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Industry News 


 Editor’s Note


Hello and welcome to a brand spanking new issue of Converter magazine. In the very first issue for 2020, you will find the latest and greatest products, ideas, opinions and innovations from the packaging industry, with top tips and clever solutions for


improving efficiency, reducing downtime, and achieving all your sustainability goals. We have an absolute cornucopia of fantastic features for your


perusal, examining all aspects of our sector including the most cutting-edge labelling solutions, dynamic developments in film and foil production (plus some spectacular environmentally friendly ideas) as well as novel techniques in finishing equipment. We have a super-sized sustainability converting section, highlighting the leaders carving out more sustainable ethical processes and manufacturing techniques, reflecting a global trend towards better, cleaner methods of production. As ever, if you’d like to write an editorial article for the magazine,


on any given subject in the industry, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by emailing nmarriott@datateam.co.uk. This is your industry and I’d like to offer you a platform to speak and share ideas, opinions and advice that can benefit all, and ensure the continued and sustainable growth of our marketplace.


Niamh Marriott Editor nmarriott@datateam.co.uk


Customark expand digital print capability with Dantex PicoColour


Following significant investment in their infrastructure in 2017, West Midlands-based print specialists, Customark, looked to expand their digital print capability due to the increased demand for short run volume. With the Dantex PicoColour offering superb printed results at a competitive price, Customark felt that the press fully met their requirements. PicoColour uses the


very latest in print head technology. Being versatile, and with a small footprint, this label printing system offers excellent printed results and is suitable


for short and long run jobs. Providing all the benefits of digital printing for today’s demanding production environment, including no minimum quantity, inline finishing, no waste and a super-fast turnaround, the press is built to last and simple to operate and maintain. There are a number of additional options available, with Customark opting for the Corona unit, variable data package and white. Commenting on the investment, Neil Turner, Customark’s managing


director, said: “Having done the maths, it was clear to us that by investing in a PicoColour we could make huge time savings, significantly improve our quality and radically alter the type of work we could print and tender for, whilst improving our margins in the process. “We wanted to find a digital press that fully met our requirements,


however some of the other options we considered did not fit that solution nearly as well as the PicoColour. The addition of the Corona unit meant that we can use a wide variety of standard laminate constructions which helped us enormously. Added to that the white print option and variable data and we felt that the PicoColour was definitely the best fit for us. The icing on the cake was the support installation and training, which has been outstanding.”


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C&T to sell EasyBender machines in the UK


C&T Channel Matrix (C&T), manufacturers of creasing matrix, will be selling EasyBender automatic steel rule processing machines in UK with immediate effect. Manufactured by South Korean company, SDS, these state of the art machines will provide die makers with a worthy alternative to other European machinery here in the UK. EasyBender R-Pro adds a new dimension to rotary die bending through


its multi-diameter adjustability. With the capability to bend rotary rule from 10 to 27 inches inner diameter, this machine provides die makers the flexibility and reliability needed. It features a servo-controlled grip feed system for precision, a robust hydraulic cutting system for strength, and a proven bending


mechanism. EasyBender NS2 is a fast, accurate and reliable steel rule processor/ bender of precise cuts. Its patented bending mechanism, and single linear process, produces rule that fit the die, every time. Other features include adjustable height notching, cutting and mitering tools, and inline nicking and broaching. Simon Shenton, managing director at C&T Matrix said, “We are


delighted to have installed our first machine already in the UK and will be hosting open days throughout 2020 to highlight the many cost benefits.”


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