In-Mold Labeling (IML) is a process that replaces the old, labor-intensive process of applying peel & stick labels post molding. Labels can be applied in the molding stage either manually for small runs or at lightning speeds utilizing robotic systems. In large volume jobs, adding labels to a 16-cavity mold can take as little as 3 seconds. Along with the labor savings advantages, IML also provides a label that is integral to the substrate material. In other words, it won't scratch off! In recent years IML has been sweeping the packaging and enclosure industries due to its anti-scratch characteristics. Liability issues due to removable safety warnings on toys, appliances and consumer packaging have been reduced sharply. IML is a versatile process that can be used on a variety of products.