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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.



Wednesday, 10.09.2014


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.



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.


Friday, 29.08.2014

Compounds with thermal conductivity

Polymer materials can be equipped with very special functions by adding fillers and additives. For example, it is possible to modify the electrical or thermal conductivity of plastics in this manner. Thermally conductive polymer materials, in particular, have been growing in popularity through new applications, for example in the automotive industry.


Friday, 22.08.2014

Weight reduction for mobility engineering

Mass mobility, on the streets and in the air, continues to grow steadily. With this in mind, new developments which offer alternatives to traditional materials are of particular importance. A significant factor is the development of increasingly lighter materials for the production of faster and more dynamic vehicles and aircraft.


Friday, 15.08.2014

Portfolio expansion at GRAFE Polymer Technik: Electrically conductive compounds and functional compounds

The GRAFE Polymer Technik is specialized in the modification of thermoplastics for electrically conductive carbon black composites. This year at the FAKUMA trade fair it is presenting many new developments in its extensive product portfolio, as well as the latest edition of its product brochure.


Monday, 11.08.2014

GRAFE once again receives CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE in accordance with UL94 HB

The GRAFE Group has now received UL94 HB certification for its TPU-Telekolen product group. This comes in addition to the approval the company had already received for its PP-Modalen product group back in 2009. With the additional certification, the masterbatch specialist again demonstrates compliance with the stringent safety requirements of the UL standard and underlines the consistently high level of its product quality.


Wednesday, 06.08.2014

A meeting with tomorrow’s trends

Colors can weave magic, inspire and leave you dreaming. In an interview, Julia Canzler, Head of Design und Packaging at GRAFE Design Centers, reveals the secrets behind the 2015 trend colors. She also speaks about some spectacular new developments and the different sources of inspiration for the staff at GRAFE.


Friday, 01.08.2014

Antimicrobial properties incorporated in light-colored synthetic yarns and fibers

Everyone knows that the aim of checking into a hospital is to come out healthy again. Unfortunately, however, reported cases of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus (MSRA) infections continue to make headlines. Such reports are the reason that the GRAFE Group has been working intensively on the development of antimicrobial and antibacterial treatment of plastics for more than 10 years.


Monday, 28.07.2014

GRAFE Masterbatches for laser marking

Laser markings on plastic parts are resistant to chemicals and abrasion, and result in a permanent and clear inscription. The plastics experts at GRAFE provide their customers with masterbatches for plastics which can be written on with lasers. In pretests using their own in-house laser marker, they are able to determine the ideal settings for writing on the plastic. GRAFE supports its customers by providing the perfect laser marking solution with a comprehensive range of services


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