They also name it the 'next generation' brand challenges, consumer needs and packaging innovations, which are transforming the packaging industry. 
Market intelligence agency Mintel did some research to the trends of 2017 and the impact of all involved packaging suppliers. They reveald 5 key trends for 2017:

1. The (re)union of package structure and branding
2. The face and role of packaging online
3. Packaging gets smart, Active and Intelligent
4. The experience of packaging
5. Extend my brand

In particular the role of the growing online business and 'the experience of pacakaging' covers an important role for die making. 

You can easily >>download the packaging trends at the website of Mintel.

Folding carton is used for packaging that has to catch the eye, but - not to forget - also needs extra eyes of the producer.

For example packaging for pharmacy or food and beverage packaging.  Also for these applications Polytop MX® has proven to be extremely succesfull. 
Enough reasons to desing a specific flyer for folding carton with directly related product advantages at a row: Download here the digital flyer.


Contribute to the world of tomorrow, that's also one of the missions of PolyMX.
Of course we do everything possible to minimize CO2 emissions, but we also find it important to do something to compensate. Because no matter how hard we try, completely elimination of CO2 emissions is not yet a possibility.

That is why we have chosen to plant new trees through the organization Trees for All, which is the only foundation in the Netherlands with a CBF-hallmark. The projects of Trees for All have an economic, ecological and social value to society and contribute to a healthier climate. More information about Trees for All can be found at:

As result of some great teamwork with partners and the R&D employees of PolyMX, we have been able to produce 18 mm sheets. One of the benefits of PolyMX being supplier as well as producer is that we stand open for suggestions and wishes of the market and if possible, can produce it at demand.
If you are also dealing with a challenge and need PolyMX to think along, you're more than welcome to contact us.

Currently, the 18 mm sheets are available in shore hardness A35, 40, 45 and 50.

"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process, working together is a succes."

The experienced and well-known magazine 'The Cutting Edge' of the IADD in Amerika devoted their October edition to Polytop MX

Besides the recently published articel about the role of ejection material in the die cutting process, they also added some beautiful pictures of different kind of applications of both flatbed and rotary dies.

Click here for the direct link to the article. 

PolyMX Cutting Edge


Recently, PolyMX published an article about the "transformation" of ejection material from long-time frustration to business success factor. You will find this article coming period in some main packaging magazines, but you can also download it via this website. Please, feel free to share the article in your own magazine or company news letter. For more information you can contact PolyMX. 


“Rubbering” gets from a long-time frustration to business success factor

Do you know that antivirus software on your computer giving a notification if a virus seems to be present on your PC? Or worse, completely block an application or program when it detects malicious behavior. A good thing, but it never really feels helpful, rather annoying. However, the security industry has turned their technology to the better. It’s no longer a frustration but a differentiator, giving organizations new business opportunities. Single sign-on methods to help people log-on once to get authorized for all relevant applications and tools. Payment methods with such strong security elements that they can be used on a smartphone. New ways of working creating competitive advantages. The industry of ‘rubbering’ techniques and ejection material is at the same point in time. Turn the frustration over from ugly cutting edges and rubber that needs to be replaced over-and-over (with machine downtime as result) to creating unique customer services and success factors that create competitive benefits.

First, let’s have a look at the functional role of ejection material. Simply put, it’s to eject the product and waste out of the die. However, there are more factors to take into account when choosing the right ejection material. What about the separation of this waste and product? How much time and frustration would it save you on an average day when this is done automatically and correct?

Want to read the whole article? Then click here


Polytop MX 5

Since Polytop MX’s availability at the die cutting market, this long-lasting ejection material has proven to be beneficial in increasing the productivity of cutting in particular corrugated board. But, more and more Polytop MX is used as high performance ejection material for cutting solid board too. From trays for wet products to puzzles and from cigarette packaging to luxury products, Polytop MX can easily help you solving the most common cutting problems.

Growing percentage of recycled material
In Europe we see an increase of recycled material, which is of course a sustainable growth. But, for the quality of the board this isn’t always beneficial. However, for Polytop MX® this is not an issue. The strength of Polytop MX® lies not only in the long-lasting capacity, but also the ingenious hardness system. Better said, thanks to the availability of the material in various densities, we see that cracked inner liners or bad cut edges don’t always have to be the consequence of a poorer quality board. In this case you can choose for a softer version of Polytop MX®, which brings less pressure at the board during the cutting process.

The opposite we see with solid board. This material asks for a harder ejection material. For the slots or smaller internal waste areas, you can choose for a gradation harder. Thanks to this system, you are able to vary the hardness, without having worries about the durability of your ejection material and quality of the board.

Do you experience problems with a particular die or material and want to find out if Polytop MX® will make the difference for you? PolyMX and its partners, will advise you with the right choice of hardness, in combination with your board and your die-cutting equipment.

PolyMX, solutions for die cutting.


Polycrease MX is a new developed system, which is capable of preventing internal breakings of the paper board. The system is based at a flexible and wear-resistant material that comes in a range of hardnesses and thicknesses. The result is a perfect choice of resilience for every flute type, while guaranteeing the best possible lines in your packaging production.

Complete your Polytop MX® die with Polycrease MX and you will enjoy the results!
Ask for some trial material at PolyMX: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Polish magazine, Świat Poligrafii, published an article with PolyMX's partner Chespa and its customer Janmar Centrum z Trzcinicy.
We are proud that also in Poland, Polytop MX has proven to deliver fantastic results.

The article concludes with the fact that - thanks to Polytop MX -  the plant of Janmar Centrum has reached 100% waste removal! 

Unfortuntately, this article is only available in Polish. Click here to read the full article.