Product decoration technologies: in-mold labels

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In-mold labeling (IML) is a decorating technique used worldwide for blow molded bottles as well as injection molded and thermoformed containers, or other plastic objects. 

In-mold labeling is a process that allows for the decoration of plastic containers as part of the molding process. In simple terms a pre-printed paper, synthetic or film label which is placed inside the mold before the plastic is blown, injected or thermo-formed to produce a plastic bottle or tub.