The IMA Group at CPhI Milan 2021

IMA Group at CPhI Milan 2021


CPhI Worldwide is a not-to-be missed event for the whole pharma supply chain and, for many, the highlight of the calendar year.

At CPhI Milan 2021, visitors will have the chance to discover what’s new from IMA for pharmaceutical companies. IMA’s specialists will be glad to outline the latest and innovative technologies for processing of pharmaceutical and biomedical products, complete packaging lines, advanced solutions for handling and assembling parts in the medical industry.

Visitors will also have the chance to experience IMA ZERO in person. This is the Corporate project IMA launched in 2019 with the ultimate goal of minimizing the environmental impact of industrial manufacturing, promoting and creating a working and living habitat that always puts people centre-stage.

In this CPhI edition, a dedicated IMA ZERO Green Corner will be showing the new frontier of pharma green packaging and applications in terms of recyclable and biodegradable films, sustainable plastic materials, paper tray and paper wrapping solutions – just to name a few – which represent IMA’s concrete commitment to sustainability. The spotlight for the pharma market is on IMA NoP (No-Plastic Program), one of the four pillars of IMA ZERO, that promotes eco-friendly plastic substitutes for the packages manufactured on the Group’s machines.

Hall 10 – Booth M21

On show, MACRO PWD, powder macrodosing machine

MACRO PWD is an automatic intermittent motion machine designed to dose powder, granules and milled products in glass or plastic bottles and jars. The machine is the result of over 50 years of experience in pharmaceutical powder filling with over 100 machines successfully installed worldwide. Able to satisfy the current safety and handling requirements, MACRO PWD is available in three different configurations: D and 2D, monobloc versions with one or two dosing units and a single or double closing group, and the 4D version with four dosing units to dose up to two different types of powder in the same bottle.

The powder dosing system features the consolidated auger technology, which guarantees extreme precision and product safety, even in the case of long production cycles.

The machine ensures accurate and clean filling, easy access to the working area and can be equipped with open RABS for powder containment. A 100% check-weighing system for direct control of net weight during the production cycle is also available.

IMA Pharma: the expert for pharmaceutical industries

IMA is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines and complete lines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Thanks to a high technological profile, the company offers tailor-made solutions to satisfy the most sophisticated requests of the market, thanks to its three highly specialised divisions: IMA Active (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA Life (Aseptic Processing & Freeze Drying Solutions), IMA Safe (Packaging Solutions). IMA Automation designs and manufactures advanced technologies for handling and assembling for various sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry.

IMA Active offers a complete range of machines for the processing of oral solid dosage forms: granulation equipment, tableting machines, capsule filling machines with a wide range of filling and control systems, capsule and tablet coating machines in perforated pan and solid wall, capsule and tablet weighing machines, product handling and washing systems. After years of study and observation, IMA Active has also taken steps towards Continuous Manufacturing with the US company CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals either empowering batch technologies with the IMA Active Research and Development team. In May 2021, IMA finalized the acquisition of the American Company Thomas Engineering, leader in the coating sector from over 50 years. The result is the newly established Thomas Processing, that aims to become the overseas Center of Excellence for coating under the auspices of IMA Active.

IMA Life which includes the production sites of IMA Life Calenzano, IMA Life Pharmasiena, IMA Life North America, IMA Life Beijing and IMA Life Shanghai, offers a comprehensive product portfolio including vial and ampoule washers, depyrogenation tunnels, aseptic and non-aseptic liquid filling and closing machines for vials, ampoules, cartridges and Ready-To-Use components, aseptic and non-aseptic powder microdosing and macrodosing machines. Further to these, IMA Life supplies containment solutions, including Restricted Area Barrier Systems and isolators, automatic and semi-automatic vial loading and unloading systems for freeze dryers, industrial, pilot, laboratory freeze dryers, lyophilisation process developments and continuous aseptic spray freeze drying technology. Last but not least, labelling machines for vials, ampoules, shaped containers, Blow-Fill-Seal single-dose containers and cartons. Blowing machines, depackers, external vial and ampoule washers, tray loaders and other ancillary equipment are also available.

IMA Safe, which includes the production of IMA Safe Swiftpack, IMA North America (IMA Safe Nova), IMA Safe, IMA Safe PG and Perfect Pack, designs and manufactures complete lines for primary and secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. In particular, IMA Safe supplies a complete range of blister packaging machines, counters for capsules and tablets, tube fillers, deep thermoforming machines, horizontal and vertical cartoning machines, as well as complete end-of-line solutions designed thanks to IMA BFB: from over wrapping, to case packing to palletizing. IMA Safe also offers, thanks to the acquisition of Perfect Pack, complete lines for packaging in thermo-sealed sachets and stick packs.

IMA Automation is the IMA Group sector composed of leading companies in the assembly industry, which designs and manufactures advanced technology lines for handling and assembling parts for different application fields, with a long experience in the medical industry (drug delivery, diagnostics, surgical instruments, tubing sets and wearables). By continuously drawing on innovative technologies and on its comprehensive knowledge of validation processes, IMA Automation can provide engineered solutions that support medical devices projects at every stage of product development.

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