Patent Number: 8,871,135

Title: Labeler and a labeling method for labeling plastic bottles in a blow mold, in particular in a rotary blow molder

Abstract: A labeler for in-mold labeling of plastic bottles as well as to a labeling method for use of the labeler, including that a transfer star wheel and a transfer device of the labeler move the preforms and the labels in a transfer region towards one another in such a way that a respective label is only affixed to a circumferential subarea of a perform. In this manner, the label can be inserted in the blow mold in a particularly fast and reliable manner and excessive stretching of the label during blow molding can be avoided.

Inventors: Hausladen; Wolfgang (Moetzing, DE), Popp; Christian (Regensburg, DE), Britten; Werner (Kehlheim, DE)

Assignee: Krones AG

International Classification: B29C 49/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00