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The smart packaging film – for safe transport of electronic and surface-sensitive components

Blankenhain/Weimar, October 2012 – Choosing the right packaging with the right properties is just as important for the damage-free transport of high-value components and tools as are the requirements placed on the products themselves. The heightened demands on packaging materials have raised new challenges for masterbatch and compound manufacturers. GRAFE, the company based in Thuringia, is presenting the latest extension to its product line at the FAKUMA: a non-migratory, permanently anti-static transparent blue packaging film and a conductive black film. This material development is excellently suited for the manufacture of bubble-wrap.

 

Packaging materials are often not able to ensure the safe transportation of goods at sea or on land. „Additives from traditional transport film migrate and settle on the surface of packaged materials,” explains Danny Ludwig, Head of Development at the GRAFE Group. „Simply because packaging is not able to meet transport requirements does not mean that a loss will inevitably occur, but it does greatly raise the risk.”

 

With their new product line extension – a blue, non-migratory, permanently anti-static film with a surface resistivity of 109 ohm and a black conductive material with a surface resistivity of 104 ohm – the staff at the GRAFE Group have shown they understand the high level of demands placed on transport materials. „The new packaging films we have developed are able to meet these high demands so that the mechanical, climatic and chemical requirements during transport, storage and handling are fulfilled. They can be used in disposable or returnable packaging, bubble wrap or pillow packs for components with high-quality surfaces and in the field of electronics. In developing the new film we have also taken automobile industry standards into account so that the new material can be used in overseas transport of automotive components,” explains Danny Ludwig. The material solutions from GRAFE Polymer Technik are also available as masterbatches or compounds.

 

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

 

GRAFE Polymer Technik GmbH is a member company of the GRAFE Group. In addition to customer and application specific compound solutions, the company offers an extensive range of electrically conductive and permanently anti-static compounds.

 

The product portfolio at GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH includes a wide range of functional plastics compounds in addition to color and additive masterbatches. One of the largest research and development departments in the industry is at work on the latest technologies equipping plastics with intelligent functions. The company was founded in 1991 and unites three business divisions in today’s GRAFE Group: Color Batch, Additive Batch und Polymer Technology. Over 200 employees develop and manufacture products for the domestic and international market in the state of the art facility in Blankenhain (Thuringia) in the heart of Germany. The group is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO TS 16949:2009 and DIN EN ISO 9001/2008. For more information see: www.grafe.com

 

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GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH

 

Sarah Weber-Liel                              Phone: 036459-45-216

Waldecker Straße 21                      Fax: 036459-45-123

D-99444 Blankenhain                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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