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Heidelberg Launches New Name for Die Cutters: Dymatrix

Press release from the issuing company

October 13, 2003 -- Heidelberg is unveiling a new name for its die cutters: "Dymatrix". The product name Diana for folding-box gluers will to be retained. Introduced in 1958, the "Diana" brand has become synonymous worldwide with quality and performance. The new name has been chosen by a special workgroup. The first syllable of Dymatrix – namely "Dy" – has associations with the "Diana" folding-box gluers and the word "diecutter". "Matrix" stands for the two dimensions of a printed / die cut sheet. Dymatrix also builds associations with "dynamic" and "dimension", two terms that underline the high productivity of the Dymatrix die cutters from Heidelberg. At the start of this year, Heidelberg took over the die cutting (WPM) and folding-box gluer (Diana) divisions from the Jagenberg Group in Neuss. "We have heard from many customers in the packaging printing sector that they welcome this move, since the die cutter and folding-box gluers from WPM and Jagenberg offer excellent technology for this highly demanding sector and, thanks to the collaboration with Heidelberg, now offer an extensive service and a secure investment", explains Dr. Jürgen Rautert, responsible at Heidelberg for Postpress. "Supported by the Dymatrix and Diana brands, we are now well positioned on the world's markets", he adds. Heidelberg's solutions portfolio has been well received on the market. Numerous folding-box gluers, add-on machines and die cutters have already been sold worldwide. Several customers order a complete die cutting and gluing line at one and the same time. Business has been particularly pleasing in Eastern Europe. Two ECO 105 folding-box gluers have been sold to Polygrafoformlenie and Exemplari in St. Petersburg. A finishing line from Heidelberg, consisting of the Dymatrix 105 CS die cutter and an ECO 105 folding-box gluer, is to be supplied to Turkmenistan. IMC in Poland has augmented its existing Jagenberg die cutter with a Dymatrix 105 CSB Pro die cutter. In Germany, Leupold in Schwabach has invested in a complete high-performance folding-box gluing line featuring a Jagfeed, Diana Pro, Japack Pro and a die cutter. Precise and cost-effective punching The Dymatrix die cutting and embossing systems process paper of grammages in excess of 80 gsm, board up to 2,000 gsm and corrugated board up to 4 millimeters with maximum mechanical speeds of up to 9,000 sph. They are produced at the Mönchengladbach site in the formats popular in the packaging industry - IIIb (740 x 1,050 mm / 29.1 x 41.3 in), IV (820 x 1,130 mm / 32.3 x 44.5 in) and VI (1,020 x 1,420 mm / 40.2 x 55.9 in). The gear unit which is thermally insulated from the platen ensures the machine starts quickly and delivers consistent quality. The die cutters employ a unique technology - a double overhead cam moving upper platen. This technology eleminates the need for the sheet to move vertically. The fact that the material can travel through the machine smoothly in a single plane maximizes die cutting quality, particularly with thinner materials, and the ability to blank a minimum of 21 pt. Plastic without nicks at speeds of approximately 4,000 to 5,000 sph and higher depending on the layout and substrate. This ensures, for example, that numerous small elements can be stripped out of the sheet with complete precision. This high quality and flexibility gives packaging designers the means to design folding boxes that are attractive and thereby catch the consumer's eye at the point of sale.