Marbach presented its latest developments at the Expoprint in São Paulo (Brazil) from 20th to 24th March. Visitors were very curious about the solutions Marbach could offer for highest performance in die-cutting for packaging.
The Expoprint, which takes place every 4 years, is a major paper and printing trade fair in Brazil. Marbach was a co-exhibitor at the VDMA (Association of German Machine Manufacturers). At its 12 m² stand, the Heilbronn-based die-maker presented its innovative highlights from the past months.
Marketing Manager Tina Dost: "We had a wide range of products to showcase which met with great interest. Visitors were enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by the Marbach technologies. Especially with regard to performance and packaging finishing. Our visitor magnets were the height-adjustable anvil, our finishing techniques and the blanking technology marbablanker."
The reverse cutting technology is used to produce elegant opening mechanisms in packaging. Highest precision is essential. In reverse cutting, the paperboard is scored from both sides - inside and outside. With the height-adjustable anvil from Marbach, customers can not only count on optimally functioning opening mechanisms, but also save make-ready time and achieve consistent results.
Marketing manager Tina Dost: "There are many possibilities to refine packaging and enhance it for the POS. Embossing in 2D or 3D, hot foil embossing, pure edge or reverse cutting. In addition, high-quality creases or multiple creases close to each other make a packaging something very special. With our tools and our special technologies, we offer our customers the right solution for every requirement. For extraordinary packaging at the POS that is not only an optical but also a tactile experience for the consumer."
With this Marbach-developed technology, the rubbering effect along the cutting rules is replaced by steel pressers. As a result, the corrugated board is completely compressed during the die-cutting process right next to the knife. This results in very clean cuts, the formation of cutting dust and the development of angel hair is thus prevented.
The marbablanker is a light but stable blanking tool that is perfectly adapted to the customer's needs. The marbablanker is characterized by a fast and smooth blanking process and at a reasonable price.
Dost continues: "The Expoprint in São Paulo has been a very interesting trade fair with many exciting conversations for us. We will definitely be back in four years."
Marbach founded a new branch in Tianjin together with the machine manufacturer Masterwork in the summer of 2018. Cutting-dies for the Chinese folding box industry are mainly manufactured at this location. A few months later, Marbach started its new materials subsidiary in Mexico. A production facility in the USA will follow in the summer of 2019. At Marbach all signs point to expansion.
Since drupa 2016 Marbach has had digital zone levelling in its portfolio. Almost 400 machines have been equipped with a DZL|plate in the past 3 years. And the number is increasing every day.
Marbach is already involved in its planning for the most important international trade fair for the printing industry: drupa 2020. And now there is only 1 year left until drupa opens its doors again. The last drupa was very special for Marbach: with the number of visitors reaching record levels. No previous drupa had more visitors at the Marbach stand than in 2016.
Marbach has continuously expanded its services in the past year. The newest member of the Marbach service family is the Marbach Performance Boost package. By which, Marbach supports its consulting service which makes its own process know-how available to its customers and thereby significantly increasing their productivity during the die-cutting process.