April 24-30, 2008
Messe Düsseldorf Center
Düsseldorf, Germany


Hall 16 - Stands D13 - E16


Great visitor success at the IMA stand at Interpack 2008

The recent Interpack exhibition, the largest trade fair in our sector, ended in Düsseldorf on 30 April with a resounding success for IMA. The Group presented a number of new products for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea and coffee. 
The high number of quality specialist visitors to the IMA stand, included a very good percentage of foreign visitors, which underlined the achievement of Interpack and the importance of exhibiting at this event.
We recorded over 2,000 visitors with especially high numbers from Europe, Middle East, India, Far East and Central-South America. There were also visitors from emerging countries, who expressed great interest in the new IMA range of machines.
These are positive results, giving a considerable number of new contacts and the opportunity for new business, all of which rewards IMA’s commitment to the high quality of products and technology presented at the event.
Interpack presented the ideal opportunity to introduce the Group’s new organisational structure, which features four leading business areas in the main sectors: IMA Flavour (Tea & Coffee Packaging Solutions), IMA Active Division (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA Life (Aseptic Processing & Filling Solutions) and IMA Safe (Packaging Solutions).
One of the main objectives of this new set-up is to be more incisive in these pertinent sectors, while maintaining the focus on market requirements. This renewed image emphasises the values that the Group has built up over almost 50 years in the business: experience and reliability, a world-wide support and service  network, excellent ability to meet customers' requirements. These values enable us to act not just as suppliers but also as partners, proposing innovative solutions as well as high quality products.
The newly acquired IMA Edwards, the undisputed leader in freeze-drying machinery for the pharmaceutical industry, exhibited for the first time as part of the IMA Group and contributed to the success of this Interpack edition.

At Interpack 2008, new machines and complete lines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea and coffee on show at the IMA stand !

Tea and Coffee Packaging

IMA presented the new CA3, a monobloc machine for the packaging of coffee in both soft pods for the typical “American” coffee and hard pods for the traditional Espresso. Also on show, the C27 packaging machine for tea in ecological filter bags (knot technology) and equipped for the production of the new “Flip-Top carton”, a smart package with simple opening and closing at every use.

Solid Dose Processing and Manufacturing

On show a wide and innovative range of machines for solid dose processing requirements: the new Kilian Synthesis 700 WIP tablet press with Wash In Place system, the Zanasi Lab capsule filling machine fitted with a new microtablet dosing unit, the new Hermetica capsule banding machine for tamper evident sealing of capsules and the new highly flexible and reliable Perfima 500 perforated pan for tablet coating. Also available to view was the well-known Roto Cube high shear granulator and single-pot processor, and the TwinValve high containment valve system, both manufactured by Zanchetta.

Aseptic Filling and Freeze-Drying 
IMA was proud to have on its stand IMA Edwards, world leader in freeze-drying technology and now part of the IMA Group. On show a complete aseptic processing line for vials composed of a linear washing machine Hydra, a VHP sterilization tunnel Blue Galaxy, an in-line filling and stoppering machine Sterifill F2000 and an IMA Edwards automatic loading and unloading system to and from the freeze-dryer.

Among the novelties on show, was the Giant1 integrated blister line equipped with the new Touch&Change (Small Format Adjustment Drive), a system developed in collaboration with Sick-Stegmann. You could also see the new PG C102 compact blister and tray-forming machine.

Also on show, a complete line composed of the TR200 blister machine, the Dynamica cartoner and the new Sensitive 3T labelling and tamper evident machine. The complete line is suitable for the production of small and medium batches with a prevalence of single unit.

On the subject of tablet counting IMA showed for the first time the new Swiftpack Monopharm1 which is a true innovation. IMA also exhibited the Conta 150 vision inspection tablet counter.

The other line on show was composed of the Comadis CD180 tube filling machine equipped with a robot feeding system and the Flexa cartoner.

IMA presented for the first time the new CP50, side-loading case-packer suitable for the packaging of individual or bundled cartons into pre-glued RS cases. The machine has been specifically designed to handle small dimensioned cases at high speed.

Finally on show, novelties in visual inspection proposed by Tattile Antares Vision and an innovative solution for the production of blister on demand developed in collaboration with Hapa.

For more info:
Elena Lucchini (exhibitions@ima.it)
Exhibition Manager