In-Mold Labels

In-Mold Labels

Take in-mold labels to the next level with metallic finishes.

Experience this in 3D

We don’t need to talk about how in-mold labeling (IML) applications can be notoriously tricky for you as printer, labeller or molder because you know better than anyone.

We also know that you’re looking for a reputable IML base supplier who truly understands how to support you to overcome any curveballs the IML process throws at you.

Luckily for you, we’re one of the premier producers of quality metallized films and papers for IML applications. While that’s great, what we’re proud of is our dedication to innovate and tailor our metallized solutions to interact perfectly with your IML application process.

  • Food containers
  • Household goods
  • Injection Mold
  • Blow Mold

Let us inspire you

We have asked a leading packaging design agency to create a brilliant example of in-mold labels with our metallized solutions. Then we developed a unique interactive 3D viewer so you can experience the appeal for yourself. Enjoy!

Laundry detergent bottle

Motor oil bottle

Coffee cup

Touched by millions of consumers. Every day.

We think global, but act local.

  • 4 plants around the world (US, BE, BR, IT)
  • 480 dedicated employees
  • 80 countries served
  • 40 years of experience

Our story

Functional

  • Reliable label solution that can match product durability
  • Suitable for use on packaging exposed to extreme temperatures
  • Surface provides fantastic resolution for printing and imagery
  • Compliant with regulatory obligations for various industries

Stylish

  • Capture attention with looks that set products apart
  • Offer brands exclusive features with finishes like holography
  • Give products high-end, high-value and desirable looks

Technical

  • Our support to ensure metallized paper label material is tailored to your molding process
  • Ideal material for use with custom or novelty bottle and container shapes
  • Back side surface based on IML type - blow or injection

Specifications

Index Value
AR Metallizing Pro support Included
Weight Up to 92 gsm
Custom Colors
Available in UltraShine
Available in Holographic
Available two sided coating
Reverse gloss
Print methods Gravure, Offset, Flexography, Digital
Ink advice included
Delivery Rolls, sheets
Recyclable 100%
Physical Prototype On request
Augmented Reality Prototype On request
Other finishes and options Contact us

Benefits for printers

Metallized IML can help you cater to a broader range of brands and customers by offering a label that's more commercially valuable and attractive. Our metallized IML:

  • Our metallized paper compatible with contemporary printing techniques
  • Runs efficiently on printing presses to maximize impressions per minute
  • Gain operational efficiency
  • Provides excellent surface characteristics for printing

Benefits for convertors

Our metallized IML help you reach new customers in the best way possible. Easy to work with, operationally efficient and helping your clients boost their sales, our products help you to:

  • Provide a reliable supply chain
  • Gain operational efficiency
  • Support market entry in the minimum timeframe

Benefits for brands

The way your product looks in-store is a key factor in its sale. Our product provides provable benefits for your brand: they give your customers the impression of a premium product. This helps you to:

  • Catch and retain consumer attention
  • Convey your brand is of superior quality
  • Differentiate your brand and products from the competition
  • Nurture brand connection

Features

Great looks

Leave a lasting impression with a label that has a smooth, high gloss surface

Excellent printability

Ideal surface to ensure excellent printing definition and clarity

Supports fast market entry

A reliable supply chain

Optimum print performance

Runs efficiently on printing presses to maximize impressions per minute

High-quality

Quality closely monitored through production process to offer reliable, high quality products

Safety and reliability

Meets all standard industry and regulatory requirements

Cost-efficiency

Strikes the perfect balance between economy and quality

Bold, memorable, metallic.

FAQ about In-Mold Labels

  • When it comes to labelling, brands choosing the right application for their products have one primary consideration in mind, and it’s no secret: they want a label that makes their product attractive on the shelf, with looks that convey quality, value and help set them apart from the competition.

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  • At AR Metallizing, we produce metallized solutions that ranges from 56 gsm to 150 gsm. It is compatible with all contemporary printing techniques such as offset, rotogravure and flexography. It offers a surface that is ideal for interaction between the paper and ink, which gives excellent printability, great definition and clarity and no dye bleeding on the final label. Metallized substrates are suited to all types of ink, such as solvent-based and UV curable.

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  • We’re not here to help you deliver a good label; we’re here to help you deliver a great one. We understand that if there are issues with any of the fundamental elements clients expect from a in-mold label they’re coming back to you looking for answers. At AR Metallizing, we’ve had decades of experience, and we’re highly skilled producers and innovators of metallized solutions – we’re some of the most proficient manufacturers in the business. We’re proud to consistently provide exceptional quality, and we undertake nothing less than regular and rigorous performance procedures on our papers. 

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  • As a kid, did you ever condense your breath on a mirror? We did. The art of metallizing is very similar.

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  • When it comes to metallized film for IML applications, quality is a key factor, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t further, crucial features that support the fantastic end result brands desire for their labels. Our metallized film is suited to all types of ink, and it offers a surface that is ideal for interaction between the paper and ink, which gives excellent printability, high definition and text clarity.

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  • IML is appealing today because of the high performance it offers in relation to the increasingly stringent food safety regulations. Brands can rest assured their containers are created in highly-controlled environments with minimal contact with unnecessary machines and additional processes for labelling. Our metallized labels are certified for non-direct contact with food, meaning that when used in conjunction with certain containers it is ideal for IML applications for both food and beverages. The surface of our paper offers great definition and clarity for printing, which also lends itself to ensuring that the relevant nutritional information can be clearly read as is usually required by law.

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  • While the market share of this relatively special labeling process has remained small but stable for a number of years, it now seems set to grow with a recent report even stating that by 2020, the in-mold labeling market share will be worth up to USD 3.23 billion. This is, of course, good news for printers, converters and the molders – increased demand from brands means further possibilities to gain new clients, perform more print runs and create more in-mold containers of various kinds.

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  • There are different methods for the label adhesion process required for IML.

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  • Branching into IML can be a daunting prospect for brands, especially to those for whom chemical or technical processes are more abstract (think branding or marketing departments, as opposed to research and development teams). To many brands, they need reassurance that their partners can deliver the quality IML they require, on deadline and with minimal issues, especially if the application means moving away from trusted processes and partners that they’ve used for some time.

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What's your story?

Looking for an IML solution that...shines a little brighter? We can help with our metallic foils and paper for IML applications. Let us know what you're looking for, and we'll be in touch.