Marbach has been using for some time now a new rubber for rubbering cutting-dies. The name of this high-performance material is flexpower. Certified by ISEGA for use in the food industry, this rubber offers numerous advantages to operators. Marbach uses flexpower in corrugated board tools (both flat and rotary) and also sells it as raw material.
Ingo Graham, Product Manager at Marbach: "flexpower is an absolutely high-performance rubber. Tools that are rubbered with flexpower ensure maximum performance when applied to die-cutting packaging. Because of its structure and special properties, flexpower is particularly productive."
flexpower is characterized by high compression, its extremely fast rebound elasticity and endurance. The Marbach rubber is also tear-resistant and has low abrasive properties. This makes it very durable. Its unique composition, means it can also be used for die-cutting food packaging without any concerns.
Graham continues: "Due to its structure, flexpower can be very highly compressed. With significantly stronger compression than conventional rubbering. This feature has very positive effects on the quality of die-cutting. During rotary die-cutting, its high rebound elasticity means that waste is ejected quickly and efficiently – ensuring waste-free operation and maximum machine speeds. In the case of flat die-cutting, the high rebound elasticity also ensures a smooth production process and stable machine operation at fast and long-term jobs. In addition, it is even cheaper than conventional materials available on the market."
flexpower is available in two different hardnesses – "hard" or "soft" - to suit particular requirements. The portfolio has also been expanded to include form parts, benefiting all users who do not own a waterjet machine. The form parts are available for flat dies in strips with and without spacers to the cutting rule, for rotary dies as transport strip, ejection-blocks, as well as strip goods to be cut to length.
With its calibration tool package, Marbach ensures that its customers can quickly and easily re-adjust the components of their die-cutting machine for flat die-cutting of corrugated board. This results in a significant reduction of set-up and make-ready times.
Marbach started its training program one and a half years ago. Under the name "Marbach Academy. More knowledge. More skills." Today Marbach offers practice-oriented training courses in all aspects of die-cutting packaging. The new training program for 2020 is now available
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies includes materials for the rubbering of cutting-dies. When it comes to rubber materials, the most important thing is that they are resistant and durable. When used in the right place in the cutting-die, they ensure that the paperboard material is ejected optimally during the cutting process. In addition, they ensure the stability of the nicks and thus provide smooth production processes in the die-cutting machine.
Marbach Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur organized once again Open House Days on 3rd and 4th October 2019. More than 100 visitors attended: brand owners, politicians and, of course, customers and interested parties from the packaging industry. All were able to convince themselves of the high-performance standards at the South-east Asian plant of the Marbach Group.