Two Types Barrier IML Labels: Oxygen Barrier and Light Barrier

Both Oxygen Barrier IML and Light Barrier IML labels are applied using the In-Mold Labeling technique. By offering these two types of labels, Thermopak Indonesia aims to provide packaging solutions that cater to the specific needs of products requiring oxygen or light protection. These labels enhance the overall quality and longevity of packaged goods, ensuring they reach consumers in optimal condition.

Here’s an explanation of each type:

  • Oxygen Barrier IML

Oxygen barrier film (label) is designed to protect packaged products from the ingress of oxygen, gas, aromas, or odors. Oxygen can negatively impact the quality and shelf life of certain products, such as food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. Oxygen barrier IML labels are constructed using materials that have high oxygen barrier properties, reducing oxygen transmission rate (OTR) and preventing oxygen molecules, gas, aromas, or odors from permeating through the label and reaching the product inside the packaging. This reduction in OTR helps to maintain the freshness, flavor, and quality of the packaged goods over an extended period. Oxygen barrier IML labels, whether white or transparent, are particularly beneficial for perishable or oxygen-sensitive products, ensuring their integrity and prolonging their shelf life.

  • Light Barrier IML

Light barrier film (label) is specifically engineered to provide comprehensive protection against sunlight and/or UV-light. These labels act as a visible and invisible light barrier, effectively reducing light transmission by 99%. By incorporating materials with high opacity and UV-blocking properties, light barrier IML labels shield packaged products from the damaging effects of light exposure, especially ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Additionally, these labels help prevent the intrusion of gas, aromas, or odors, further safeguarding the product inside the packaging. The use of light barrier IML labels ensures that light-sensitive products, such as light-sensitive chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and beverages, maintain their quality, potency, and effectiveness throughout their lifespan, minimizing the risks of degradation, color changes, loss of efficacy, or unwanted gas, aromas, or odors.