Visit of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield


Durham-Duplex were delighted to host a visit by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards and her Deputy Councillor Colin Ross on 27th March as part of a series of visits to manufacturers in the City.  They had a tour of the machine knife factory from Walmsley Works on Lyons Street through to Carwood Road with John Bailey, the Factory Manager, and finished at Durham-Duplex on Petre St being shown toothing and Industrial Blades by Dave Addiss, the Petre St Factory Manager.

The Lord Mayor was particularly pleased to have a go at smithing as her relative were blacksmiths and her badge of office has an anvil on it.



EMPACK Den Bosch 5-6 April 2023


Durham-Duplex will be back in BENELUX for EMPACK at Brabanthallen Den Bosch on 5 & 6 April 2023.  EU Sales Manager David Piper will be showing the Company’s wide range of products for the food processing and packaging industry.  He commented “I like doing Empack shows they are easy to do and gain good footfall with their market specialisation.  The local buyers are also learning that dealing with a manufacturer is better especially when that manufacturer has over 100 years of experience so can deliver what the customer wants rather than what is available.  I highly encourage visitors to talk to us.”

Visit Durham-Duplex on stand 1.D14 to find out more.

ICE -X – The International Converting exhibition – Munich 14-16 March 2023

Durham-Duplex have manufactured industrial blades in Sheffield since 1910 and its US progenitor invented the slotted or Durham blade, widely used for foil and film converting and slitting, back in the 19th Century as part of the first safety shaving system.  As such the Company has a huge depth of knowledge on the Converting industry covering not only industrial blades but also as a manufacturer of circular and machine knives for the industry.  This makes ICE-X the perfect show to show off the full range of Durham-Duplex products to the industry.

As Carl Foster, International Sales Director, says “We have been coming to ICE-X for a long time and really enjoy the knowledgeable International attendees that know their product and understand the important part that quality and consistency of cut plays in the finished product.  Therefore, they understand the benefits of working with a knife manufacturer whether they are in the converting industry or using the film & foil within the packaging industry.  Either way Durham-Duplex is a perfect fit and we look forward to another good show.”

For more information contact or visit Carl and David on Stand  1746 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre.


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