How bright is the future for thermoformed packaging with labels applied inmold? A chance encounter at last week's K show led to a long discussion with one of Kraft Foods' packaging experts. Based on developments in suitable labels, plus tooling and automation, he thinks T-IML holds plenty of promise.
MPW met Jameel Ahmed at the K show stand of tooling specialist Marbach (Heilbronn, Germany) as he was discussing Marbach's thermoformed tooling developments with Hubert Kittelmann, Marbach's VP sales. Ahmed is an associate principal engineer focused on R&D plus quality for the brand owner's grocery products' business. Marbach's stand at the show, which ended on Nov. 3, was dominated by inmold labeled packages, both injection molded and thermoformed....