Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool Manufacturing) presented news from its product portfolio at the international conference "Thin Wall Packaging Cologne" from 4th to 6th December 2017. The Thin Wall Packaging Cologne conference has been a fixed event in the industry for many years. It brings together all manufacturers from the field of thin-walled plastic packaging who meet there to network, and to participate in lectures and workshops. Due to the positive response, Thin Wall events are now also being held in the USA and Asia.
In Cologne, Marbach presented a practical example of product development. In a lecture Marbach introduced the "Turner" to an international audience. The Turner is a thermoformed cup with reclosable screw cap. This is comparable to the well-known metal lid of a jam jar. What makes the Turner so special is that up to now, such closures could only be manufactured with complex tooling techniques that required compromises in product design. The Marbach solution is simpler. Because the Turner can be thermoformed with a standard tool with round cutting geometry.
The Turner has met with great interest in the market over the past few months and was the subject of a lot of discussion among the participants at Thin Wall Packaging in Cologne too.
In December 2017 Marbach introduced to the market its new cleaning device for corrugated board machines: the mplaten|cleaner. Since then, more than 10 of these devices have been sold. And further orders are in the pipeline.
The National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) takes place every 3 years in Orlando. The who’s who of the global plastics industry will meet in 2018 from 7 to 11 May. As a specialist for the production of thermoforming tools, Marbach will again be exhibiting there this year and presenting its latest developments.
For some time now Marbach has been offering pure edge technology for achieving clean visible edges in corrugated board. Many customers are now using pure edge. It has been shown that this technology not only provides clean visible edges for corrugated board packaging, but is able to do much more.
Already in 2012, the Heilbronn-based die-maker Marbach had established a location in the USA with its subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina. This company has been constantly growing and has in the meantime established itself in the American market. For this reason, Jan Brunner, CEO Marbach America, was invited to the Heilbronn House of Commerce on the 8th March as an expert at the themed evening "Germany - USA: Relationship wise". This event, organized by the German Graduate School of Management & Law (GGS), the Kreissparkasse Heilbronn and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Heilbronn-Franken, was about the economic and political situation in the USA and the relationship between the USA and Germany. But also about how this has changed - especially over the past year.