We are currently pushing hard to sell our greenplate dieboard. Many customers have already switched to this ecologically sustainable tool alternative. This is because every greenplate dieboard sold, which is used instead of a conventional multiplex dieboard, supports the long-term supply security of cutting-dies in the current situation.
Marbach Sales Manager Jan Brunner: "The main material for most cutting-dies is a dieboard made of birch wood. With the feared shortage of raw materials due to the effects of the Ukrainian war, birch wood is also affected. Most dieboards used in diemaking in Europe and the USA are made of Russian birch wood. We also use birch wood from Russia to some extent in some Marbach plants. Fortunately, only to a small extent. But here, too, we are on the safe side: thanks to our dieboard Marbach greenplate, we can compensate for the uncertain supply from Russia. Every customer who switches from a conventional multiplex dieboard to greenplate additionally supports this effect and ensures even more supply security with cutting-dies in the future."
Marbach greenplate consists to 30% of the primary raw material birch, 70% of the board is made of secondary material from ecologically sustainable forests from regional woods. This structure of the greenplate ensures that significantly less birch wood needs to be used for a cutting-die than with conventional tools. This means 3 times as many tools can be produced from the same amount of birch material. In addition, the greenplate's special material selection saves CO2 emissions during transport, and thus saves important resources and protects the environment.
In addition to the aspects of supply security and ecological sustainability, greenplate offers numerous technical advantages in packaging production. The plate’s excellent flatness, high compressive strength and high dimensional stability ensure short set-up times, high machine speeds and excellent storage durability.
The Marbach greenplate: A Marbach innovation with many advantages that is more up-to-date today than ever before.
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.