Good sales for Cartostrip


Sales continue on the up for hand held stripping devices

Cartostrip Ltd, makers of hand held die-cut waste stripping equipment, report brisk sales in the last quarter, both domestically and overseas. Units have been shipped to converters in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, as well as a multiple unit order to the USA, through distributor Young Shin USA. The first order has been placed for Poland by newly appointed distributor Intergrafix Sp, who will also cover the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Corrugated sheet plant, South West Packaging of Gillingham, Dorset are among recent UK orders. “From the start of the sales demonstration we were hooked,” commented Patrick Connolly, Sales Manager. “We purchased the whole system, including turntable and balancer, to enable us to handle waste better. The machine has made the most difference in production for the least sum invested in a long while – and the ROI will be short too.”

Cartonage in Dewsbury bought three units. “We have been hand stripping die-cut cartons for over 20 year, because we believed it was the most efficient way to do it. When we saw the Cartostrip in use, we realised that we were wrong,” said Phil Webster of Cartonage. “ We saw the potential and bought three units. Even on complicated sheets, with a little forward planning, the Cartostrip strips them in no time.”

“We are working with one of the big UK groups to replace all their old units,” comments Richard Alcock, Managing Director of Cartostrip Ltd. “Their Health and Safety officers are particularly taken with the Cartostrip Compact, as it is the only two handed operation machine available.”

This article was first published in in March 2017.

Firstan Opt For Cartostrip


Product of the month

Cartostrip makes ‘product of the month’ in the International Paperboard Industry magazine. Click the image above to view the article in full, or download the PDF here:

Cartostrip for STI line


Richard Alcock, Managing Director of Cartostrip Ltd, reports increased overseas sales in recent months, with machines going to the USA, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden and Poland. UK sales have held up in both the carton and corrugated sectors.

STI Line of Gillingham, Kent, are a recent customer who have seen the benefit of using the machines. Says STI Line Production Manager, John Dighton, “After looking for a way to improve efficiency in the stripping area by eliminating manual stripping, we started looking into stripping machines. We have always been aware of these but our nervousness was that these were being used to strip waste from cartonboard of which we use very little. After months of research, a supplier recommended Cartostrip and after looking at their tool, decided to arrange a demonstration. To be honest I was convinced that this demo would be unsuccessful but I was proved wrong. Even on doublewall board, it stripped the pallet in no time!”

Mr Dighton continues, “Cartostrip let us have the stripping tool on a trial period and after carrying out time trials versus manual stripping, it was 50 per cent quicker every time. We were that impressed we decided to purchase two of the machines which will pay for themselves in a matter of  months.” He concludes, “Not only have we reduced labour costs in the stripping department, we have also eliminated damages from manual stripping.”

Compact Version Available


Cartostrip Ltd, manufacturers and suppliers of the hand held die-cut waste stripping tool, have confirmed the launch of their new model – the Compact. It has been re-engineered to be smaller, lighter and more robust. Ergonomically easier to use, its construction is of stainless steel and aluminium. The control switches have been re-designed for greater comfort in use and are now more contoured and clad in a rubber sleeve for ease of use. Chain hardness has also been enhanced, ensuring that the chain stays sharper for longer.

The Cartostrip Compact still offers the benefits of powerful pneumatic drive, two handed operation for safety and the reduced risk of RSI. “Some of our customers have asked us to make small, but important changes to the design, and we have been happy to comply,” says Richard Alcock, Managing Director. ‘With the Compact and the use of the Cartoreel balancer and Cartoturn pallet turntable, we feel we have a winning combination for stripping carton, corrugated and display products alike. The feedback we have had from customers, who have given us endorsements now  posted on our website, is both rewarding and encouraging.”

Partwell for Cartostrip

Cartostrip Ltd, manufacturer and suppliers of hand held diecut waste stripping has appointed Partwell Ltd as a sales partner in the UK.

Partwell supply a wide range of die making consumables and ancillary items to diemakers and converters alike. Says Ashley Bradburn of Partwell, “The Cartostrip Compact is a welcome addition to our One Stop Shop range of products for the diecutting and converting industries. In the past, our customers have struggled to find a safe and easy to use stripping machine that also provides speedy and clean stripping. This well designed Compact does just that.”

New products for Cartostrip


Cartostrip introduces new products to its range making stripping easier.

Product of the month

Cartostrip makes ‘product of the month’ in the International Paperboard Industry magazine. Click the image above to view the article in full, or download the PDF here:

A Product Profile

A product profile on Cartostrip featured in the International Paperboard Industry magainze. Doug Johnston, Managing Director of Packology (Consulting) Ltd, shares his views on the use of hand held stripping tools for folding carton and corrugated converters. You can download the full article here: