I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE SPA
Via Emilia, 428/442
40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia (Bologna), Italy
IMA Group is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, tea and coffee. IMA’s mission is to invest in technologies that will improve the quality of life on the planet, reduce food waste, increase access to more effective drugs and allow greater respect for the environment.
Building on its skills and renowned reputation as a packaging machinery manufacturer, IMA will lead WP6 (Scale-up and Demonstration), aiming to drive the industrialisation of the developed bio-based solutions as sustainable, innovative packaging materials.
“My studies have always been on biopolymers, so being part of this project is both personally and professionally very stimulating. I hope that together we will be able to develop and scale-up revolutionary materials for a more sustainable future in packaging.”
Get to Know Our Partners
Led by Stockholm University, Bio-LUSH brings together research, industry, policy, scientific and technical leaders in a consortium that includes VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Institut technologique FCBA, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, InoSens, Paperplat, Spinnova, IMA, UNILEVER, XYLEM SERVICES, AB ENZYMES, and Empa. Through a user-centered approach, Bio-LUSH prioritizes close collaboration and testing with end-users throughout the design and development process. This dynamic consortium is committed to delivering practical results that meet the evolving needs of industry, providing optimal responses for maximum impact.
Bio-LUSH unites universities, research organizations, and commercial entities to drive sustainable fiber conversion from biomass. With multidisciplinary expertise spanning biology, chemistry, materials science, and more, we develop innovative solutions. Collaborations with industry leaders and end users ensure alignment with market needs and drive real-world impact. Together, we are transforming the biobased industry for a sustainable future.