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 been manufacturing rotary tools for the corrugated board industry for 50 years. Founded in 1923, the company started producing rotary cutting-dies for corrugated board in 1968. The production process developed at Marbach became the standard in the packaging industry in the following years.
Marbach will be represented at two stands at FachPack in Nuremberg. At stand 612 in hall 7, Marbach will showcase its new products, which can provide users with greater performance in their production. In addition to its main stand in Hall 7, Marbach can also be found in Hall 3A as part of the theme park "Packaging in medical technology and pharmacy", where it will present its products especially for pharmaceutical manufacturers and producers of medical technology.
The Heilbronn-based cutting-die manufacturer Marbach has successfully achieved Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Under the observant eye of the LRQA auditors it has been confirmed that Marbach is a modern, customer-oriented company with functioning processes.
The Heilbronn-based die-maker and material supplier Marbach is in the starting blocks and awaits the start of FachPack 2018. On September 25, this important meeting place for the packaging industry will open its doors. More than 40,000 visitors are expected in Nuremberg during the three days of the fair. Marbach will present its innovations from the area of die-cutting technology at booth 612 in hall 7. And will of course also take along materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers from Marbach Die Supplies.