Merkad: high quality production for the tableware industry

2013-08-20 | Mould technology

Merkad, based in Istanbul, Turkey, is a globally known supplier of a wide variety of glassware moulds and machine spare parts to well-known glassware manufacturers and glass machine producers. Thanks to experience and know how, the company can guarantee expertise in diverse manufacturing processes, such as Press, Press & Blow, Spinning, all to the fundamental benefit of its customers. Recent investments include new high speed CNC machining centres and an additional PTA (Plasma Transferred Arc) welding machine, thus increasing its high quality tableware mould manufacturing capacity and provide better lead times.

Merkad concentrates greatly on maintaining the quality of its products at international level
Quality assurance
Thanks to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Assurance System certification, Merkad concentrates greatly on maintaining the quality of its products at international level. Products are controlled by taking sub-measurements after each operation during production, and after passing 100 per cent quality control. Each product is supplied with final control reports and analysis of materials certification controlled by Merkad’s Q.A. department and international accredited laboratories. Moreover, Merkad has a calibration lab where it calibrates its measuring devices with gauge blocks and testers.

Comprehensive mould design
Thanks to Comprehensive Mould Design engineering and manufacturing services, Merkad can provide its clients with the following benefits:
  • Design & Engineering, during which Merkad’s Design & Engineering Team assists clients with their existing or new glass mould designs, thanks to high technical capabilities of making new designs for all type glass moulds (with or without engraving - textures).
  • High quality spare parts: Blow Mould Holder Assemblies & Neck Ring Holder Assemblies according to customers’ needs for Press- Blow machines, as well as Press Mould Holder assemblies for Press Machines. These very important mechanisms enable to manufacture high quality glass products working in synchronization with the moulds.
  • ‘Sample Moulds’ or ‘Acrylic samples’ for new glass items designs - even from scratch, supplied by Merkad’s Design Team to achieve the desired des...


Article taken from Glass Machinery Plants & Accessories bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2013 number: 4
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