Shawn Spencer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dicar, Inc., reports:

“Perhaps the best way to describe our past year is ‘growth’. We saw our market areas grow as our customer base continues to expand around the world. We added new products to our offerings including the Dicar Anvil Pads for platen diecutting. The latest generation of our Equalizer diecutting system, the Equalizer G4 with our patented Snap Sleeve™ split bearing design has been met with great enthusiasm by converters and OEMs alike. We are very happy as we close out 2018.

2019 will be a milestone year as Dicar celebrates our 50th year of providing outstanding products and customer service to converters in the paperboard packaging industries. Reaching this important milestone would not have been possible without the support of loyal customers, partners and associates. Working together we have grown from a small start-up in Riverside, New Jersey, to a world-leader offering durable urethane products like our Anvilok® soft anvil rotary diecutting covers and a complete range of components for diecutting, die-making and other converting needs.

Today Dicar is headquartered in Pine Brook, New Jersey with manufacturing facilities in Pine Brook and Tomball, Texas. Dicar maintains a global sales force incorporating a network of Sales offices, Technical Sales & Service Managers and representatives.

Founded by Ron Warll and Bud Kirkpatrick, Dicar remains family owned and continues the culture of innovation and dedicated customer service that was so important to the founders. Dicar’s product line has expanded from the original one-piece diecutting cover  to include hundreds of products from the Anvilok series soft anvil rotary diecutting covers to lead edge feed wheels, wheels and rollers, creasers and profiles, anvil systems and specialty items.

Dicar’s recent innovations include…

Dicar Platen Pads™ are urethane cutting pads specifically engineered for platen and clamshell diecutters. This unique flat Platen Pads are based on the same durable urethane self-healing formula as the Anvilok II covers. Eliminating the metal-to-metal or metal-to-phenolic contact, Platen Pads reduce tooling costs, provide cleaner die-cuts, increase cutting knife and creasing rule life, reduce the pressure necessary for precise, clean diecutting and consequently reduces the stress on mechanical components of the press.

The Equalizer™ G4, the latest version of the popular Equalizer anvil system uses Dicar’s patented Snap Sleeve “split bearing” design. This design allows removal of individual bearing sections for easier and more efficient mounting and rotation especially in close quarters. The design also accommodates thermal expansion maintaining consistent cover mounting and allowing the bearing to easily slide along the cylinder for simplified installation and rotation.

Dicar’s Emba Die Cut Bearing Upgrade brings a new level of ease-of-use and efficiency to Emba diecutting stations. Based on the Equalizer G4 design, this upgrade offers the same benefits and advantages of the G4.

AnviLatch™, Dicar’s ergonomically friendly modern anvil cover mounting technology eliminates the need to use a mallet when mounting or rotating. A simple indexing of the die cylinder secures the covers to the cylinder.

AnviLatch™ Die Cylinder Gripper Bars 2.0 provide an easy and ergonomic means of indexing the die cylinder when rotating or mounting covers and cutting dies.

Dicar’s Geo. Martin Scrubber Replacement Wheels feature a Wrap-on™ design for simple and quick removal and installation, meet or exceed the OEM specifications and deliver optimum wear and sheet control without marking the sheets.

Replacement MHI EVOL Counter-Ejector Wheels from Dicar are available in both solid and Crushless® styles, are cost effective exact fit replacements with two high-precision 606zz bearings.

SpeedStrap™ reusable magnetic pull bands for printing or diecutting provide a quick and cost effective way to maximize sheet control through the printing and diecutting stations for enhanced registration, fewer jams and higher quality of the finished product.”

Looking forward to 2019, we will continue our dedication to developing new productivity, efficiency and quality enhancing products and providing user focused service to our customers and partners.

Again, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers, OEM partners and associates for their business and the opportunity to share in a mutually successful 2018. We enthusiastically look forward to a continuance of these successful partnerships as well as the development of new partnerships in 2019.”