IML thin-walled cups

An ALLROUNDER 720 A in the "Ultimate+" performance variant produces four thin-walled IML round cups with a wall thickness of just 0.37 millimeters in a cycle time of 3.95 seconds. In the resource-efficient application, special emphasis was placed on material-saving component design and energy efficiency.


The all-electric machine working in combination with Injection Compression Molding (ICM) improves the energy footprint by 20 percent while significantly reducing the component weight.

Process reliability

The assistance functions of the GESTICA maximize process reliability and minimize mold wear – tangible added value for you!

Recycling by type

The IML cup can be recycled by type after use. The special "Next Cycle IML" label can be completely separated from the cup during the recycling process.

Injection compression-molded IML thin-walled cups

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An electric ALLROUNDER 720 A in the "Ultimate+" performance variant achieves very high injection volume flows and injection speeds of up to 400 millimeters per second thanks to the high-precision servo motors from sister company AMK. The direct-drive machine features a particularly high power density.

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Injection Compression Molding (ICM)

Injection compression molding is used to produce the thin-walled IML round cups from PP mono-material. The process uses much less injection pressure than conventional injection molding and is able to work with mold temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius instead of 12. In contrast to thermoforming, no pre-produced foils are used and no stamping waste is produced.

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Turnkey system

Integrated into the production cell for the packaging industry is a side-entry robot from Brink that inserts the labels, and removes the finished cups and stacks them on a conveyor belt. Four molded parts, each weighing 12 grams and with a wall thickness of just 0.37 millimeters, are produced in a cycle time of 3.95 seconds.

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Thin-walled parts, IML products, screw caps? Our packaging machines combine FEM-optimized mold mounting platens, precise mold movements, high filling dynamics, short injection times and high plasticizing flow rates.

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