RPC Bebo-Plastik has begun manufacturing packs using its in-mold label thermoforming (IML-T) technology after having installed a line in its Bremervörde facility in Germany.
These custom-molded containers are made for Germany’s Mozzarella producer Goldsteig, as RPC Bebo-Plastik is finalizing new orders.
The IML-T is designed enable food manufacturers to create branding and on-shelf differentiation using lightweight and barrier benefits of thermoformed packs.
IML-T applies pre-printed labels to a container during the thermoforming process, meaning intricate, multi-colored designs in up to eight colors can be incorporated to achieve a better level of finish and greater coverage than with direct printing.
Labels can be applied to any container shape and the same system can handle different packaging shapes and weights.
“We have seen a huge amount of interest in IML-T since we launched the technology at Interpack earlier this year,” says Robert Steinmeijer, RPC Bebo’s sales and marketing manager.
“Typical applications have included spreadable products, snacks and a number of replacement projects for can and glass, indicating the flexibility of the technology in meeting a huge range of product and branding requirements.”