Whether a product makes it to the supermarket checkout or not often depends on the packaging. Elaborate printing and added value finishing along with sophisticated folding techniques generate important buying impulses.
Within the carton production process, modern flatbed die-cutters process sheets automatically, handling thousands of sheets per hour directly off the pallet. As sheet throughput increases, so does the volume of bulky skeletons and lead edge waste that is easy to convey and recycle once they are shredded.
Höcker Polytechnik GmbH from Hilter a.T.W. in Lower Saxony/Germany is a specialist in innovative waste extraction concepts in folding carton manufacturing. Filtering and extraction solutions, paper dust briquetting machines, shredders of all types, material separators and pneumatic conveying technology ensure smooth, energy-saving production processes in carton factories around the world. It is important that manufacturers focus on the disposal of waste early on when installing a new die-cutter. The productivity of die-cutters can be increased while personnel and energy costs are effectively minimised with up to 50 per cent savings.
Carton producer Acket Drukkerij Kartonnage BV of the Netherlands took advantage of a recent production expansion that included two new flatbed die-cutters to upgrade its existing waste extraction system. The company has one of the the most modern carton plants in the Netherlands with over 120 employees manufacturing food and non-food packaging. High-quality printing, varnishing and coating, holograms and sophisticated structural designs ensure tangible added value for the buyer.