Customers of Marbach rely more and more on the application of steel counter plates as a counter-die. This development comes as no surprise since demands on functionality and appearance of packaging blanks are continually increasing. The steel counter plate meets both criteria. The high quality of the creases that are created with it, leads to a very good functionality of folds. Moreover it eliminates the occurrence of marks on the blank.
The trend is towards steel counter plates
Head of Business Development, Jan Brunner: “During the last years we have recognized an increasing trend towards steel counter plates. Our share of sales has been significantly enhanced. The application is not complicated due to the fact that nowadays all die-cutting machines are designed for 1mm cutting plates. For most of our customers, using a steel counter plate is not only a must for high quantities, but also for repeat orders. Steel counter plates are also used more and more for small quantities with high demands on the creasing quality. For best creasing performance of packaging.”
A steel counter plate is a counter die made of steel with milled creasing channels. Compared with creasing matrix or rillma, it is characterized by simple handling and a very long lifespan. But the main reason for the huge success of the steel counter plate is the quality of the creases. Because this quality leads to best functionality and the most attractive packaging at the point of sale. Without marks. Also the integration of refinement techniques and braille embossing is very easy with the steel counter plate.
Additional option marbajump
The optimization option marbajump is a special lifter with which the steel counter plate can additionally be equipped. It prevents the sheet being trapped in the creasing channel, especially in challenging places, for example when used in combination with reverse cutting or embossing.
Steel counter plates are available in different degrees of hardness and versions, so the customers’ requirements can be perfectly taken into account.
Marbach has recently published its new materials catalog for packaging manufacturers. Since then, many customers have not only requested the catalog, but also ordered materials for their everyday requirements. And they are pleased that the purchasing process has been simplified for them.
Marbach will soon start its joint venture Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Cutting Tools Co Ltd. in China. As of July, Marbach will have a further production site in Asia in addition to its production in Malaysia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese tobacco and folding carton industry.
How time flies! Only 2 more years - and drupa in Düsseldorf will open its doors. Marbach has not only signed up, but has already started planning intensively.
Marbach will be present, with a stand at the IHK education fair in 2018 – as in previous years. This will take place from 28th to 30th June at the redblue center in Heilbronn. At the stand Marbach has a roller press with which a multi-book - a kind of school organizer - is die-cut, which the visitors can take with them immediately. Marbach also has a surprise in store for the visitors, but this is still top secret at the moment.