At ULMA, we offer a wide range of machines and automation projects for packaging all types of mask

Apr 07, 2021
Our experience in medical and pharmaceutical products allows us to offer packaging solutions that guarantee the highest performance and adapt to masks of different shapes and with various fastenings

Prior to 2020, surgical masks were part of the work uniforms of doctors, surgeons and healthcare personnel, but measures taken to protect against the coronavirus have made them an essential product. The United Nations, which last year distributed more than 210 million units worldwide, calculates that the business generated by this product came to 240 million euros in 2020.

The pandemic has caused demand for this product to reach unprecedented levels, and here at ULMA, we responded by expanding our range of Medical and Pharmaceutical services with packaging solutions that meet the highest sector standards and guarantee the reliability and safety of the final product.

Machines and automation projects for all types of mask

ULMA's packaging machines make it possible to combine different materials and customise the final packaging to adapt it to the characteristics and specifications of any type of mask, regardless of its shape and size, or the type of fastening it uses.

We also have a wide range of technology solutions, which allows us to design automation projects. In this case, the masks are taken off the production line and ULMA groups them and feeds them into the packaging machine, either individually or as a group.

Flow Pack wrapper with automatic feeding system for face masks

Flow Pack wrapper with automatic face mask feeding system


Our machines can be used to package in individual format and in groups, and they are able to package the safest masks against Covid-19: surgical and FFP2 masks. Epidemiologists calculate that they offer between 94% and 95% protection against the virus, which has led countries such as France and Germany to prohibit the use of fabric or home-made masks and make this type of mask mandatory in certain public areas, a decision that has had an immediate impact on sales figures.

Specialists in medical and pharmaceutical products

At ULMA, we are specialists in packaging sterilised products and medical devices and we offer all kinds of Medical and Pharmaceutical solutions that meet the strictest sector standards. They are comprehensive and fully automated solutions that include everything from the handling and loading of the product to it being packed in boxes and on pallets, and they can be used with plastic materials, aluminised film, medical paper and Tyvek to protect the products from microorganisms and humidity. We offer our customers the packaging technology that best suits their product: Flow Pack (HFFS), Flexible and Rigid Thermoforming, Vertical (VFFS), Traysealing and Shrink Wrapping.

The resulting packages can include easy-open systems such as pre-cuts and grip holes to improve functionality, and they adapt to the shape and characteristics of each product. The option of using different materials in the same machine or even the same package makes our solutions incredibly versatile. It is also possible to incorporate technological systems for labelling and coding that guarantee traceability with all the data that must be included on the product, such as the batch number, serial number or barcodes.

Our Medical and Pharmaceutical catalogue contains packaging solutions for single-use disposable plastic devices; medical textiles, gauzes and sponges; injectable products; medical devices designed for surgery and examinations, such as drills, scalpels and prostheses; and products designed for sale in pharmacies that require economical packaging in cartons or boxes, or that need some type of mechanical protection for over-the-counter sale.