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GRAFE-masterbatches for laser inscription

Blankenhain/Thüringen, 27.10.2010 – Specialist plastics processors GRAFE from Thuringia provide masterbatches for laser marking. Laser-marked plastics are resistant to chemicals and abrasion, and inscriptions therefore remain clear over long periods of time. Using our own Foba laser marker to conduct preliminary tests, we can determine the optimal settings. GRAFE thus supports its customers by providing the perfect laser marking solution with a comprehensive range of services.


"Laser marking is an efficient process in the design of plastic products and has become a real alternative to conventional printing methods over the past years," says Danny Ludwig, Head of Development at GRAFE. "It is quick and economical, and it produces a long- lasting, very clean, precise and well-defined marking without having to pre-treat the parts."


Laser marking can be effected in three types of marking colour - light, dark and coloured marking. The end-result is determined by the process and by the polymer and the admixtures used, such as pigments and other additives. These additives are necessary in the laser marking process to guarantee the required standards of contrast, definition and speed. Ludwig continues: "Depending on the desired application we develop the ideal recipe for the masterbatches, which can then be tested in-house for writeability using our own laser marker.


In this way our customer receives a fully tested plastic product and all the necessary parameters for marking the part later." The adaptability of this technology to changing layouts makes it suitable for use in any sector where components are marked without using chemicals and are resistant to abrasion, for example the automotive and electronics industries.


Apart from color and additive master batches, the product spectrum of GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH includes a wide range of functional plastic compounds. One of the industry’s largest R&D departments is focusing its efforts on the latest technologies that can equip plastic with intelligent functions. Founded in 1991, the company is now operating as GRAFE Group with its three divisions: Color Batch, Additive Batch and Polymer Technik. The employees develop new products and produce in the highly modern facility at Blankenhain (Thuringia) in heart of Germany for the national and international market. The Group is certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO TS 16949 and DIN EN ISO 9001/2000. Further information under:


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