In-Mold Labeling (IML)


IML is the process of placing labels into the mold so that they become part of the finished product. We have developed and patented a process for IML that does not require mechanical gripping of the label by the tool or in the mold, leaving a much cleaner surface on the finished part.

IML processes are increasingly popular because of their labor saving benefits. But equally important is their ability to produce a better part - with more accurately placed labels that adhere permanently.

Advantages of In-Mold Labeling:

  • Robot handles the process • Accurate label placement
  • Reduced waste
  • Constant cycle times
  • Label becomes part of the finished part - does not rely on adhesive
  • No edge to peel back for fingers to remove.

The SAS patented (U.S. P at. #6,416,706) Insert Mold System can be applied to other parts including metal inserts, cloth, and vinyl. Our EOAT makes your parts better with accurate placement of a permanent label at less cost with reduced waste and labor.

As one of the world’s largest suppliers of end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) and gripper systems for palletizing, you can trust our ability to provide you the components, installation training, technical service and troubleshooting to keep your operations on schedule. Call our sales team at 888-SAS-EOAT (727-3628) to request a quote.