Special situations require special actions. In view of current events, we are intensively engaged in the question of how we can support facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc., but also how we can protect our employees. In addition to door handle hooks for employees, which we manufacture ourselves at our Heilbronn site and which are already actively in use, we are currently producing special face shields which are used in hospitals.
Peter Marbach, Managing Partner of the Marbach Group: "During a conversation with Thomas Weber, Managing Director of the SLK–Kliniken, the group of public hospitals in Heilbronn, he told us that protection masks and face shields are absolutely not available at the moment. A difficult situation for medical facilities. As a manufacturer of cutting-dies and thermoforming tools, we took up this topic immediately. Our engineer, Philipp Rüger, took care of this special project. We still had stock of leftover material from which we made the prototype of a face shield. This face shield kit was made available to the SLK-Kliniken for testing purposes."
The doctors and nurses tested the face shields and requested 2,000 more of them.
Marbach is currently producing many of these shields. 2,000 shields are sent to SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, further orders and inquiries from medical institutions all over southern Germany have been received. At the moment, the shields are still being made available to the respective institutions free of charge as long as the material lasts. If required, Marbach can produce further shields at any time.
Marbach has added a new blanking tool to its product range. The alublanker is, as its name suggests, made of aluminum and completely CNC-milled. One of the first customers to use the alublanker is Marbach's long-standing partner MPS in Obersulm - a company of the Consumer Packaging Business of the WestRock Group. The Obersulm site produces high-quality folding cartons for the international perfume and cosmetics industry.
Marbach has published a new whitepaper for tobacco applications on its knowledge platform, the Experience Hub.
Marbach provides solutions to ensure top performance for its customers. In order to make packaging more attractive and to visually highlight individual elements of packing, the embellishment process of embossing is often used. As an eye-catcher, it increases the impact of a package at the point of sale. This then has a sales-promoting effect for the packaged product. If the embossing process is not integrated into the die-cutting process but is carried out separately, this is known as embossing and die-cutting in two passes. This is more time-consuming than an embossing process integrated into the die-cutting process. But here, too, set-up times can be minimized.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. In particular, MDS has expanded its range of manual devices in recent months. Among the most popular of these is the mcut|multi multifunctional cutting tool. It cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. Plastika Mostar in Slovenia is already using mcut|multi and is very impressed.