Last year, we introduced our two technologies crease plate die|+ and crease plate die|rc for die-cutting tobacco packaging. In the meantime, large numbers of customers have successfully used crease plate die|+ and crease plate die|rc and are enthusiastic about the performance that can be achieved with these two new die solutions.
The crease plate die|+ is used for cigarette layouts such as hinge lid or bevel edge. This technology creases with a defined gauge block. This means that the make ready can be carried out very precisely and the creasing is uniform. This has a positive effect on the quality of the packaging blanks and the packaging speeds.
The crease plate die|rc solution has been specially developed for round corner packaging.
Bernhard Reisser, Director Sector Folding Carton Industry at Marbach: "The special effect of round corner packaging is created by the fact that several creases are made close together when the packaging is cut. This looks great on the finished packaging, but places high demands on the tool. This is because round corner creases generate significantly different forces on the paperboard than standard creases. If the creases cannot be made ready individually, it is almost impossible with some board materials to achieve high-quality cuts with the creasing specifications given by the end customer. But with our crease plate die|rc technology, we achieve exactly that: the make ready of the cross creases of a crease plate die can be decoupled from the round corner creases. This simplifies the make-ready of the cutting-die and the adjustment to the creasing parameters specified by the cigarette manufacturer, even with changing cardboard materials and variations in cardboard quality. This ensures high-quality round corner blanks with which the cigarette manufacturers' high demands on packaging quality and packing speed can be optimally met."
These new solutions are already being used by many customers where they are very popular due to their positive effects on the quality of the packaging blanks and the performance in the packaging production and packing process.
In 2023, we will be able to look back on 100 years of company history. After this special event, the next big event for us is already waiting to happen next year: In one year – exactly on May 28, 2024 – the leading trade show of the printing and packaging industry, drupa in Düsseldorf, will finally take place again.
We are at home in the packaging industry. Almost 100 years ago, we began in Heilbronn as a 3-man business with a small workshop measuring 36 m² (4 x 9 m). Today the company has 1,600 employees worldwide at many locations around the globe. In Heilbronn alone, the total area for production and administration is 24,352 m².
As a result of this expansion, space in the existing buildings has repeatedly become cramped over the years. As a consequence, new buildings and extensions have had to be built.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer compatible storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) has been designed for packaging manufacturers seeking optimally functioning in-house logistics.