For almost 30 years, we have been committed to making the world more colorful every day – working together, with the courage to create color and function.
As one of the leading German manufacturers of masterbatches, we not only produce color masterbatches, additive masterbatches and functional plastic compounds – we are the embodiment of German research, engineering and entrepreneurship, and our products reach satisfied customers in more than 60 countries.
GRAFE stands for quality, customer orientation and innovation, and at our Blankenhain site we have one of the largest research and development departments in the entire industry, which develops the latest technologies to modify plastics and provide them with intelligent functions.
As a medium-sized company based in Germany, we supply more than 2000 customers from a wide variety of industries in over 60 countries. People on almost every continent therefore put their trust in the quality promise of GRAFE.
Years of experience
We are proud of what we have created, but we do not rest on our laurels. As a future-oriented company, healthy growth and the satisfaction of our customers are close to our heart. Only together can visions become innovations.
As a family-run company, we have a responsibility for the region. we operate sustainably and support young talent. Secure jobs and a commitment to art, education and culture are matters close to our heart.
Foundation of the family business
The four Grafe brothers founded GRAFE Color GmbH in Paderborn and shortly afterwards moved to Jena into a hall of the former ZEISS main factory.
Move to Blankenhain
1995: Official inauguration of the company premises in Blankenhain, founding of GRAFE Additiv Batch GmbH and construction of a pilot plant for fiber spinning.
1998: Founding of GRAFE Polymer Technik GmbH and expansion of the company complex (laboratory, technology and production).
Acquisition of HD Kunststoffe GmbH
2011: Expansion of the machinery by 3 production extrusion lines, 3 pilot extrusion lines and 1 simulation extruder
2015: Installation of a pilot plant for bottle blowing and another production extrusion line and takeover of HD Kunststoffe as a 100 percent subsidiary of GRAFE Advanced Polymers GmbH
2003: Foundation of GRAFE Polska Sp.z.o.o.
2005: Investment in the warehouse, administration, pilot plant and machinery at the Blankenhain site.
2008: Expansion of our machinery by another high-performance extruder
2009: Foundation of GRAFE Italia S.r.L. and expansion of the compounding center as well as warehouse and production in Blankenhain
GRAFE enlarges again
Expansion of the fully automatic storage system for development samples and construction of a further production extrusion line. Sales activities in Spain and Portugal were also started.
Foundation of the GRAFE Ceska republika s.r.o.
Foundation of GRAFE Ceska republika s.r.o. and development of sales activities in Hungary. Furthermore, two additional pilot injection molding machines were installed at the Blankenhain location.
Merger of the companies GRAFE Color Batch GmbH, GRAFE Additiv Batch GmbH, and GRAFE Polymertechnik GmbH to form GRAFE Polymer Solutions GmbH.
Start of the GRAFE brand relaunch with a new claim: GRAFE – Future in plastics.
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GRAFE STANDS FOR
As a family-run company, we have a responsibility for the region. We therefore operate sustainably and handle the resources available to us with care. This is also why we are certified according to ISO 50001:2011. In addition, we support young talent, because secure jobs and commitment to art, education and culture are matters close to our heart.
We attach great importance to our quality – and with successful results. After thorough testing by TÜV Rheinland, we were awarded the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certificate and are also certified according to the highest automotive standard IATF 16949:2016. This confirms our high quality in the development, production and distribution of color & additive masterbatches and compounds for plastics processing.
For us, service means reacting flexibly to customer requirements. Whether it’s by telephone, video conference or directly on your premises, we want to give our customers the security of knowing that they have made the right decision in choosing us as their partner.
Everything is possible for us, because we never stand still. Always with the vision of our customers in mind, we create tailor-made products and solutions with passion. We do not follow trends, we set our own. Our development department and a specially established innovation team are already looking for solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.
We are constantly expanding our sales network.
INDIVIDUAL, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ADVICE
Masterbatches, additives or compounds – we are specialists in the modification of plastics and support you in the development of your tailor-made products. Our color designers and plastics specialists support you in your projects with creativity and inspiration.
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