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motion plastics for the
packaging industry

Compliance with the highest hygiene standards, precise and fast processing, and safety and reliability

Solutions in the packaging, food or beverage industry are mostly very sensitive. Special requirements have to be fulfilled, especially where contact with food is concerned. At the same time, packaging equipment must enable precise and fast processing combined with cleanliness and economic efficiency. Tuned to the specific needs of the packaging industry, such as food hygiene, FDA and/or EU compliance, we are able to provide you with our maintenance-free and lubrication-free machine parts made of high-performance plastics that help optimise your packaging machines.

New from April 2020


Six highlights in a four-minute video

Innovations for the packaging industry

Tech up, cost down - with new, food-compatible knife edge rollers for belt speeds of up to 1m/s.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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iglidur A350 filament  
Abrasion-resistant high-temperature filament

▲ Tech up

Up to +180°C, FDA-compliant, suitable for steam sterilisation

Up to 50% lower friction than with a PEEK filament

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and therefore maintenance-free

Costs 50% less than a PEEK filament

Find out more about iglidur A350

drygear Apiro modular gearbox system  
Modular robot gearboxes for lane adjustment

▲ Tech up

Worm gear with tribologically optimised material compounds

▼ Cost down

Cost-effective gearboxes made of polymer material

Fast conversion possible

Find out more about drygear Apiro

Strain wave gear drygear RL-S-17  
New generation of strain wave gears

▲ Tech up

Up to 50% higher efficiency

Lightweight and compact

▼ Cost down

Cost-effective due to use of polymer

Easy adaption as 5th axis in robots

More about drygear strain wave gear RL-S-17

Industry solutions

White paper: Kolsterising and tribo polymers  

White paper: Kolsterising and tribo polymers

Increased resistance to wear and corrosion for the packaging machines

Specifically in an industry reliant on quick, precise processing under hygienic and cost-effective conditions, the combination of kolsterising and high-performance polymers is expected to become the standard...

Application examples of our customers

User-friendly serialisation in very small spaces


  • All-in-one operating concept for fast and easy handling
  • Throughput of up to 600 pieces per minute possible (standard: 300 pieces per minute)
  • Space-saving unit for fast integration and operational readiness contributes to cost reduction
  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free drylin, iglidur and xiros products successfully in use

Sleevematic TS labelling system

Successful cooperation for more than 25 years

A wide range of igus® products are used in the Sleevematic TS. From lubrication-free drylin® plastic nuts in the belt station and sleeve brush, and drylin® profile guides in the inlet and outlet sensor, to drylin® SLW lead screw lift tables in the preliminary shrinkage process and for height-adjustment of the guide rollers.
Krones AG

Innoket Neo labelling machines

High precision and extremely high speed

In addition to corrosion resistance and hygiene, speed plays an important role for this machine as up to 60,000 bottles are labelled every hour. Lubrication-free drylin® W linear guides from igus® are used here.

Tubular bag packing machines

Easy to install and easy to clean

The company Hastamat from Germany uses igus® products for its tubular bag packing machines. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free drylin® linear guides withstand adverse ambient influences.
Hastamat Verpackungstechnik GmbH

Thermoformer "PowerPak"

Cost-effective, lubrication-free and requiring little maintenance

Resistance to temperature fluctuations and cleaning agents, as well as hygiene and cost-efficiency are important criteria for the selection of machine components at the company CFS. B. V. In this packaging machine, FDA-compliant iglidur® A180 bearings and temperature-resistant iglidur® X bearings from igus® are used.

Packaging industry sample box  

Free sample box for packaging machines!

See for yourself the quality of our products for packaging machines, ensure better machinery performance and lower your costs.

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Tested for media-resistance

Media-resistance test

Media resistance test in this test, several iglidur plain bearings are tested in water with a temperature of 50°C as well as in cleaning agents.


Glance into the dry-tech test laboratory in the industry's largest test laboratory, iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear technology are tested.


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