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Extended IML-T technology from RPC Bebo Plastik provides high-quality decoration options

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Design & Innovation IML-T tubs In-Mould Label Thermoforming RPC Bebo Plastik

IML-T —in-mold label thermoforming) lids from RPC Bebo Plastik are tops for quality.

RPC Bebo Plastik has extended its pioneering In-Mould Label Thermoforming (IML-T) technology and developed a concept that includes the production of lids with the enhanced quality decoration which In-Mould Labeling offers (see image above).

Using conventional lid forming machinery and with the ability for existing lid tools to be modified for IML-T manufacture, the introduction of the new technology provides food manufacturers with a cost-effective means of creating high impact packaging for premium branding and on-shelf appeal in competitive markets.

RPC Bebo Plastik first introduced IML-T tubs in 2014, bringing additional quality decoration opportunities to the thermoforming sector.

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. In addition, IML-T for lids allows a more precise label positioning than conventional off-mold labeling, and different lid weights can be produced from the same tooling.


The extension of this technology to lids now delivers a complete pack solution, with lightweight containers, high output lines and competitive tool costs offering an excellent return on investment.

“This is a natural development that reflects the success of our IML-T technology,” explains RPC Bebo sales and marketing manager Robert Steinmeijer. “Customers can create effective product differentiation and brand enhancement across our range of convenient, consumer-friendly food packs.”

Typical applications for IML-T packs have included spreadable products, salads and snacks, including a number of replacement projects for cans and glass.

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