Innovative solutions to convert and pack face masks and respirators, safe production of disinfectant wet wipes and sustainable solutions for the recyclable packaging of nonwovens will be presented by IMA at the IDEA 2022 in Miami, FL/USA, from March 28-31, 2022. IMA Group, Ozzano dell’Emilia/Italy, covers the tissue and nonwoven market comprehensively the IMA Tissue&Nonwoven cluster of 5 companies. These offer complete lines for wet wipe and face mask converting and packing and for the nonwovens packaging markets.
A new stacking and bagging machine for the sustainable packaging of baby and adult diapers, light incontinence and bed underpads will be presented by IMA TMC – Tissue Machinery Company, a specialist in the field of nonwovens packaging. D-Namic offers a very compact footprint and features high-speed output up to 75 bags/minute. The machine can run with either plastic or paper-based films, both recyclable and in accordance with sustainability practices. Completion of the line is reached with TMC’s bundler: D-Bund is the diaper bundler tailored for up to 12 cycles/min, overwrapping diaper bags in neat, tight, completely sealed bundles ready for transport and distribution.
For face masks and wet and dry wipes, Teknoweb Converting will present the IMA Face 400 and IMA Face 400D, the converters dedicated to the production of surgical face masks and respirators (FFP2/N95). Solutions can be seen for 3-pieces respirators with exhalation valve at high speed as well as machinery for IPA alcohol disinfectant wipes, compliant to the explosion proof regulations. The raw materials sustainable and dispersible solutions offer up to 300 stacks/min.
Flow wrapping solutions dedicated to innovative, re-sealable and attractive packs are covered by IMA Ilapak. Delta WW OF-HSX, a flow wrapper for wet wipes is suitable for sustainable packaging, running up to 170 packs/min with traditional laminated films and up to 130 packs/min with fully recyclable materials.
IMA Zero is the foundation of the Group’s sustainable development program. Its aim is to minimize environmental impact in industrial manufacturing through various programs. IMA NoP (No-Plastic Program) fosters plastic-free and sustainable, compostable or biodegradable packaging solutions. For this purpose, IMA has established the OpenLab: a series of laboratories where material technologists study, develop and test compostable and recyclable materials to be used on its packaging equipment.