Sustainability is program

Sustainable technology

Optima machines have always been about sustainability, for example in terms of the machines' service life, process accuracy, and utilization of packaging materials, to name just a few factors. Today, we are going further still.

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Every detail counts

At Optima, we get right down to the nitty-gritty. We deal with issues like - What future-proof carbon -optimized materials can we use for our machines? Which partners can we source them from and what technology is used to manufacture them? What does recyclable machine design entail, and where are the opportunities to make use of recyclates? We thoroughly examine every single aspect of mechanical and system engineering, identify potential savings and implement, them. That's what sustainable technology is for us.

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Every detail counts

At Optima, we get right down to the nitty-gritty. We deal with issues like - What future-proof carbon -optimized materials can we use for our machines? Which partners can we source them from and what technology is used to manufacture them? What does recyclable machine design entail, and where are the opportunities to make use of recyclates? We thoroughly examine every single aspect of mechanical and system engineering, identify potential savings and implement, them. That's what sustainable technology is for us.

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Dominik Bröllochs
Dominik Bröllochs, Team Leader Sustainable Solutions, OPTIMA packaging group GmbH

Optima machines and systems have always been regarded as particularly efficient. Now we consistently check every single detail, from the raw materials used to the conditions in which they are used by our customers on their sites. That's how 'We care for tomorrow‘ is lived at Optima.

Dominik Bröllochs, Team Leader Sustainable Solutions, OPTIMA packaging group GmbH
Saving resources, optimizing efficiency
  • Saving energy
  • Production space
  • Efficient use of media
  • Highest levels of availability
  • Process accuracy
  • Maximizing life cycles
  • Sustainable machine recycling
  • Utilization of packaging material
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Saving energy

We have reduced energy consumption by 38 percent and heating time by 95 percent by adopting the latest sealing technology. Energy reduction is one of the key aspects of our new machine designs.

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Production space

Compact design means we can double output per square meter of production area. At the same time, production areas can become considerably smaller. An example of this is the OTIMA EGS. The footprint of this machine has been reduced by over 40 percent.

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Efficient use of media

During manufacturing, it is important to use media like gases and water as efficiently as possible. We have managed to reduce the use of inert gases to a minimum. Optimized CIP systems also ensure that only 70 percent of the previously required CIP water is needed.

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Highest levels of availability

Smart services maximize our machines' availability and reveal any production vulnerabilities. This reduces needless downtime, which makes production more sustainable.

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Process accuracy

Our high-precision "topping-up" dosing process reduces underfilling and overfilling of packages to an absolute minimum, thereby achieving an increase in output of 500,000 doses per year.

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Maximizing life cycles

Our digital services enable us to achieve maximum plant availability with optimized maintenance costs. It's what we call Reliability-Based Maintenance. This means among other things that the service life of wear and spare parts can be maximized. Rebuilding and overhaul programs mean that the equipment can be adapted to meet market needs, without having to be completely replaced.

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Sustainable machine recycling

Correct recycling of machinery makes a major contribution to resource conservation. Therefore, as a manufacturer, we offer the option of ending the life cycle of the machine sustainably upon request and returning the individual parts to the material flows professionally – for the sake of the environment.

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Utilization of packaging material

The optimal utilization of packaging materials is a key aspect of sustainability and TCO considerations. We increase the efficiency of material utilization by 39 percent by optimizing the configuration of die cutting modules.

Saving resources, optimizing efficiency

Saving energy
Save energy icon

We have reduced energy consumption by 38 percent and heating time by 95 percent by adopting the latest sealing technology. Energy reduction is one of the key aspects of our new machine designs.

Production space
Icon production area

Compact design means we can double output per square meter of production area. At the same time, production areas can become considerably smaller. An example of this is the OTIMA EGS. The footprint of this machine has been reduced by over 40 percent.

Efficient use of media
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During manufacturing, it is important to use media like gases and water as efficiently as possible. We have managed to reduce the use of inert gases to a minimum. Optimized CIP systems also ensure that only 70 percent of the previously required CIP water is needed.

Highest levels of availability
Icon Highest availability

Smart services maximize our machines' availability and reveal any production vulnerabilities. This reduces needless downtime, which makes production more sustainable.

Process accuracy
Process accuracy icon

Our high-precision "topping-up" dosing process reduces underfilling and overfilling of packages to an absolute minimum, thereby achieving an increase in output of 500,000 doses per year.

Maximizing life cycles
Maximize life cycle icon

Our digital services enable us to achieve maximum plant availability with optimized maintenance costs. It's what we call Reliability-Based Maintenance. This means among other things that the service life of wear and spare parts can be maximized. Rebuilding and overhaul programs mean that the equipment can be adapted to meet market needs, without having to be completely replaced.

Sustainable machine recycling
Icon Sustainable machinery recycling

Correct recycling of machinery makes a major contribution to resource conservation. Therefore, as a manufacturer, we offer the option of ending the life cycle of the machine sustainably upon request and returning the individual parts to the material flows professionally – for the sake of the environment.

Utilization of packaging material
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The optimal utilization of packaging materials is a key aspect of sustainability and TCO considerations. We increase the efficiency of material utilization by 39 percent by optimizing the configuration of die cutting modules.

One example from the world of pharmaceuticals

The LYOCS10 freeze drying system: Carbonemissions reduced by over 20 %

Resource-saving use of the medium in the washing process
Smart control of components in pumps and temperature control systems
Optimization of the drying chamber
Lyophilization machine
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Achieving climate targets. With OPTIMA Time for climate-friendly plants!

On request, we can determine the product carbon footprint (PCF) of your project, analyze it and reduce it using sustainable technologies. With a positive impact on your carbon footprint and the operating costs of the plant.

As regards the manufacturing phase, we examine all of the carbonemissions, from the mining of the raw materials to the machine that is ready to ship. The utilization phase begins when the machine is shipped and ends when it is recycled. During this phase, it also depends on the electric power mix used for manufacturing, the way in which the process media are produced, and the system's operating mode.

To ensure maximum transparency, the method of calculating the PCF of our machines has been audited by TÜV SÜD in accordance with ISO 14067.

Working together with you, we also analyze existing machines' carbon -footprint and assist you with a wide range of optimization measures.

Dominik Bröllochs
You would like to talk to us about your project or have questions about our scope of services? We are happy to be there for you.
Dominik Bröllochs
Team Leader Sustainable Solutions
Dominik Bröllochs
Dominik Bröllochs
Team Leader Sustainable Solutions
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