Since 2004 Marbach has been using a special technology to apply braille dots in the appropriate height on packaging. Marbach customers in Europe have been using the marbabraille technology successfully for many years and it has been proven thousands of times. More and more countries outside Europe are currently dealing with the topic of braille on packaging.
Application of braille on packaging is not a simple issue. Because there are different requirements for braille embossing: for the optically best result, the embossing of braille dots should be weak so that the paperboard material does not tear open. The higher the level of embossing, the greater the risk of the paperboard cover tearing open. For blind people, on the other hand, a certain minimum height of the braille dots is necessary so that they can easily feel the text with their fingers. Consequently, the application of embossed dots on packaging always represents a balancing act between attractive visual results and good readability for blind people.
Bernhard Reisser, Sales Manager at Marbach: "During the last few months our subsidiaries outside of Europe have also received an increasing number of inquiries. In South America the topic of braille is currently the focus of attention. As in 2004, when an EU regulation was issued according to which most pharmaceutical packaging was required to be provided with braille. At that time we developed our special technology marbabraille-elasto with compressive elastic embossing. With this technology, braille can be designed in such a way that it can be easily felt by blind people and yet the embossing does not leave any visible damage on the top of the packaging. This is the optimal solution for applying braille to packaging.
With the emergence of braille in other countries, braille embossing is becoming very relevant once again. Marbach has prepared for the additional demand and will offer its special braille solutions worldwide to its customers.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies not only supplies materials and equipment for packaging manufacturers, but also entire in-house dieshop concepts including the required equipment.
We are well-known for our extensive portfolio. Thus, we also supply the global plastics industry with cutting-dies. The high-precision Marbach steel rule dies are designed for use directly after the thermoforming process. Here they ensure the reliable separation of plastic cups and lids.
Marbach Die Supplies not only supplies materials, but also machines for cutting-die production. One machine that stands for the highest efficiency in diemaking is the mjet|1. This compact waterjet machine cuts the ejector rubber for a cutting-die automatically and with absolute precision.
With our blanking tool alublanker, we feature a tool in our portfolio that has managed to convince numerous customers. This is because the alublanker is not only characterized by its low weight, but also by its high productivity.
The alublanker is a high-precision blanking tool lower part, made completely from one piece and in one milling operation. The separating grid is made of aluminum and is completely CNC milled.