IML Xperts, a service provider and turnkey supplier for complete IML systems, is exhibiting for the first time at Fakuma 2014, where it is unveiling its 3D Full Cover IML for manufacturing fully decorated containers made with cost-effective standard equipment.
With the new development of ‘3D Full Cover IML’, IML Xperts says it is “considerably expanding” the spectrum of carton geometries and the decoration options available using the IML process. A production line for 3D Full Cover IML is being presented at Fakuma in conjunction with Weidenhammer Packaging, a supplier of containers.
What makes it special, says IML Xperts, is the fact that these new types of containers can now be efficiently produced in an industrial environment immediately, due to the combination of standard IML automation (manufacturer: Waldorf Technik) and standard IML tool technology (Roth Werkzeugbau), complemented by expertise in the design of labels and in process parameters.
"The manufacturing costs for 3D Full Cover IML are no higher than for conventional IML cartons, but the attractiveness for the consumer is significantly higher. Higher sales, better profits, that is the direct result for the food manufacturer and the supplier of containers,” explained Holger Kast from Waldorf Technik.
With the equipment required reduced to standard components, the investment for 3D Full Cover IML is lower than previously available from individual niche suppliers, says the company.
The entire process from product design, via test quantities all the way to the commissioning of production systems including professional project management, is offered by IML Xperts as a package.