CORRUGATE expertise combined to achieve more efficient convertingSeptember 26, 2019
Reedbut Group is a manufacturer and designer of corrugated and cardboard packaging with over forty year’s industry experience. With four UK sites it delivers and develops innovative, cost-effective packaging solutions to satisfy customer’s growing needs.
C&T Channel Matrix (C&T) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of specialist creasing matrix products and accessories to the Print and Packaging industries.
When these two industry experts combined their knowledge of the corrugated sector a mutual partnership began and has developed into a pivotal relationship which confirms Reedbut’s continued pursuit for quality production.
Converting corrugated board can be problematic with cracking, alignment, fish tailing and timely setups regular issues for specialist users.
In 2013, C&T launched a creasing matrix specifically dedicated to the corrugated board industry. CORRUGATE Matrix was designed to help eliminate costly cracking, registration, runnability and adhesion problems normally associated with creasing corrugated board. This revolutionary matrix has a 45 degree internal chamfer which avoids the need for a die cutting technician to sand or add an internal chamfer on the inside of the crease channel. This gives a consistent finished product that helps reduce splitting in liners.
Many independent corrugated converters have seen CORRUGATE Matrix improve their production process over recent years, including Reedbut.
Stuart Deaton (Group Operations Director) at Reedbut explains how CORRUGATE, and C&T’s industry expertise, has helped Reedbut to improve setup times and procedures and maintain the life of the forme even between runs; “Corrugate helps us standardise our production eliminating the need for the die press operators to spend time on press trying to manipulate the creasing matrix to get a good result. There are many benefits with having a product that’s manufactured for the corrugated sector. Corrugate’s internal chamfer reduces stress on the outer liner.”
Reedbut uses CORRUGATE on all of its flatbed machines and its Cuir inline print and die cutting machines with great results. Stuart adds, “We also see good results on our Bobst folder gluing lines with better speeds and quality results for every box which is totally square eliminating fish tailing.”
However, for Reedbut it is not only the quality products that C&T offer, but the level of expertise and technical know-how which has continued to impress and assist them over the last few years.
“C&T is always available to offer practical advice as well as leading industry products. We have received in-house training at several of our sites where C&T’s technician have sat with our operators to problem solve and also to train new operators on issues such as patch-up, over-nicking and how to improve setting up procedures. This advice has been invaluable to us at Reedbut to improve both the efficiency and quality of our conversion.”
- Reedbut uses specialist CORRUGATE matrix from C&T
- CORRUGATE eliminates cracking, alignment issues and fish tailing
- CORRUGATE can extend the life of the form
- Set up times are reduced
- C&T can offer in-house training and problem solving
- Reebut has improved the quality of creasing across the group