In-mould labeling is a process in which the in-mould film is placed inside the mould during the manufacturing of containers by blow molding, injection molding, or thermoforming processes. This is done at high pressure where the pre-heated plastic is injected when the mould opens, and hence it is decorated with the label. This label serves is an integral part of the final product and the print stays dazzling on the product for life long.
According to a new report published by Reports Monitor titled, “In-mold Labels (IML) Market By Material, Printing Technology, Printing Ink, Molding Technology & End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018–2025,” the In-mold Labels (IML) Market is growing rapidly from 2018 to 2025.
In another report by In-mold labels Market by Technology (Injection Molding, Extrusion, Thermoforming), Material (PP, PE, ABS, PVC, Others), Printing Technology (Flexographic, Offset, Gravure), Printing inks, End Use (Food & Beverage, Consumer Durables, Automotive) – Forecast to 2020″, the market for in-mold labels is projected to grow from USD 2.58 Billion in 2015 to USD 3.23 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 4.54%.