Judges pointed out the machine’s flexibility, which allows users to run different types of materials without having to change configuration
IMA Group’s HYWRAP20 has been recognised with a Best Packaging 2022 award, in the ‘Innovation and Technology’ category, during the IPACK-IMA exhibition.
The HYWRAP20 is an overwrapping machine designed to meet medium-high speed requirements and to enable the processing of different materials without sacrificing accuracy.
Judges pointed out the machine’s flexibility, which allows users to run different types of materials without having to change configuration.
The name of the machine is said by the company to describe a ‘flexible machine that can adapt to any type of material, whatever the final packaging requirement’.
The HY(BRID)WRAP is suitable for wrapping with paper, traditional plastic material (OPP), compostable and recyclable films, without changing its configuration or components depending on the material.
When wrapping with paper, for example, the machine does not require external gluing units, which would make the gluing areas inaccurate and increase the amount of glue required for sealing, consumption and maintenance costs. The glue is incorporated in a minimum quantity on the paper sheet, only in the necessary edge areas to close the packet.
The machine falls under the Group’s IMA ZERO project, in particular its ‘No-Plastic Program’.
IMA ZERO is an evolution of the company’s commitment to sustainable development, it says. The company aims to minimise environmental impact in industrial manufacturing, while promoting and creating a working and living habitat that always puts people and biodiversity at the centre.