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virtual FAT
June 7, 2021

Virtual Acceptance Test at OPTIMA automation

Optima Automation has recently completed a comprehensive system to assemble blood collection tubes, including the dosing of additives. This consists of an OPTIMA BCT-200 processing line and an OPTIMA BCA-200 assembly machine. It was not possible to perform the Eastern European customer's Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with them being present at Optima due to the pandemic. The machine acceptance was carried out online and streamed live for the customer to avoid any risk of delaying the project.
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OPTIMA pharma CSPE Center II
May 28, 2021

OPTIMA is expanding its production capacities

The Optima Group is building another CSPE Center at its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, to be used for the assembly and comprehensive commissioning of pharmaceutical filling lines. This will expand the production area by around 46,000 square feet (4,300 square meters) and also provide new office space. At Optima Pharma's site in Gladenbach-Mornshausen (Hesse, Germany), the existing assembly hall for freeze-drying systems is being expanded by 50 percent. The investment is due to the high volume of orders received and ongoing developments in the Optima Group’s Pharma Division.
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INTISO isolator
April 26, 2021

The new INTISO from METALL+PLASTIC

The new INTISO integrated isolator from Metall+Plastic offers complete isolator protection for filling and sealing processes with a massive reduction in outlay. What sets the new isolator design apart is the elimination of an HVAC unit and the relocation of the cooling and ventilation units from the technical floor to the isolator plenum.
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Filling and closing systems for vaccine candidates
April 12, 2021

Annual Report 2020/2021 - OPTIMA continues its growth curve

The Optima Group closed the 2020 financial year with record figures. The consolidated revenue stood at over €420 million. The workforce increased to over 2,650 last year – also a record figure. To allow the Optima Group to continue to grow, construction work is scheduled for 2021 at the headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.
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Optima and Voith
March 30, 2021

Review of a round table with OPTIMA experts

At the end of March, the German trade magazine Packaging Journal invited readers to a round table discussion in cyberspace. The invited guests were Optima experts Dominik Broellochs and Ulrich Burkart (both Group Sustainability Managers), packaging consultant Carolina Schweig, and from the packaging industry Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs at Werner & Mertz with the well-known Frosch brand.
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Paper Packaging
March 24, 2021

OPTIMA offers sustainable packaging solutions for napkins

In 2021, Optima is continuing to drive its sustainability strategy forward. The company focuses on honest packaging solutions that take into account circular economy principles and deliver true sustainability. Paper packaging is one possibility.
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The Optima Consumer team, which played a leading role in the development of the OPTIMA EGS
February 15, 2021

OPTIMA EGS is awarded the International FoodTec Award

The innovative OPTIMA EGS machine concept from OPTIMA consumer GmbH was awarded the silver International FoodTec Prize by the German Agricultural Society (DLG). The OPTIMA EGS handles the fully automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of baby milk powder containers in the high-care room, and considerably increases production reliability. 
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Dr. Stefan König
February 8, 2021

Dr. Stefan Koenig becomes Managing Director at OPTIMA packaging group

On March 1, 2021, Dr. Stefan Koenig will become Managing Director at OPTIMA packaging group GmbH. Together with Hans Buehler (Managing Director/CEO), Gerhard Breu (Chairman, Optima Pharma Division) and Jan Glass (CFO), Koenig will be responsible for continuing the development of the Optima Group. The primary focus will be on products and markets.

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Catalent Against COVID: A Race Against Time

Catalent against COVID: A race against time

When the pharmaceutical industry started to research vaccines to fight COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, the concern that global manufacturing and packaging capacities would need to be increased arose almost simultaneously. At Catalent Pharma Solutions, a leading development and manufacturing partner to pharmaceutical companies, preparations began to boost vaccine production capabilities.
August 12, 2021

CSPE convinces in practical tests

CSPE reduces the time span between designing the system and the start of production. After numerous turnkey projects involving the use of the turbo booster, Gerhard Breu, Chairman of the Optima Pharma Division, takes stock and gives an insight into how CSPE will become even more effective in the future.
August 12, 2021
New INTISO

New INTISO

A new design for isolator technology: Metall+Plastic's INTISO is distinguished by the absence of an HVAC unit and the relocation of cooling and ventilation units from the mechanical floor to the isolator plenum. Even its modular construction is innovative. This article shows the advantages and practical application scenarios that result from this.
August 12, 2021

Flagship project for Bio-S strategy

The French pharmaceutical company Servier is expanding its business model. As it moves towards becoming a recognized player in oncology, as part of its BIO-S strategy it is investing in production capacities for biologics and small molecules. The greatest degree of flexibility possible is ensured by a MultiUse line that can fill injectable solutions into syringes and vials.
August 12, 2021
OPTIMA Zero L1

Modularity without limits

Optima's new Zero machine platform is the benchmark for high performance, flexibility and modularity. The OPTIMA Zero L1 configuration is used, for instance, to package feminine hygiene and light incontinence products.
March 9, 2021
The OPTIMA DS1 in production.

High-tech packaging for baby diapers

The young company Viet Sing produces high quality diapers. Happily, the demand for these diapers is increasing. To increase its capacity, the company invested in state-of-the-art German technology, the basic model DS1 from Optima Nonwovens for diaper packaging. The system, which was delivered two months after ordering, is extremely stable and reduces personnel costs by 50 percent.
March 4, 2021

o-com Magazines

O-COM PHARMA JULY 2021 EN
07 | 2021

O-COM PHARMA JULY 2021

A race against time
Safe vaccines faster thanks to CSPE and turnkey expertise

CSPE reloaded
The successful concept is getting even better
O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020 - EN
11 | 2020

O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020

A finger on the pulse of the future
System solutions for cell and gene therapeutics

Equipped for tackling COVID-19
New turnkey line for Adimmune
11 | 2020

O-COM CONSUMER / NONWOVENS NOVEMBER 2020

Robots master complexity
Fail-safe robotics enhance flexibility

Fast, flexible and sustainable
Turnkey line with technological highlight for Ahold Delhaize
O-COM Special Edition April 2020 - English
04 | 2020

Special Edition O-COM April 2020

The machine platform of the future
Innovation project for a short time-to-market

Highest security for baby milk powder
New "centerpiece" at Elb-Milch

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