CCL Industries showed its latest In Mold Label (IML) innovations at the NPE2024 plastics show in Orlando. “IML is a rapidly growing decoration technology for packaging — not only in the United States, but globally,” said Dan Webb, head of IML plant of CCL in Collierville, Tenn., in a statement. “The label becomes an integral part of injection or blow molded plastic containers without the need for adhesives, typically using the same resin material as the container for easy recycling.” He noted that IML looks attractive on the sales shelves and stands out from the crowd of other products. “We will be showcasing examples of IML products to demonstrate the whole range of our capabilities — along with packaging examples of existing customers around the world to inspire packaging designers, technical packaging engineers and brand marketers,” Webb said. Last July, CCL acquired the privately owned Creaprint S.L., based in Alicante, Spain. Creaprint has more than 25 years of experience in IML. Creaprint recently invested into a new production facility where operations will relocate later this year. “Although we joined one of the world-leaders in labels and packaging, the IML footprint within the company remains relatively small,” said José Vincente Guillem, general manager of the CCL Spain IML plant, in a statement. “We see ourselves as an alternative and flexible premium provider for international and local brands that need a dedicated and reliable supplier that produces products using the latest technology.” 

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