IMA equipment group sets its sights on Gulfood Manufacturing showcase
The Italian-headquartered IMA equipment and industry solutions group has confirmed its presence at this year’s major Gulfood Manufacturing event in Dubai, reports Neill Barston.
Having showcased a number of systems at the PPMA Total event in Birmingham, UK, this week, the business has set its sights on the Middle East market with its series of automatic processing and packaging lines.
As the business explained to Confectionery Production, it has set a strategy of acquiring additional businesses within the sector to further enhance its overall machinery portfolio.
According to the company, its exhibition a the 2022 edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 8-10 November, (Stand S3-D34), also focuses on its work researching and developing new sustainable packaging styles and materials as well as Industry 4.0 products and services.
Its range of systems includes processing technologies (mixing, granulation, tableting and coating) to a full array of primary packaging solutions to pack gums, soft, chewy and hard candies and jellies, coated sweets and chocolate bars, tablets and pralines.
These include wallets, cartons, tins, blisters, jars and bottles; stand-up cartons also for chocolate and nougat and any flexible pack style (from Doypacks to block bottom and quad seal bags, and pillow bags). Secondary packaging or end-of-line solutions come in the form of overwrapping, stretch and shrink wrapping, top and side-loading cartoners for display boxes, wrap-around tray packers, multipurpose cartoners, side-loading, top-loading and wrap-around case packers, and palletisers.
As the business explained, in addition to its turnkey packaging solutions, the company also has particular experience in providing customers with a full consultancy service helping them achieving their commitment to sustainability both creating new, smart, sustainable packs and developing and testing new generation materials.
This is delivered through its OpenLab group-wide network of technological laboratories, supported by testing areas, dedicated to the research on sustainable materials, technologies and production optimisation processes.