We are deeply saddened by the loss of Cees van Golverdingen.
With great sorrow we must take leave of my husband, our father (in-law) and grandfather. Cees was founder and director of PolyMX, a pioneer in our industry, and a source of inspiration for many. Since PolyMX was founded in 2000, at the time under the name Euromat 2000, Cees put his heart and soul into the business, with considerable success. His entrepreneurial spirit helped build a fabulous business with a great team of people manufacturing high-quality products.
ANDREW POWELL STRENGTHENS POLYMX AS INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
The success of PolyMX is based on the unmatched quality of our products, combined with the knowledge and skills of our team. With great pride we would like to announce the arrival of Andrew Powell. He is an expert in high performance cutting dies and will strengthen our team as International Sales Manager. In this role he will be responsible for our existing partners and for the growth of our global customer portfolio.
Andrew has known PolyMX since the first introduction of Polytop MX® into the market. He knows like no other what PolyMX stands for, and he may already be known to some of you. After finishing his education he started running converting machines at Smurfit Kappa. Therefore he knows what challenges there are in the workplace. Starting as an apprentice he worked himself up to become a Senior Operator, ultimately leaving to work for the cutting die manufacturer DieVision. Here he grew from being a Technical Specialist to a Product Manager because of his ability to apply his technical knowledge, to the challenges customers bestowed upon him. As from now he supports the PolyMX team in future growth and service to existing customers and end users of high performance dies.
“PolyMX is an amazing and beautiful company. You cannot but notice the passion and service for this product and combined with the togetherness within the company, this made me feel at home immediately. It is a very pleasant work environment and I am looking forward to developing even better products and services together with our team and customers”, says Andrew Powell.
Melissa Monster-van Golverdingen, Managing Director of PolyMX: “I have known Andrew for quite some time and I am impressed by his knowledge and his work ethic. Andrew is very customer driven and will apply 100% to get things done for customers. This fits within our corporate culture. Andrew can relate to customers needs and will go to work on finding a solution to their problem. We often receive requests if we can help improve the efficiency of the die cut process and the quality of the die cut product. This exceeds just providing a good rubber advice. Th rough his knowledge of production on die presses and the manufacturing of high performance cutting dies, Andrew is the perfect person to answer these questions. He does not only know the driving forces of Polytop MX®, but also that of cutting dies. We believe in this approach and we are obliged to provide support services to our partners concerning this matter.
More and more companies in the packaging industry are switching to the use of recycled cardboard to make their production process more sustainable. However, existing ejection materials are often too hard for these easily damaged paper types, so the desired quality is not achieved. After two years’ development work, PolyMX is the first player on the market to succeed in producing a far softer ejection material. This softness means the user can supply topflight products, irrespective of the cardboard type.
Shore A10 is suitable for both rotary and flatbed dies and is available in heights of between 7 and 16 mm. This solution will enable packaging companies to supply top-quality products while still satisfying all the recycling requirements and sustainability goals.
The biggest advantage of the softer material is the reduction of cracking along the inside lines. In addition, even with this Polytop MX® variant, the lower hardness of the ejection material does not mean a shorter useful life; it is just as long-lasting as the harder material variants. Furthermore, the lighter weight means a saving on transport costs.
Melissa Monster-van Golverdingen, director of PolyMX explained, “We are extremely proud of the result. After two years of research work, we have succeeded in developing a material that will enable our users to deliver perfectly finished products to their customers. We always aim to help our users achieve their goals; one of the ways we do this is by constantly coming up with ground-breaking products and services. Shore A10 is our latest contribution, and initial reactions from the market have been extremely positive.”
INSPIRING EXCHANGE INVOLVING THE MAJOR COMPANIES IN THE INDUSTRY
Andy Bowles, Senior European Category Manager, DS Smith, visited CITO-SYSTEM GmbH in Schwaig, Germany from 23rd to 24th May 2018. Mr Bowles's visit to CITO allowed him to meet GROUP members and CITO partners e.g. CITO UK Ltd., PolyMX bv, DieVision Holding BV and Bieling & Petsche Stanzformen GmbH. He was presented with an overview of the CITO GROUP and its latest developments in the corrugated industry.
The visit included a tour of CITO's first-class manufacturing facilities, R&D department, quality assurance laboratory and DFG CENTER - the unique training centre for die makers and end users. CITO-SYSTEM GmbH was very pleased to welcome Andy Bowles from DS Smith and looks forward to building on our parnership.
MELISSA MONSTER MANAGING DIRECTOR POLYMX
Melissa Monster has been appointed director of PolyMX since January 2018.
Melissa has been working at PolyMX since 2002.
In the past 16 years Melissa has seen PolyMX change from a national to an international company and from a rather basic company to an automated, industrial area.
Together with an ambitious team, Melissa is looking forward to her new challenge.
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We are pleased to announce you that the German company Cito has bought 50% of the shares of PolyMX.
Last years, PolyMX is, partly thanks to the product Polytop MX®, grown into an international company. PolyMX has always been a family owned company and with this (small) team, we have introduced and marketed products to be proud of. However, the core of PolyMX has always been to develop and produce polyurethane products. The knowledge and experience regarding the production of high quality products is where the power of PolyMX is situated.
Cito, on the other hand, is a company with a worldwide sales network and many years of experience in the die cutting industry. This offers us the opportunity to strengthen our sales-force and at the same time, focus again at doing wherever we are good at: improve and introduce products which provide added value to the die cutting industry.
PolyMX will soon expand the production capacity to be able to upscale the sales. Besides, in close cooperation with the R&D department of Cito, we will focus at the implementation of product improvements and develop new products that will optimise the die cutting process. The coming period will be used to find out if more synergy effects can be realised for our customers as a result of this cooperation.
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.
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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: www.treesforall.nl