C&T Channel Matrix to launch SPEEDX die ejection rubber
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C and T Channel Matrix has confirmed the launch of SPEEDX, the next generation of high-performance die ejection rubber. It has been engineered to provide essential benefits to all packaging sectors.
The company shared that the new product guarantees a rapid recovery on-press, meaning that its ideal for high-speed flatbed die-cutters. Its closed cell structure results in consistent and uniform compressibility on die by absorbing the energy applied under platen pressure. When released, the stored energy quickly allows the structure to recover and provide a fast and powerful ejection, ensuring maximum speed on-press. Additionally, the closed cell structure of the material prevents water absorption from the waterjet cutting process, meaning that the rubber is suitable for adhesive bonding to the die immediately after being cut.
The rubber is produced in large blocks and then slit to the exact thickness required with the tightest tolerances (+/-0.2mm), which is particularly beneficial in terms of the varying thickness of plywood. It is available in a wide range of hardness, from 10 shore through to 75 shore, and each hardness has a color for ease of identification on the die.
Its neutral odor and soft-feel structure is lightweight, meaning that reduced machine loads are typical for dies using the product. As opposed to some die ejection rubbers which can only be in contact with food packaging, the new product has a food safety certificate which states that it can be used in direct contact with food, improving its range of uses.