GRAFE: Additive masterbatches instead of Special Plastics
GRAFE optimises properties of numerous high-performance and technical materials
Highly effective additive masterbatches with low dosage to improve the properties in engineering materials are recommended by GRAFE, Blankenhain, as an alternative instead of specially modified high-performance plastics. GRAFE has a wide range of additives for high-performance and technical materials, including PPA, PSU, PA6, PA6.6, PA GF, PET, PBT and POM.
"The use of our additive batch enables a more stable processing window of e.g. PPA, the melt flow is improved, the components cool down more evenly and easier mould filling is generated in injection moulding applications," explains Danny Ludwig, Head of Product Management Color & Functional Masterbatches.
According to him, a PPA material, for example, can be processed at lower temperatures and with reduced injection pressure on the injection moulding machine. "Overall, the friction forces are lower, which means that burns or damage to critical geometries can be avoided and more complex elements can be realised," says Ludwig. The surface quality of the components is also improved and demoulding is made easier. "Overall, a significant reduction in cycle time can be achieved," reports the expert.