DESIGNED FOR IML
Whether it involves a conversion from a dry offset process to IML, or for the design of new containers, it is important to understand the constraints related to the use of IML labels. This technology offers multiple advantages to brand owners and molders, on the condition that the right partners are available to carry out the projects and thus avoid extra cost. A container that hasn't been designed for IML may present challenges and require modifications in order to enable consistent production and ensure a product meets the industry's high level of quality.
The shape of the container is an important factor.« It often happens, when urgent delivery is required, that projects are submitted to us at a stage where design modifications are costly and provoke production delays. » (Francis Belleau, technical support for molders at Aspasie.)
Using an IML label will have an influence on a number of levels, including the shape of the container, the flow of the plastic, wall thickness, construction of the mold and, among other things; the automation of the project.
The involvement of qualified professionals in this field right at the start of an IML project will help get it off the ground on the right foot.