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C&T Channel Matrix has launched ‘RAPIDO’ – a brand new concept in PVC creasing matrix. Following a request from Mito SRL, (C&T’s Italian subsidiary), for a single piece PVC matrix to sell in the Italian market, C&T developed this revolutionary new product which it is now launching in the UK.
Unlike traditional plastic matrix, where the matrix is formed from two separate shoulders, Rapido is made up of a single piece PVC strip out of which the channel is then routed. This single strip design gives the customer huge benefits in terms of product durability and stability as it is impossible for the shoulders to delaminate or split from the base.
Rapido has already been a huge success in the Italian market and C&T is now delighted to offer the product to the UK market as a new innovation in creasing matrix.
Other unique features include a rounded chamfer on both shoulders which assist the flow of the board over the matrix as well as an extra flexible locator, allowing easy removal. Rapido is available in many different sizes with heights ranging from 0.3mm up to 1.4mm. In addition, as well as centred matrix, the Rapido range is also available in special sizes such as mini, off centre and double crease.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director at C&T Matrix said, “Following on from the successful launch in Italy we are delighted to be able to offer Rapido, as a uniquely durable matrix, to the UK market. This latest innovation demonstrates how C&T is leading the way in terms of new products and outstanding service for die cutters, plate makers and the print and packaging industries. We continue to play a global role in ensuring that the evolving needs of the packaging producers are taken into account when it comes to the very latest developments.
For further details regarding C&T Matrix and its innovative creasing matrix solutions visit www.candtmatrix.co.uk
In 2013, C&T Channel Matrix launched a revolutionary creasing matrix specifically dedicated to the corrugated board industry. Corrugate was developed to help eliminate costly cracking, registration, runnability and adhesion problems normally associated with creasing corrugated board. Responding to user feedback, C&T has recently announced the launch of new sizes, including a 15mm base for narrower creasing, and an increased choice of items with an internal chamfer finish.
Since its launch, Corrugate has been providing market leading corrugated convertors such as Smurfit Kappa and Saica Groups with an excellent solution to the problems associated with creasing corrugated material.
Corrugate features include a 20mm base which is much wider than traditional products. This wider base results in a stronger adhesion to the plate, thus reducing movement of the matrix, poor registration and even failure to crease. It also eliminates parallel marks known as ‘witness marks’ which can be unsightly and even weaken the board. This wider base also helps to ‘cushion’ the impact of the crease and reduce cracking.
Such has been the success of Corrugate that C&T increased the range in May 2018 to feature a new 15mm base version for narrower creasing areas. Furthermore, a number of new sizes featuring an internal chamfer finish to further reduce cracking have also been added to the range.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director at C&T Matrix said, “The Corrugate range has been a huge success and is now the product of choice for many leading European corrugated convertors. We have listened to the corrugated industry and used our expertise to further improve our Corrugate offering. The new 15mm base version and the new internal chamfer items complete the range and give our customers the widest choice of dedicated creasing matrix for corrugated applications available on the market.”
For further details regarding C&T Matrix and its innovative creasing matrix solutions visit www.candtmatrix.co.uk.
CLEAR are our long standing partners in the Spanish and Portuguese Markets. Channel C and T International take a great deal of pride in our Partners and there businesses, we know how passionate our Spanish colleagues are. Clear have shown a great deal of commitment toward C and T that has made them the number one for creasing matrix in their market.
It was our absolute pleasure supporting the CLEAR team during the HISPACK graphic exhibition in Barcelona. During the exhibition many Spanish and Portuguese’s customers took the opportunity to see what new innovations where on show.
The sales team never had the chance to take a breath for the duration of the exhibition! Show casing new developments such and KINGPIN, SPEEDPIN, DUROPRINT MATRIX and CORRUGATE MATRIX! These products attracted many existing new potential customers looking for that competitive edge.
Howard Mead Commercial Director for C and T International Commented “Sergio has a fantastic team! During the Exhibition It was CLEAR to see why we are number one in this market, as well as throughout the world! The team demonstrated a wealth of Knowledge that they are imparting to our customer to improve the end products. Our customers, Partners growth and mutual success wouldn’t be possible without this WIN/WIN attitude”
C and T International had the pleasure of hosting Bob Stoddard (M.D of CCM) and Herman Polinger (Westrock MPS).
As part of the C&T International, CCM are a key supplier of die cutting and creasing consumables in the USA. Arguably Bob’s team is one of the most respected in their market and are the “go-to” problem solvers for major players such as West Rock – MPS.
C &T International is well known throughout the world as the leading creasing matrix supplier, having facilities in four different continents and operating in 115 countries worldwide.
