KOCHER + BECK USA, L.P.
15850 West 99th Street
Lenexa, KS 66219
Contact: David Morris
Kocher + Beck was established in Stuttgart, Germany
in 1966. Today, the company
is the world leader in Flexible
Die Cutting Technology, and
a complete System Provider,
with manufacturing plants
in Germany, Russia, the UK
and the USA. Since 2000
Kocher + Beck has been manufacturing Flexible Cutting Dies for the
Label and Envelope Industry in its Lenexa, KS facility, and distributing
them throughout the continent. Our product range does not only
include tight tolerance Flexible Dies, but also Magnetic Cylinders,
Rotary Hot Stamps, as well as Cutting Stations, our world renowned
Gap Master adjustable anvil system, Tec Screen silk screen material, and
UR Precision – the automated transfer unwind-rewind-splicing system.
Kocher + Beck’s Flexible Dies are a culmination of decades of experience,
backed by a continuous program of research & development and process
AI-Universal dies are of the highest quality which
enables them to meet the most stringent demands.
Their versatility makes them ideal for all self-adhesive and single-material products such as Paper,
PP, PE, PVT, PET and other difficult to cut materials. The dies are fully
CNC sharpened, with ultra-fine polished cutting edges. Depending on
material, cutting angles may vary 64° to 110°.
Kocher + Beck were the first manufacturer in the
world to develop and use laser hardening technology. The life expectancy of a 3L die is up to
that of a conventional rotary die, as hardness levels
of 63 to 66 HRC are achieved. The incorporated laser procedure is
completely environmentally friendly and helps to conserve resources.
3L Laser Long Life flexible dies can be used for the same applications
as the AI Universal dies, e.g. thin film, Tyvek and metal to metal cuts.
Available from 30° to 110°.
Kocher + Beck’s Chrome coating takes Kocher +
Beck’s tried and proven flexible die and transforms
it into a great option for all abrasive paper applications such as thermal transfers. The increased
hardness of approximately 70 HRC tremendously
increases the die life and run time. Available from 60° to 110°.
Kocher + Beck’s Gluex Plus features a special
adhesive-repellent surface coating. This tried and
tested product has proven to be the perfect solution for repelling adhesive bleed or blocked label
rolls. Available in AI Universal from 64° to 110° and from 30° to
110° for 3L Laser Long Life.
Kocher + Beck’s Nanotec coating improves the
performance of the die life significantly for all
complex cutting applications. The high microhardness of the extremely thin coating is over 80
HRC, providing an outstanding die life with a
consistently sharp cutting edge. The low friction on the die surface will
also help to prevent adhesive and ink buildup on the die. Applications:
all foils, extremely abrasive and special materials. Available from 30°
The high standards deployed by Kocher + Beck in its Flexible Die
Technology are reflected in every single high quality Tool and System
Solution we have to offer. From Magnetic Cylinders which are manufactured with an air gap dimension of less than 3 microns, over Hot Stamp
Cylinders and TecScreen Printing Plates which ensure consistently high
stamping and printing quality, to higher throughput and excellent
utilization of valuable resources with UR Precision.