The Personal Care industry is a multifaceted and vibrant sector. To succeed in this dynamic field, it is fundamental to be totally in tune with consumers and their sentiments. It’s about not just meeting but anticipating their needs, staying agile in a landscape where trends can change overnight. Moreover, a forward-thinking perspective must incorporate sustainability as a core principle. This means adopting eco-friendly practices, minimizing waste, and considering the social impact of products and services.
To achieve their ambitious goals, companies require agile and versatile production capabilities, along with suppliers who embrace their objectives and wholeheartedly align with their approach.
This is where IMA comes into play. We stand alongside these companies, enabling them to navigate the market with unparalleled flexibility in production, customized solutions, comprehensive process and packaging lines for their products.
With a global sales and support network, we are always by our customers’ side, offering leading-edge technologies while keeping an eye on future developments.
Within the diverse array of products encompassing the Personal Care sector – including cosmetics, fragrances, personal hygiene, and cleansing items – IMA offers technologies tailored to suit each category. From processing to packaging, we have solutions designed to match the unique requirements of every product. Just as our customers take great care in enhancing personal well-being, IMA places the same level of attention and precision on product handling and automated processes, ensuring excellence at every step of the way.
In IMA, technologies make up a comprehensive alphabet capable of formulating complex sentences with coherent and assertive language. This is because the extensive technology ecosystem allows for a wide variety of advanced technologies, designed to provide customers with complete product lines, from processing to final packaging.
+ IN TUNE WITH MARKET NEEDS
Technology is merely the ultimate expression of a lengthy and intricate process of understanding the market. Above all, it’s about being tuned into the real needs of the customer. It means entering their world, living it day after day, by their side, and evolving with them, designing solutions that are the answers to questions not yet articulated.
+ ONE-TO-ONE SOLUTIONS
Every product is unique, every project is unique. In our view, customer management should also be unique and tailored to achieve the best outcome. Experience is crucial in this regard: it allows us to learn from the past and understand what is repeatable because it is effective, and what is, and must remain, special.
+ PIONEERING SUSTAINABILITY
All of IMA’s work in the personal care sector is designed with a focus on sustainability; from the ability to package products with sustainable materials (recyclable, recycled, compostable) to the reduced energy consumption of the machinery itself. We have been studying materials and their production performance for many years, championing those having the least possible impact on both the environment and our customers’ businesses. Sustainable is not a compromise.
+ TOMORROW’S BENCHMARK
We believe in the transformative power of excellence, passion, and innovation. IMA’s journey is fuelled by an unwavering commitment to providing our customers with nothing less than the very best. We have faith in the limitless potential of a forward-looking vision and the ability to build upon past achievements, using them as stepping stones for a brighter, more progressive future.
If you want to know more or just have any curiosity, get in touch with our sales network. An expert will come back to you personally.
As a global partner, dealing with packaging requirements coming from countless market areas including pharmaceutical as well as food & beverages, IMA ensures the perfect combination of creative flair and industrial common sense to devise optimal turnkey solutions responding to manufacturers of Personal & Home Care items who are obliged to set new trends and evolve within a fast-moving market. Flexibility, customised solutions and a wide range of processing and packaging equipment, together with a highly professional worldwide service network, are the ingredients which will help our customers gain a competitive advantage.
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Sustainability, easy-of-use, marketing differentiation, these are only a few drivers for the development of innovative and eco-friendly products. From powder-to-lather shampoos to body and face cleaning tablets, with IMA processing equipment the manufacturing of waterless products has never been so reliable and efficient.
Powder handling, mixing, granulation and compression. Over the years IMA solutions have demonstrated excellent performance with a number of different applications thanks to the know-how, or better the know-why behind the technical solutions themselves. Besides, IMA technologists are ready to support you in the development and optimization of processes and products both at our laboratory and at your site.
IMA Active knows all there is to know about mixing, granulation, tableting and coating.
Today, we make that knowledge available to the personal and home care industry with a world of tailored solutions.
