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 was recently visited by its customer Å&R Carton Lund AB for an audit. Å&R Carton looked closely at Marbach from a number of viewpoints and certified Marbach with a very good performance.
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Marbach expands further. After having opened die production facilities in the USA, Malaysia and China in the past years, Marbach will open a Marbach Die Supplies subsidiary in Mexico in January. From here Marbach will supply materials to Mexican and North American die and packaging manufacturers. In addition, training in the application of technologies will be offered. Marbach's goal is to support the Mexican market in its further development.