The U.K team regular meet colleagues in the USA to look at new developments that can be utilised by customers in our respective markets. Developing new ideas and working practices is part of the teams DNA working closely to put these ideas into practice to give our customers the competitive edge in the production environment.
Developments of particular interest include Kingpin and Speedpin and our American colleagues were interested to see these products in the natural production environment, talking to the production managers about how they are helping improve the manufacturing process in real time.
It was also a great opportunity to see many of the new range of machine parts such as cutting plates, chase plates, bottom stripping frames and pins in production.
Howard Mead Commercial Director for C&T adds “it’s always great to see Bob and Herman so we can return some of the hospitality the team in the USA has shown us when we are over visiting. The U.K shares a very special relationship with the USA and we have a lot in common! Part of our strength is the people we have in the team and being able to create that WIN/WIN mentality. We are looking forward to an exciting future!”
The photos above are just some of the highlights of the trip meeting some very talented people along the way!
C&T Channel Matrix, the world’s leading manufacturer of creasing matrix, has extended its wide range of rubber profile products with the addition of Open Cell sheet rubber and EPDM profiles and sheets.
Both new products are targeted at die makers and will complement C&T Matrix’s extensive range of extruded profile rubbers for use in both solid board and corrugated applications.
Open Cell is sourced from a reputable European supplier and is colour coded for Shore hardness. It is available in one and two sided skins and varying heights. EPDM is a soft rubber particularly suited for the corrugated market and is available in both sheet and cut profiles. It is ideal for flatbed and rotary dies.
Simon Shenton, C&T Channel Matrix, Managing Director; “C&T Matrix takes great pride in offering a comprehensive range of profile rubbers. The addition of these new sheet ranges will further strengthen our portfolio and is part of our ongoing strategy to reposition C&T Channel Matrix as the leading ‘one-stop’ provider for all corrugated convertors, carton producers and print finishers”.
C&T Channel Matrix, the world’s leading manufacturer of creasing matrix, introduces SPEEDPIN to its portfolio of products for the die cutting industry. This patented and tested pin is currently being used by many folding carton companies in the UK and Ireland. This product offers converters a reduction in pre make-ready time and improves conversion efficiencies.
SPEEDPIN is fitted in the female stripping board by the die maker and completely eliminates the need for stripping frames and bottom pins, thereby saving time and increasing machine efficiency. It also means no waste is left hanging on the bottom pins and therefore less potential stoppages. Doing away with the pin frame dramatically reduces make ready time as there is no need to neither fit the frame into position nor align bottom pins to the male stripping unit.
Simon Shenton, C&T Channel Matrix, Managing Director; “SPEEDPIN has proved a huge success with those converters who have adopted this new revolutionary system using it as it represents a true innovation in the stripping process”.
Having achieved phenomenal growth in the UK in the past 12 months, C&T has decided to further invest in its technical sales team in order to support the fast growing customer base. Steve is one of the most respected technical sales experts within the UK die cutting/die making industry. He has worked for many years for Arden Dies in both a technical and commercial capacity and is as equally at home on dies as he is on press. Technical sales is what differentiates C&T and we have the best technical sales personnel in the industry who are available to assist our customers to improve their production processes and help solve die cutting problems.
We are delighted that Steve has joined the C&T family and wish him well during this exciting period of growth at C&T.
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C&T Matrix has supplied several D S Smith sites across the UK and Europe for several years and has enjoyed a long standing relationship with the Group. This relationship has now been further cemented by C&T’s new status as an “approved partner”.
Andy Bowles, European Divisional Category Manager at DS Smith explains “It’s important to have a quality supplier that has multiple manufacturing sites that can service our growing business. Understanding our needs is important and the team at C&T Matrix has a vast technical knowledge. As a PLC it’s important for DS Smith to balance quality and technical support with good value for our shareholders and that’s exactly what C&T bring to the fore!”
Howard Mead Commercial Director for C&T Matrix explains ‘we believe that the strong relationship that exists between our companies can only be of mutual benefit. D S Smith is using a wide variety of products from our portfolio to help enhance the end users packaging performance from POS, brown box and carton. We been invited to several D S Smith sites in the U.K and Europe to advise on technical issues and help the sites to overcome the inherent problems of converted corrugated fluted board. This is one of the key advantages that C&T aims to bring our customers – working in partnership to bring solutions on press so that good quality cutting and creasing can be achieved consistently. Our mission at C&T is to be a real time solution provider, offering our customers technical support on complicated areas of creasing.
We are looking forward to a successful partnership!
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