As in-mold labeling (IML) gets more attention and demand grows for the technology, one of the keys to success is the label. Printing company Verstraete, a global producer of labels for the IML technology, is partnering with more than 20 companies including moldmakers, IML automation and injection molding machine suppliers, resulting in seven systems using Verstraete’s IML labels in Orlando.
In order to guide the visitor through the different IML systems at NPE 2012, and to make sure attendees get the needed information, Verstraete is distributing a free IML booklet, available at www.imlbooklet.com. The guide booklet contains a full list of technical data on each IML system, as well as useful information about how to start an IML project and an overview on recent IML label innovations.
“We are really proud that seven systems at NPE 2012 will use Verstraete IML labels,” said Koen Verstraete, general manager of Verstraete, in a prepared release. “IML is really turning into a global plastic decorating technique. During the past few years we have seen a significant growth of the use of IML in both North and South America. We have been able to establish a market leader position today, and we expect IML to be a highlight at NPE this year.”
A team of IML label specialists from Verstraete will be available during the show at the seven booths showing multiple thin-wall packaging applications with IML, as well as the company’s newest innovations including Metallic IML labels and IML with light or oxygen barrier properties, which Koen Verstraete noted are getting a lot of interest from the market.