Together we can optimise your processes and innovate your products.
IMA’s technologies dedicated to the nonwovens converting cover a full range of processes to manufacture Personal Care items, such as wet and dry wipes, wet mitt and bathing gloves, and cosmetic facial masks.
From the raw nonwoven material into the finished product, IMA converters can perform multiple folding types (length-fold, cross-fold, single rolled and bucket rolls) at very high-speed.
Machine capabilities are characterised by a wide range of substrates (including the most delicate and demanding), reel type (single or semi-jumbo) and process/product controls, to guarantee maximum levels of performance, reliability, and compliance with the strictest sanitary specifications.
Filling is probably one of the most critical aspects of Personal Care packaging. The cosmetic sector is highly image sensitive and the packaging of the final product has to ensure appeal for the consumer. The high quality standards required for packaging in this field have led cosmetic manufacturers to demand ever more reliable and trouble-free machinery and at the same time flexibility and versatility. With over 50 years’ experience in this field, IMA has the know-how and expertise necessary to guarantee premium quality with hundreds of machines and complete lines supplied to major multinational companies operating in the Personal Care sector worldwide.
Our professional tube filling experties: technologies born for the cosmetic industry
Experience is an important skill, but one that is not always put to good use in a world continually affected by sudden changes, especially in the technology sector. Because there is a risk of confusing it with tradition and conservative attitude. So yes, let us talk about our experience as an added value in everything we do.
IMA proposes a wide range of labelling machines to be included in complete packaging lines or as stand-alone equipment. IMA has dedicated maximum attention in developing specialised equipment, especially for the personal care market.
IMA’s flow wrappers and Doypack machines as well as Sachet and Stick packaging systems, are tailored to match Personal Care market needs and deliver maximum production flexibility and efficiency at each performance level. Thanks to its innovative range of machines, IMA can pack any kind of product requested by this industry such as: liquid soaps, facial masks, shampoos, detergent wipes, creams and product in powder and granular formats.
For the personal care market, IMA started its experience in the 90’s designing customized solutions for roll-on products. Following the market demand, IMA expanded its business areas and today it is able to offer tailor-made solutions for the handling and assembling of a wide range of personal care products, such as deo Roll-on, deo spray, jars, bottle, shampoo, soap, etc.
IMA is able to offer both standard platforms and customized solutions for the handling, demolding and assembly of deo roll-on, spray actuators and dispensers.
Among the assembly platforms, EVO FLEX ROTARY is the latest solution designed by IMA AUTOMATION, ideal for assembling large numbers of products, with several shapes and components.
Fully electronic, it’s quick to install, easy to configure and the best way for the market to respond to customers who are seeking for new levels of customisation.
EVO FLEX ROTARY features an innovative combination of torque driven turntable and servo-controlled pick & place for vertical, horizontal and tilting movements.
IMA cartoners have been specifically conceived for the needs of the Personal Care market, simple and easily adjustable machines complemented by tailor-made service packages. Both the horizontal and vertical cartoners are designed according to a modular concept allowing the necessary flexibility to package any cosmetic product at speeds of 40 – 350 cpms with superior product and carton handling thanks to the belt transport technology.
IMA, well-known for its compact overwrapping equipment ensuring ease-of-use and covering a wide range of speeds and sizes, also offers technologically advanced shrink-wrapping machines with dedicated solutions to handle difficult, unusually shaped products. Efficiency, flexibility and excellent product handling are the key factors which set IMA solutions ahead of competitive machinery. In-depth understanding of the specific demands of the Personal Care sector, together with tried and tested technologies for overwrapping and shrink-wrapping, is one strong reason IMA is able to partner customers with answers to today’s issues and winning opportunities for tomorrow’s objectives.
From wrap-around to side or top loading, all our models are conceived with reduced footprints, however assuring ergonomicity and easy operator access for any type of cleaning or maintenance operations. Our offer includes integrated case-packing and palletizing solutions in a compact structure and with an extremely simple pallet management thanks to the latest improvements in robotic technology.