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The IADD Odyssey is our industry’ premier show in the USA focused on innovation in both Die Cutting and Die Making.
C & T International are proud to have a strong subsidiary in the USA. CCM Die Supply are a tier 1 partner to many blue chip companies within their market. The CCM team is considered the most experienced within USA. Managing directors Bob Stoddard and Joe McDowell did a great job organising the team with Abbey Stoddard and Cindy Nine making things happen!
Simon Shenton, the group CEO, was delighted by the turn out during the show and how professionally our international team greeted existing and new potential partners. “What a fantastic group of people we have to make what I consider one of the best teams in our industry! “We have always had a very special bond with the US and this was very apparent during Odyssey”
Mike Troha and Howard Mead presented a seminair entitled “How to improve your production up time and safety by using technology”. It was the first time that C & T international took to the tech floor stage delivering new ideas. Their presentation included a new three level chase loader, ideal from a health and safety when removing the Resocell bed from the die cutter. This is a very current trend in today’s market to enable a reduction in spot up (patch up) by keeping the surface clean.
During the show several new developments where launched
1) Balance Sprint Pro – Used in place of traditional balancing rule saves time, easy to apply we would always advise leaving the last rule in the back edge!
2) Creasing Matrix
Countamax – a creasing matrix manufactured from Phenolic resin, it is the longest wearing creasing matrix on the market.
Corrugate – a special matrix developed for creasing corrugated board with an internal chamfer that reduces cracking on liners.
Pink – a matrix that can be chamfered easily and is also great for folding carton work.
XTC – a film based creasing matrix that has a wide variety of uses with a range of special profiles.
New counter material – this is the most long lasting all of the products and was mounted on our very own thin plate with its unique profiling that has a range of benefits for the operator!
3) Speedpin – made an appearance with great interest! One simple component that can make a big difference to the stripping process. Inserted at the cad stage this durable stripping component will eradicate the need for bottom pins!
Since its launch, just over 18 months ago, SPEEDPIN has become one of the greatest successes to be introduced by manufacturer C&T Channel Matrix (C&T), the world’s leading producer of creasing matrix and associated products.
The patented, revolutionary SPEEDPIN is aimed at the die cutting industry and has already become a firm favourite with many folding carton and die maker companies in the UK and Ireland, including Laserline. C&T has sold in excess of 1 million in the last 12 months alone.
SPEEDPIN 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, reducing the likelihood of stoppages. Doing away with the pin frame dramatically reduces make ready time as there is no need to either fit the frame into position or align bottom pins to the male stripping unit.
Pin frames and bottom pins are no longer required – reducing consumable costs.
Simon Shenton, C&T Channel Matrix, Managing Director explains; “SPEEDPIN has proved a huge success with those converters who have adopted this new pin as using it represents a significant improvement in the stripping process. They are finding that doing away with the pin frame has greatly reduced consumables costs and make-ready time as there is no need to fit the frame or align bottom pins. This is giving them a real benefit in time saving and, has also eliminated the actual cost of the pins and frames. On average customers are finding that using SPEEDPIN saves around 15 minutes per job.”
C&T has great expertise and offers strong technical support for anyone wishing to trial SPEEDPIN, which is ideal for both BOBST and Iberica equipment.
Channel Shengli, part of C&T International, become the partner of choice for Serviform in China!
Our new technician, dedicated to demonstrating and servicing the Serviform machines, spent valuable time in Italy understanding how to maintain and install the auto bending equipment. Three different types of machines will be located in our Shanghai head office, ready to demonstrate the ability and flexibility for our customers within the Asian Market. Our sales team are looking forward to having great success and building the Serviform brand in this very important market.
Howard Mead Commercial Director Comments “I’m very pleased we are able to make a commitment to Serviform Srl. I think that they offer a fantastic range of products and our sales team are looking forward to getting their teeth into the market with this product as it complements our strategy in China perfectly”
David Lu is our new Sales Director responsible for the home market of Shengli part of C&T International. David looks after the local sales team and, having worked for many years with Fortune Industries in China, he has over 20 years’ experience within the die making, carton and corrugated industries.
Cindy Zhang is Sales Manager for the Asian export market and looks after our distributors in this region. Cindy joined with a wealth of commercial knowledge with our industry.
Simon Shenton CEO of C&T International, pictured centre, explains our need for new talent within the Asia. “We are delighted to welcome David and Cindy to the team! We have the need to expand our commercial team to support the sales growth in China. Our new factory in Tianjin is now increasing capacity as the Chinese market looks for local creasing solutions. We will be expanding our range of products including creasing matrix and accessories we supply from the U.K.”
As a multinational business C&T International is able to react to our customers’ business requirements. Many of our customers from Europe and the USA now have manufacturing facilities in China so we need to also adapt accordingly. We will also be offering our full portfolio of products that are being used successfully worldwide. Both David and Cindy will be reporting to Howard Mead our group Commercial Director. Howard will be visiting the Asian market to assess the exact needs of this market and ensure that a high level of service is being provided by the team.
C&T Channel Matrix has launched ‘DUROPRINT MATRIX’ – a brand new concept in FIBRE BASED creasing matrix. Following a request from Mito SRL, (C&T’s Italian subsidiary), for a fibre based matrix to sell into the Italian market, C&T developed this revolutionary new product which it is now launching in the UK.
Unlike traditional pressboard products, Duroprint Matrix is manufactured using a vulcanised fibre based material which makes the matrix more durable and less likely to wear or delaminate. This gives the customer huge benefits in terms of matrix durability and stability and makes Duroprint ideal for medium to long run applications. Also, because it is fibre based, it is very easy to chamfer by hand.
Duroprint has already been an enormous success in Italy and C&T is now delighted to offer the product to the UK market.
Duroprint Matrix is available in widths of 9.4mm and 12.4 mm, with heights ranging from 0.3mm up to 1.6mm. In addition Duroprint comes in special finishes which include mini, off-centre and double crease.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director at C&T Matrix said, ““We are delighted to be able to offer Duroprint Matrix, as a uniquely durable fibre based matrix, to the UK. This latest innovation demonstrates how C&T is leading the way in terms of new products for die cutters, plate makers and the print and packaging industries. It follows on from the hugely successful 2018 UK launch of Rapido Matrix which is made up of a single piece PVC strip, out of which the channel is then routed. C&T is proud to take on a global role for packaging producers, ensuring that matrix is constantly developed.”
For further details regarding C&T Matrix and its innovative creasing matrix solutions visit www.candtmatrix.co.uk.
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.
The IADD Odyssey is our industry’ premier show…
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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.