With the in-mold labeling (IML) business in North America starts to grow as more brand owners explore their options with this technology, new challenges have also grown. To help meet the growing demand for IML systems and solve the challenges that can arise with these sophisticated molding manufacturing cells, a new company has been formed.
FAME Technology Solutions LLC, located in St. Charles, IL, was formed by a group of partners, headed by Managing Partner Taras Konowal, who has a long career in the IML business. “As the market for IML applications grows there are many new players or even some existing players who do not understand the complexities of assembling an IML cell consisting of the mold, the molding machine and the automation involved, which is resulting in delays and other start-up problems which are harming the whole IML business,” says Konowal. “Brand owners see these problems and begin to doubt the benefits of IML, asking themselves ‘do we really want to do this?’”