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GRAFE at the VDI Mannheim as the only color masterbatch manufacturer and developer certified in accordance with ISO / TS 16949

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Innovative ideas for efficient and high-quality plastic applications in cars presented by the plastics specialist GRAFE from 29th to 30th March 2017 at the international VDI Congress „Plastics in Automotive Engineering“. The automotive competence of the Thuringian company is particularly in focus since the GRAFE Color Batch GmbH is the only German company that is certified in accordance with ISO / TS 16949 for the manufacture as well as development of color masterbatches. This certification unites all worldwide published quality standards and requirements of the automotive industry for quality management systems to date, and documents the ongoing growth strategy of the GRAFE Group as an international supplier of masterbatches and compounds.


In addition to the industry-independent requirements of the ISO 9001 for quality management systems, the ISO / TS  16949 certification means that GRAFE fulfills the additional requirements for series and spare part production in the car industry as a link in the automotive value-added chain.The certification testifies to the unique selling point of the Blankenhain company as German wide developer and manufacturer of masterbatches. It represents an important goal of the GRAFE Group to maximize customer satisfaction through improvements in system and process quality. This includes the early detection of potential dangers and faults in both production and in the supply chain, along with the elimination of these error sources through timely corrective measures.


Due to the strong increase in the use of plastics and their ever-growing significance in cars, GRAFE is strengthening its market position for the future as a supplier in this industry. Plastics are taking the place of existing materials and making cars lighter. Their flexibility, functionality and light weight enable them to fulfill varying requirements while satisfying customer-specific needs regarding design and comfort in car interiors and exteriors. GRAFE has established itself in the sector of specific and complex interior trim properties as a partner in the automotive industry. In cooperation with its customers over the past years, GRAFE has developed over 1,000 automotive colors in more than 40 types of thermoplastics for over 39 OEMs.


Renowned national and international car makers are convinced by the quality and flexibility that GRAFE offers them as customers. „In this age of light-weight design combined with extremely high part quality as required by car makers, we are prepared to meet the ever-growing number of challenges that face us“, says Tobias Dübler, Team Leader of Sales for automotive applications.


Masterbatches, however, do have their limits when it comes to certain applications and this is where the GRAFE Group can provide customized compounds in all interior colors for every type of thermoplastic. Even for relatively small amounts of only 100 kg per color in a series, the GRAFE Group can develop all compounds with the desired properties in any color. GRAFE is not only a manufacturer of customized and application-specific masterbatches, it is just as active in the development and production of compounds.

Knowing that GRAFE unites all competences under one roof is the basis for its customers’ long-term satisfaction. This is of particular importance for large customers with international operations, especially in the automotive sector.


At the VDI Congress in Mannheim, there will be over 1,500 international plastics experts form the automotive sector. Visit us at Stand 56 at the accompanying trade exhibition from 29th to 30th March 2017 in Mannheim.

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