In a market as demanding and quality-oriented as the personal care sector, IMA with its vast experience and technical expertise spanning over five decades can offer the most effective solutions and cater to the widest possible needs.
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.
Filling and capping
Form fill and seal
Handling and Assembly
Cartoning and tray packing
Shrink and overwrapping
Case packing and palletizing
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’s technologies dedicated to the nonwovens converting cover a full range of processes to manufacture Personal Care items, such as wet and dry wipes, 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.
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 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.
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 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.