Canadian Plastics

IPL unveils thinwall container with IML, invests in N.B. plant

Que.-based manufacturer IPL Inc. has introduced a new thin-walled round packaging container with in-mold labeling (...

June 2, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Que.-based manufacturer IPL Inc. has introduced a new thin-walled round packaging container with in-mold labeling (IML) graphics, available in three different sizes. The IML Round container is aimed at the specialty dairy product category, which includes dips, sour cream, cream and cottage cheese, and specialty yogurts.

According to the company, the container is 10 per cent lighter than its current injection molded products.

The project requires a $4.3 million investment at IPL’s Edmundston, N.B., facility, which includes the addition of an injection press, robots and molds to produce the containers and lids. Although IML Round containers are already available in limited quantities, the new equipment will be fully operational by November.

“Appealing packaging is vital in the specialty product retail market and our IML Round container will stand out at point-of-scale through its unique characteristics,” said IPL president and CEO Serge Bragdon. “IPL can therefore establish a profitable niche in the North American specialty dairy product packaging market estimated at $200 million.”

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