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C&T Channel Matrix, the world’s leading manufacturer of creasing matrix and rubber profiles, has announced the launch of a new self-adhesive version for its world renowned brand of Sprintrubba.
SUPER SPRINT is a new development designed to speed up the application of profile rubber to the cutting dies. Super Sprint has all of the characteristics of the original Sprintrubba in terms of longevity and on-press performance with the added advantage of a strong self-adhesive backing. The new acrylic based adhesive tape has the benefits of finger lift application and will stick to both treated and untreated services.
The self-adhesive strip also allows the user to apply the rubber profile strip to the die without the need to use super glue. As a result, application is much more time efficient as the self-adhesive strip means no manual gluing has to be performed and also avoids any health and safety issues associated with super glue. Furthermore it prevents delamination of the dieboard when the rubber is removed.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director at C&T Channel Matrix said “We have tested the Super Sprint in key European markets with great feedback from customers. It has been tested up to two million impressions and gives excellent stability and savings in application and removal.”
Available in 7.25mm height with an 8mm base, other sizes will soon be added to the range and bespoke specifications can be manufactured at C&T’s state of the art manufacturing site in the UK. The original Sprintrubba rubber profile is used throughout the world by printers and die makers, to give cleaner cuts. The Sprintrubba range, including new Super Sprint, is 100% safe to use for food and pharmaceutical packaging. The raw material used in the manufacturing of Sprintrubba is now approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration).
For further details regarding C&T Channel Matrix and its innovative creasing matrix solutions visit www.candtmatrix.co.uk
The British Lion and the Chinese Dragon join forces and become the largest manufacturer of creasing matrix in the World!
We are delighted to announce that Channel Shengli, part of C&T International International, has moved to a new purpose built factory in Tianjin to offer outstanding service to the Asian market. The demand for creasing matrix within China has increased drastically over the past 2 years and it has been necessary to improve and invest in our production facility in order to keep up with demand. We have also invested in our people, improving their skills in customer service and production management.
Very close ties exist between the production team in the U.K and China. Peter Houghton, our UK Production Director, has made regular visits to China to offer his support to the team. Peter has advised on new product developments and manufacturing methods.
Quality is key! Sally Miller who is responsible for C&T International’s quality management and health and safety programmes has lent her support in the harmonisation of the total quality systems within our Chinese factory.
Training our team so that they can deliver high quality service is also a key component of our success in China. We are strengthening our Sales Team and Engineering Team with talented individuals who will deliver outstanding customer service. Several members of the team travelled to the U.K where they visited C&T International’s headquarters and centre of excellence, just north of London.
In a recent visit to China, Howard Mead (Commercial Director) and Simon Shenton (Group CEO) delivered several seminars on C&T innovations to our team, die makers and carton manufacturers at our sales headquarters in Shanghai. We are looking forward to the coming year where we will be supporting our customers in the Asian market further.
Our customers where very interested to learn of new innovations including SPEEDPIN and our new self-adhesive profile rubbers.
C&T Matrix is pleased to announce a new strategy of managed inventory for its larger UK customers. Designed to provide an improved service to UK customers, the consignment policy has already been introduced to a several key customers over the last 6 months. It removes the need for customers to manage their own stock and instead provides them with a consignment stock from which they can take product, as and when needed.
The benefits of this new strategy are that customers do not run out of product and it also reduces working capital requirements within these companies. C&T is able to analyse trends in product usage and increase or decrease the consignment stock accordingly. Product is held at the customer’s premises and is available for immediate use, without the inconvenience of having to order from C&T.
Several key UK die makers, as well as larger box convertors, have already adopted C&T’s consignment strategy and this new policy has been a huge success for all concerned. Customers are invoiced only for what they use at the end of each month, and inventory is then topped up at the beginning of the next month.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director at C&T Matrix said “Inventory management is a big issue for many of our customers. We aim to remove the hassle of having to manage raw material stocks and also reduce the financial burden on our customers. In companies where we have implemented this new policy, we have seen a win/win for both C&T and our clients. We are very open to extending this policy to new customers within the UK and I would urge them to contact us to discuss further.”
For further details regarding C&T’s consignment policy please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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