IML is coming into favor with many consumer packaging OEMs because of the many advantages and benefits that it offers for containers of different shapes including:
• Photography quality decoration
• Packaging security and protection from counterfeiting
• Elimination of secondary operations (and related scrap)
• Reduced lead times
• Eliminate inventory between molding and decoration
• Capability to quickly and easily change graphics
With the label being the same material as the containers, counterfeiting by removing the label and inventory serialized barcode is nearly impossible. Additionally, sustainability is enhanced because the label and container can be recycled together, thus eliminating the steps of label removal, sorting and cleaning prior to recycling.