Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 51 No. 3 (2014)   Machinery, Equipment & Infrastructure
    New Products

    "EVOL" Large Box Making Machine for Corrugated Cardboard

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
    Sales Division

    Corrugated cardboard boxes are the most familiar form of packaging and are a key part of the world's logistics and commodity distribution systems. They are also considered to be earth-friendly products dealing with global environmental problems that are major issues of today's society, because they are circulation-type packaging materials that can be recycled after use. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been manufacturing corrugating machinery since 1955. Now MHI manufactures corrugators that make corrugated cardboard sheets and box making machines that make corrugated cardboard boxes from corrugated cardboard sheets, and sells them to customers all over the world. MHI released the EVOL-84 box making machine (84-inch-type machine) in 2003 and the EVOL-100 (100-inch-type machine) in 2006, and has so far received orders for more than 250 units in total mainly from domestic, Asian and North American customers. This paper presents the EVOL-115 (115-inch-type machine) and EVOL-125 (125-inch-type machine) large corrugated cardboard box making machines, which have been newly developed and released in addition to EVOL-84 and EVOL-100.