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Brilliant photoluminescent colors

Blankenhain/Thuringia, 18.10.2011 – In addition to outstanding mechanical characteristics, the visible surface, a pleasant feel, and, above all, the look all play a crucial role when developing a new product. As one of the most innovative partners to the plastics processing industry, the GRAFE-Group is presenting its highly popular development for improved aesthetics at FAKUMA 2011: masterbatches for brilliant photoluminescent colors.


The use of masterbatches for photoluminescent plastics has become increasingly relevant in recent years. “The coloured photoluminescent masterbatch for the plastics processing industry is booming again,” reports Danny Ludwig, Development Manager. “Our product can be manufactured in various luminescent colors and in all common thermoplastics. The duration and intensity of photoluminescence can be adapted to suit individual clients’ requests.”

The product can be used in a wide range of different applications, extending from the fashion and advertising industries via the toy industry through to safety equipment. Specifically in emergency situations, above all in power cuts, getting your bearings quickly and finding the emergency exits in a targeted manner can save lives. Such beneficial photoluminescent aids include, for example, a carpet with interwoven luminescent fibres, which cannot be seen in daylight with the naked eye and only appear in the dark.


The photoluminescent masterbatches have already been common for several years, although they are gaining importance through their use in technical materials. Up to now, it has only been possible to equip standard products with a photoluminescent greenish yellow color. However, the innovative masterbatch from the Thuringia-based company now enables products to shine in a wide variety of colors.


GRAFE-Group at the FAKUMA in Friedrichshafen: Hall B5, Stand 5306


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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