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Wednesday, 09.09.2015

GRAFE Automotive Competence

The demands of the automotive market for interior trim and exterior applications with increasingly specialized and complex properties present a major challenge to the manufacturers of masterbatches and compounds. Starting from product development all the way up to series production, the industry has been forced to react quickly and flexibly to the specialized demands of the automotive industry on the makers of thermoplastic components in cars. Masterbatch and compound producers can have a significant influence on the end quality of the thermoplastic products manufactured for cars. This is reflected in both surface and color of the components. Masterbatch and compound formulations shape the technical properties of the components manufactured for car interiors. These features include for example UV and thermal stability, scratch resistance, as well as structural and mechanical properties.

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GRAFE Halogenfreie Flammschutzcompounds
Wednesday, 26.08.2015

Flame-retardant new developments

The GRAFE Group of Blankenhain will be presenting two new product developments at the upcoming Fakuma.  Alongside other products, the company will be introducing an electrically conductive and halogen-free, flame-retardant PP compound at the international plastics trade fair which will be held from 13 to 17 October 2015 in Friedrichshafen.

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GRAFE SPE GRAND INNOVATION AWARD
Wednesday, 15.07.2015

GRAFE RECEIVES SEVERAL AWARDS

 

On 3 July 2015, at the festive ceremony of the 16th annual Automotive Awards Night in the Swissôtel  in Düsseldorf/ Neuss the most innovative and creative achievements of the automobile industry and their suppliers were celebrated. A high-profile panel of jury experts selected their favorites from a large number of applicants based on stringent criteria.

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Wednesday, 08.10.2014

Improved Efficiency with ABS Masterbatches

The ever greater demands placed on automobility and the increasing focus on ecology and economy have led to new fields of development for the producers of masterbatches and compounds. The challenges faced by today‘s plastics industry, to develop flexible products more quickly and in accordance with the requirements of OEM, are rising continually. The new products must possess outstanding mechanical properties, meet highest quality demands and be light-weight.

 

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Friday, 03.10.2014

GRAFE products ensure work safety

GRAFE Polymer Technik GmbH is one of the most innovative partners to the plastics processing industry. The Thuringian based company is presenting a permanently antistatic compound for the manufacture of safety helmets at the FAKUMA. The primary goal in developing this material was to meet the requirements of DIN EN 397, since protecting people’s health and safety is of highest priority.

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Tuesday, 30.09.2014

Data for MOLDFLOW Simulations

Expanding customer service: GRAFE is providing specific data for moldflow-simulations. By expanding its service portfolio, the Thuringian based company is responding to the ever greater demands of the plastics processing industry as well as to the needs and wishes of its customers.

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Friday, 26.09.2014

reduced emission carbon black compounds in accordance with binding EU regulation 1272/2013

Electrically conductive products are required to meet high legal standards for the protection of customers. PAH concentrations in materials must never exceed maximum levels wherever there is the possibility of skin contact, even for short periods. The GRAFE Group offers reduced-PAH conductive compounds in accordance with the standards required by the GS seal for tested quality in the Categories 1 – 2, thus complying with the statutory EU directive which will go into effect from December 2015. This directive sets the maximum PAH concentration at 1mg/kg.

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Thursday, 18.09.2014

Easy-flowing carbon black compounds

Carbon black loading changes the flow properties of polymers significantly. Depending on the application and the base material, a carbon black filling of up to 30 percent is customary for electrically conductive polymer compounds. The GRAFE Polymer Technik, specialists in the modification of thermoplastics to electrically conductive carbon black composites, is presenting a variety of options to optimize the flow properties of carbon black compounds at the FAKUMA.

 

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Wednesday, 10.09.2014

Bio-Compound-Paperlike

The GRAFE Group is introducing an innovation in the field of bio-plastics: „Bio-Compalen-Paperlike“ makes it possible to produce foils which can be torn in any given direction. The compound can also be used for HDPE and PP bottle extrusion. It has the additional benefit of being antistatic which reduces the attraction of surface dust.

 

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Monday, 01.09.2014

„Next on my wish list is a …“

3D printing has ushered in a revolution where amateur artists and prototype manufacturers alike can make their wishes come true. 3D printing allows the creation of diverse 3-dimensional objects within the confines of one’s own living room. Entrepreneurs in particular profit from the flexibility of 3D printing as it facilitates the production of prototypes and work pieces. PLA filaments are widely used today in 3D printing. The GRAFE Group offers its customers suitable and individual formulations for 3D printing.

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