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Presentation
May 11, 2022

At its German headquarters, OPTIMA is investing in a state-of-the-art facility with over 4,000 square meters of space for assembly

As part of its 100th anniversary celebration on May 05, 2022, the Optima Group inaugurated the CSPE Center II. This way, the Optima Pharma Division is expanding its production area for assembling, commissioning, and qualifying pharmaceutical filling lines by over 4,000 square meters. Additional new office space has also been created. Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann traveled to the site especially for the inauguration.
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Filling line assembly
April 12, 2022

OPTIMA pharma is expanding its service presence in the USA by opening a service hub in North Carolina

The Optima Group's Pharma business unit is massively expanding its service presence in the USA. The number of service personnel in the U.S. will triple between 2019 and the end of 2022. Mid-2022, Optima will be opening a new service hub in Knightdale near Raleigh, North Carolina. The service hub will be offering comprehensive services, systems' sales and spare parts, along with training. Optima’s goal is to expand capacity to meet the needs of pharma customers.
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Sleeve bag
January 20, 2022

Packaging for the future

IDEA will be held in Miami from March 28 to 31, 2022. It is one of the most important industry meetings of the year for Optima's Nonwovens business unit. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials to design the packaging concepts of the future. There will also be a welding station on display that will further improve the packaging design of hygienic products. Another focus is on sustainable packaging solutions for a functioning circular economy.
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3D printing process
January 12, 2022

New format parts within hours

One of the world's largest cosmetics groups is looking for quick and agile solutions. New cosmetics are expected to be launched within days. “Due to a market that is strongly driven by influencers, we need quick response times,” according to the headquarters in France. The average delivery time for format parts is, however, actually eight to twelve weeks. Optima is supposed to manage that in just a few days. We are taking on the challenge.
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50th Optima Bundler for Hayat
November 15, 2021

OPTIMA supplies 50th bundler to Hayat

Hayat, one of the leading FMCG companies (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) based in Turkey, offers products in the hygiene, home care, tissue, and personal health categories that reach over 100 countries. Optima and Hayat have worked closely together since 2003, and in 2021 this culminated in the delivery of the 50th Optima bundler.
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Markus Irle (left) and Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Häfner
November 3, 2021

OPTIMA collaborates with LANCOM Systems to develop a novel VPN solution for machines

The Optima Group from Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, has joined forces with cybersecurity specialist LANCOM Systems to develop a new type of VPN solution for machines and systems. As a result, it is now possible to establish an even more secure connection with the systems installed at the customer's site and maintain them remotely. The solution, which is the only one of its kind on the market, allows for VPN connections monitoring, protects the machine network at the customer's site with a firewall and is particularly user-friendly.
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paper packaging
September 27, 2021

OPTIMA has co-developed the first paper packaging for feminine hygiene products

The Optima Group has developed a paper packaging for sanitary napkins in collaboration with a global consumer goods group. This is the first paper packaging to be used in this market segment, and it has received the German Packaging Award 2021.
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Hypebox
September 20, 2021

OPTIMA and AMOTEK will be presenting solutions for optimal packaging design at the Index 2021

With the Index, a very important trade show for the paper hygiene market will again take place in presence. For Optima Nonwovens, a reason to put the focus on perfect packaging at the trade show. That's why Optima’s slogan at the trade show is “Packaging at its finest”.  Optimal packaging design is essential in the area of paper hygiene. Together with the Italian subsidiary Amotek, Optima will be presenting expert solutions for optimal packaging design such as an innovative welding station. The Index will be held from October 19 to 22 in Geneva.

Insights

Microdosing at its finest

Microdosing at its finest

A range of test formats are used in diagnostics to detect acute infection and prevent the uncontrolled spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. At the Marburg site, Siemens Healthineers have recently started a very high quality PCR test on an OPTIMA ImmuFill®. This machine achieves high precision reagent dosing into containers from a dosing volume of 50 µl upwards, and these are then closed and labelled.
March 30, 2022
Retrofit as an opportunity

Retrofit as an opportunity

When systems have seen better days, action is needed. Often numerous parts in the control cabinet are outdated. Once central automation components such as the control system have been discontinued, the clock starts ticking. A timely retrofit avoids a costly total breakdown. And it opens up the opportunity to benefit from the possibilities of digitalization.
February 24, 2022
Green packaging not green-washing

Green packaging not green-washing

Sustainability is a future-oriented issue. The way forward is being set today, and it requires interdisciplinary strategies. It is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel. Two sustainable packaging solutions co-developed at Optima are proof of this. One solution received the German Packaging Award, the other is in the running for the Innovation Award for Climate and Environment by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
February 17, 2022
Assembly and packaging system

The start of a new era in bone cement

Heraeus Medical is pursuing ambitious goals. Based in Wehrheim near Frankfurt am Main, the company consistently advances the development of bone cement and has constructed a new building to do just that. Their new bone cement system, manufactured using an assembly and packaging system from Optima Automation, makes work simpler and safer.
January 17, 2022
A new aesthetic for paper hygiene packaging

A new aesthetic for paper hygiene packaging

The paper hygiene products market and its packaging are undergoing massive change. There are three main drivers behind this, says Oliver Rebstock, the Managing Director of Optima Nonwovens. Is there urgent need for action?
January 13, 2022
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

o-com Magazines

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
12 | 2019

o-com pharma / life science 12|2019

Insights and Perspectives on Industry Trends
Enthusiastic participants at the Pharma Forum 2019
High-tech for Cells
Optima develops a production facility for cell and gene therapeutics
07 | 2019

o-com consumer / nonwovens 07|2019

Linked production with OPAL
Violeta on the road to becoming a smart factory
Digitalization at Optima
Interview with Dr. Georg Pfeifer and Joachim Dittrich
02 | 2019

o-com pharma / life science

CSPE
How pharmaceutical companies are going into production more quickly
Digitalization
Jürgen Rothbauer presents his digitalization strategy in an interview

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