Already used for some cheese products, in-mold labeling is poised for more domestic dairy applications
IML containers are quite common in Europe. The dairy case in a typical EU grocery store will have a variety of products that are in thin IML decorated containers. Plastic molders in Europe have been typically molding containers in lower numbers than domestic markets require. Recently however, U.S. plastic molders are taking the plunge, starting to manufacture IML containers and lids in the higher cavity molds required for the U.S. container market.