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Antistatic plastics in vehicle interiors

Blankenhain, October 2013 - Most plastics have very low electrical conductivity and therefore display a strong tendency to accumulate charges which gather on the surface through contact with other materials. The resulting surface charges often have problematic effects.

 

“In order to prevent plastic parts from attracting dust particles through their electrostatic charges, for example in vehicle interiors, we have been developing new antistatic materials with improved properties”, says Dr. Jan Stadermann, project manager at the GRAFE Group. In our work we have already tested and analyzed new products based on different methods. Further development in the field of migrating antistatic agents has mainly been aimed at prolonging their effect. To this end, the GRAFE Group has introduced a new product for polyolefins: the High Performance Antistatic Agent (HPAS), which in long-term tests with PP components, has shown to be effective for more than 4 years.

 

In the development of permanently effective non-migrating systems, the focus lies on improving their efficiency. New permanently antistatic agents have been developed and tested for application in PP and in PC/ASA. These products are characterized in particular by lower concentration levels. In addition, combination products have been developed for application in PP and in PC/ASA where the material is colored and endowed with permanently antistatic properties in just one step.

 

GRAFE at the K in Düsseldorf: hall 6, stand E75

 

The range of products at GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH includes a wide selection of functional plastic compounds in addition to color and additive masterbatches. One of the largest research and development departments in the industry works on the newest technologies to equip plastics with intelligent functions. The GRAFE Group was founded in 1991 and today has three business divisions: Color Batch, Additive Batch und Polymer Technology. More than 200 staff develop and produce at the state of the art facility in Blankenhain (Thuringia) in the heart of Germany for the domestic and international market. The group is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO TS 16949:2009 and DIN EN ISO 9001/2008. Information at: www.grafe.com

 

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GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH
Sarah Weber-Liel                   Tel. ++49-36459-45-216
Waldecker Str.21                   Fax ++49+36459-45-123
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