Your O-COM consumer/nonwovens December 2021

Dear readers,

Shaping the future is a task that we at Optima focus on daily with great dedication and commitment. In almost 100 years of our company's history, many generations of employees have found the right answers to the topics of their time.

Today this diversity of topics is greater than ever. Sustainability, digitalization, high quality with utmost (cost) efficiency as well as rapidly changing markets and expectations of consumers often need to be achieved in equal measure. In this edition of our customer magazine, read about the innovative packaging solutions which have been realized exactly in light of this. Even fuel cell production will be brought to the next level with Optima technologies from now on.

And once more these solutions demonstrate that a company thrives on the creativity, reliability and the expertise of its employees – and that future issues hold great opportunities. That was already the case during the founding years and still applies unchanged today. That is why our motto for 2022 is “100 Years of Future”. Thank you for your ongoing trust and partnership. Let's continue this success story together.


Dr. Stefan König
Managing Director OPTIMA packaging group GmbH


Page Topic
6 Our news in brief
The hot topics of the Optima world at a glance
8 Pioneering!
How Optima Nonwovens is responding to new packaging trends
12 Coffee capules are booming
Robust global development, divergent local trends
16 Green packaging, not green-washing
Unmixed packaging materials are ideal for recycling
20 The new OPTIMA FS1 is here
Flexibility for new types of packaging, suited to customer needs and the job market
26 New format parts within hours
3D printing supports flexible cosmetics production
28 Retrofit as an opportunity
A new control system ensures system availability
30 Get into production even faster
Modularity is the norm with the highly adaptable OPTIMA Moduline
32 Masks as a miracle of partnership
When 56 new types of plants are built in twelve months
36 A joint success story
Optima delivers the 50th bundler to Hayat