IML Process

IML Process



In-Mould-Labelling known short as IML or InMould is a method to decorate plastics, resulting in the most efficient and effective for plastic packaging producers, as it can be used in a wide range of sectors: food, automotive, warehouse, medical and industrial.

This Technology is different from a traditional decorating process like Digital Printing, Flexography, Letterpress, Offset, etc., that involves an additional process or steps in the production chain.

The IML production system consists of placing a pre-printed polypropylene (PP) label into the mold at the same time that the raw material is being injected, resulting in the generation of the finished article during a single step manufacturing process. As this process is very exact, is carried out by high-speed and precision robots specially designed for this purpose.

The application of Inmold technology to your packaging has several advantages over conventional decoration techniques:

  • Elimination of the post-production process of decorating and therefore its time and cost.
  • High-quality image.
  • Outstanding durability.
  • Wide range of design and graphic options.
  • Environment-friendly product generation: package and label compatibility facilitates recycling. 
  • As the finished article is then removed from the mold by a high-speed robot the hygiene of the product is maintained.


Enelkon is ready to advise you from the earliest stages of your project planning on the best way to achieve your vision based on the available options: type of IML robot, labeling or label type, system parameters, or anything else! Thanks to our high-speed and hi-tech-precision robots, the manufacturing process is much more stable, which means a decrease in manufacturing time and an increase in sales growth. With our experience, we can help you to develop the most suitable solution to place your brand at the forefront of the market. 

Use our expertise to get the maximum impact of your products!