Mould Labelling has become preferable because of the several major advantages by many sectors such as food, industrial pails, chemistry, health etc.

db automation Ltd as part of the PCE GROUP  have developed several automated IML solutions for products based on different levels of durability. The machines we design enable you to brand and market your product.

Our durable IML solutions provide a labelling system for mass production, with capabilities that can be adapted to recycled materials, and new polymers.


The IML process involves applying a pre-printed polypropylene label onto the surface of a container or lid at the time of manufacture. 

The label fuses into the container, to exact parameters, creating an attractively decorated finished unit that cannot be removed or peeled.

Contact our Sales Team, or complete the contact form to find out more about how IML can create an automation solution for your product.

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