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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!
Michael commented that C&T Matrix is a natural fit for Speedpin! With the team at C&T Matrix being very proactive and the leader within their market it is the perfect partnership. C&T Matrix have a great technical understanding of the die cutting process and die making market and are a global player with manufacturing in UK, North America, Italy and China.
Howard Mead Commercial Director for C&T explained that this product is unique and that the feedback from all of the users within the U.K is excellent. Many people have tried to find a solution to improve dynamic stripping. Speedpin has solved this problem with an innovative new concept.
The benefits of Speedpin are:
Speedpin is already well tested within the U.K market with great results! Leading die makers have proven the system time after time.
Speedpin eradicate the need for bottom pins completely over a wide variety and thicknesses of boards. Pharm – RTE, branded – standard skillets are no problem!
BLP has saved significant time and money since switching creasing matrix to PINK® Matrix from C&T Matrix.
Based in Tyneside, BLP offers its customers a wide range of print and mail services, with in-house design and data preparation through to advanced, high speed printing and integrated mail as well as warehousing and distribution.
The nature of BLP’s business means that it runs a lot of small to medium-sized print jobs.
Prior to introducing PINK® matrix, they found ‘make ready’ time was often longer than the print run time. The hard compound of the matrix they were using was extremely difficult to chamfer. Ian Lansdell, Logistics Team Leader for BLP, was keen to find a matrix that would help improve efficiency and so he approached C&T Matrix.
Lansdell explained: “From day one, Howard [Mead, Technical Sales Manager UK and Europe for C&T Channel Matrix] has listened to our issues and understood that we needed a matrix that would cut our make ready times. Howard recommended PINK® and we have not been disappointed. It is far easier to chamfer and has not only saved us time on make ready, it is also almost half the price of the matrix from our previous supplier.”
The key component of PINK® is ROSADIUM® which gives unrivalled durability and offers an alternative to counter plates. PINK® also has extra strong tape, giving better registration; locators to improve alignment of the creasing rule, and a sharp chamfer which improves the flow over the matrix. PINK® is easy to cut during make ready and is resilient to delamination.
As well as seeing significant improvements in time and cost savings, Lansdell is pleased with the support from C&T Matrix, commenting: “The service we have had from C&T Matrix has been first class”.
Leading supplier of specialist creasing matrix products and accessories to the print and packaging industries, C&T Channel Matrix (C&T), has developed a range specifically aimed at UK die makers. In October 2016, C&T Channel made a strategic decision to part-company with its UK distributor, Partwell, allowing C&T to sell its newly extended and targeted range directly to UK die makers, printers and box makers.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director for C&T Channel Matrix explains: “The new portfolio of products will provide huge benefits to customers in terms of direct sales contact here in the UK, backed up by our own highly skilled technical support. In the past our product offering has been limited to profile rubbers but we are now pleased to be able to offer a full one stop shop concept to our customer, enabling them to source products from one supplier.”
The range developments have brought together one of the most extensive ranges of rubber profiles, fully supported by a comprehensive range of steel rule and accessories.
The steel rule range is manufactured by the German supplier GNU, renowned for its superior quality and features cutting rule, creasing rule, rotary rule and many other speciality products. This is supported by a full portfolio of plastic parts such as carrot bolts, centre line blocks and edge protectors as well as a range of other accessories such as nicking chisels, glue and mallets. Furthermore C&T Channel is now proud to offer 1mm steel plates in over 20 different sizes, available immediately for 24 hour delivery.
Finally, the market leading rubber profiles such as SPRINTRUBBA and FLEXICREASE are now joined by a full range of Vulcolan, Open/Closed Cell and a special range called Crystal Face, most suited to corrugated conversion.
Simon concludes, “C&T Channel remain fully dedicated to bringing cutting-edge products to the market – die makers need the reassurance of dealing with one supplier who can provide a package of complementary products to ensure maximum efficiency inb conversion”.
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C&T Matrix manufactures a world renowned range of specialist products primarily for the print and packaging industries, which we have developed closely with our customers for over 15 years. Precision engineering and a diverse range of brands ensure efficient performance whatever your needs.