Board Converting News, April 11, 2022

Klöde Kartonagen Adds Baysek C-170 Die Cutter

In order to secure the company’s position in its core busi- ness of die cut packaging and die cut parts, Henningsdorf, Berlin based Klöde Kartonagen has added a Baysek C-170 die cutter to its production floor. The owner, Thomas Wolf, was looking to reduce run times and unit costs, particular- ly at a time when sheet board prices were rising and the pandemic had impacted supply chains. “Raw materials have become so expensive since the first half of 2021 but these cost increases cannot be passed on to our customers easily and must be absorbed by saving on labor costs,” says Wolf. “The new die cutter has enabled us to undertake a series of processes on one machine, doing away with multiple processes and expen- sive hand work. It has been a great decision to install this machine and is opening up new markets for us.” According to Baysek Machines, the nick-free, multi- ple-out, the Baysek die cutting method is designed to con- quer difficult jobs that traditional rotary and flatbed die cut- ters struggle or fail to efficiently accomplish. Visit for more. ISM: Manufacturing Grows Again In March

Economic activity in the manufacturing sec- tor grew in March, with the overall econo- my achieving a 22nd consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued by Timothy R. Fio- re, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The March Manufacturing PMI regis- tered 57.1 percent, a decrease of 1.5 percent- age points from the February reading of 58.6 percent. This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the 22nd month in a row after a contraction in April and May 2020. This is the lowest reading since Sep- tember 2020 (55.4 percent). The New Or- ders Index registered 53.8 percent, down 7.9 percentage points compared to the Febru- ary reading of 61.7 percent. The Production Index reading of 54.5 percent is a 4 percent- age point decrease compared to February’s figure of 58.5 percent. “The Prices Index registered 87.1 percent, up 11.5 percentage points compared to the February figure of 75.6 percent. The Back- log of Orders Index registered 60 percent, 5 percentage points lower than the February reading of 65 percent. The Employment In- dex figure of 56.3 percent is 3.4 percentage CONTINUED ON PAGE 8


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