ZERO Technology Tools

Oct. 13, 2021
Eco-conscious ZERO Technology tools from IMA Dairy & Food USA are designed for manufacturers hoping to transition their packaging to more sustainable materials.

Allowing for food manufacturers to easily break monomaterial multipacks into individual cups, ZERO Technology tools are designed for manufacturers hoping to transition their packaging to more sustainable materials.


Ideally suited to IMA’s Erca, Hassia, and Intecma brands of form-fill-seal machines, ZERO Technology utilizes a patented punch process providing high-quality cutting and precutting of PET, PP and PLA. This allows for easily breaking multipacks into individual units – a notoriously cumbersome process that has limited the use of eco-friendly, mono-material packaging materials in many applications.


ZERO Technology uses independent sleeves that allow cup design changes without the need to manufacture an entirely new thermoforming mold. The solution can be easily dismantled for hassle-free maintenance, which can significantly extend the mold’s lifespan while maintaining peak performance.


Notably, outfitting a formed cup with a PET lid and label creates a completely recyclable package for premium sustainability. In addition, the use of transparent monomaterials makes the product visible to consumers, enchancing on-shelf aesthetics.


Other equipment in the range includes special pre-heating plates, which can be easily dismantled for simple maintenance. Additional material savings can be realized by using special thermoforming molds that allow the use of thinner materials.

Heating Plates

  • Three-part heating plates
  • Removable system for simple maintenance
  • Reduced maintenance costs


  • Mobile cutting elements; all elements are interchangeable
  • Knives can be adjusted to the web thickness in a short time
  • Smaller change magazine - easier to change
  • Knives and four stars stamps interchangeable

Forming Moulds

  • Advanced cooling system
  • Format flexible (independent sleeves)
  • Removable lid
  • More stability due to better shaped cups
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance


  • IML (in-mould labelling)
  • Conical labelling
  • Two label heights with easy format change
  • Sticker