Marbach Tool Manufacturing (Werkzeugbau) supplies customers worldwide with thermoforming tools for the packaging industry. As a result, the company can be found at trade fairs around the globe. This was also the case at the 9th International Plastic Fair (IPF) in Japan which took place from 24th to 28th October 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
Almost 800 international exhibitors presented their products and services for the plastics industry on 54,000 m² of exhibition space. The main focus was on raw materials and additives, injection moulding and thermoforming machines, components and tools, as well as production and further processing. The fair, which is held every three years, attracted around 45,000 visitors.
Thomas Reinhardt, Director of Sales for the Asian region at Marbach: "For us, the IPF in Tokyo was a complete success. With the company Gabler, our partner for many years, and from whom we recently purchased an M98 Maxx for our Heilbronn Headquarters, we had a joint stand on site. This was, of course, very practical, since it was possible to utilize mutual synergies and showcase ourselves with our combined competence. All our Japanese customers visited us at the fair. So, we were able to hold many interesting discussions and deepen our customer loyalty. The feedback from the visitors was consistently positive. For these reasons, we plan to be there again in three years."
There are many rotary machines for die-cutting corrugated board. The machines of the Japanese machine manufacturer Mitsubishi are currently making inroads in Europe. These machines place completely new demands on the tool technology used. Marbach has met the challenge and developed tools specially designed for these machines. For maximum productivity in rotary die-cutting.
The Joint Venture between Marbach and the Chinese machine manufacturer Masterwork has begun. Since July the company has been producing in China under the name Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Die Cutting Tools Co. Ltd., manufacturing cutting-dies for the national market. Besides its production in Malaysia, Marbach now has a second anchor in Asia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese cigarette and folding carton industry.
Marbach supports its customers’ performance in their production. One customer who can confirm this is Manuel Nieto, Technical Manager at Quimica Comercial in Ecuador. Marbach and Quimica Comercial have been working together for two years. With great success. And with the support of Marbach, Quimica Comercial has been able to significantly increase its productivity.
In May Marbach presented its new hand-held device for inserting nicks in cutting rules. Since then, the marbanick|2 – which is the name of the new Marbach product – has been an outstanding success. With the new Marbach hand-held device, the size of the nick can be optimally adapted to the requirements of the user. The insertion of the nicks in different thicknesses is fast, safe and controlled.