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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: Optima Machinery Corporation July 20, 2012 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Red Dot Award for Optima >>

OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH (Schwaebisch Hall / Germany) is one of the winners of the renowned Red Dot design award. The prize was awarded for the ‘IS band’ machine status display.

OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH

OPTIMA RTP 25 – Integrated stretch palletizer for nonwoven products >>

Nonwoven products are lightweight, compressible and sensitive. In addition, their dimensions vary within certain tolerances. The unfavorable results of traditional palletizing methods are unstable stacks. We have four good reasons to switch to a palletizer specifically designed for nonwovens.

OPTIMA filling and packaging machines GmbH

Perfume: You can’t get it any more customized >>

“You are unique, a distinctive personality. Why wear another’s perfume?” It is rare that a customer develops a marketing idea that requires a completely new machine concept – and that the concept comes to fruition. Soaring into a new dimension, Kugler set a successful example for the cosmetics sector.

OPTIMA consumer GmbH

Interview with a Project Manager at Baxter Pharma Solutions >>

Maik Schettlinger was the project manager at Baxter Biopharma Solutions in Halle (Westphalia) for this project. As project manager in Baxter’s Technology & Engineering Department, he is responsible for engineering projects, new investments and any technical issues on site.

OPTIMA pharma GmbH

Beads of wisdom - Explosion protection in microdosing and processing >>

It doesn’t save the world, but the Kugler system is responsible for ensuring that even diagnostic agents at risk of explosion can be filled and sealed safely. That required a number of precautions. The project has other innovations too.

OPTIMA pharma GmbH


Tamper evident banding system

The SPC-300 System from Tripack uses a 360 degree shrink band support system to apply large layflat shrink bands to round and rectangular shaped containers at speeds up to 200 ppm. ...Read more

Bar-code verifier

TruCheck Optima from Webscan is a hand-held bar-code verifier that provides a balance between precision and field of view, which allows for larger bar-code verification while maintaining accuracy with each scan. ...Read more

Low-profile, multi-purpose filler

Flexicon’s new Multi-Purpose Filler provides dust-free filling as it dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags, by weight. ...Read more

Weighing terminal

Mettler Toledo’s new ND246 weighing terminal for general purpose transaction weighing supports five applications in total—over/under checkweighing, inbound/outbound vehicle weighing, peak weight measurement, animal weighing, and counting. ...Read more


Roll-fed labeler eliminates hot melt

Adhesleeve from P.E. USA is an easy-to-use, eco-friendly labeling machine that uses white or clear pre-glued roll-fed films with thicknesses lower than the films typically used on classic roll-fed labelers. ...Read more

Oxygen-sensing technology

Photonic BioSystems, Inc. has developed new technology for measuring oxygen non-invasively inside sealed packages for food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, and electronics applications. ...Read more

CIJ printers with smart features, specialty inks

Domino Printing Sciences has increased the capabilities of its A-Series i-Tech range of continuous Ink jet printers to include intelligent production-enhancing features and the introduction of new specialist and custom inks. ...Read more

Piece count feature on weigher

CombiScale Inc. has added a piece count feature to its PrimoWeigher combination scales that allows packaging based on quantity instead of weight. ...Read more


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