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Stepanek M.,Grafe Design Center | Weber-Liel S.,Grafe Group
Kunststoffe International | Year: 2010

Grafe Design Center of Advanced Polymers GmbH, Germany, support their customers when selecting the right colors for their products, which assists the implementation of promotionally effective ideas and strategies. The term 'Work-Life-Balance' stands for a balanced ratio between work and private life. Work stands for occupation, effort, intent, creative spirit, dynamism, and speed, not to forget healthy, stimulating stress. The color red is strongly embodied in this part of the topic. It is an active, warm color that presents itself dynamically and forcefully. Life is the outstanding characteristic that distinguished humans from inanimate material. Depending on time of day or mood, these conceptions are bright or dark, colorful or grey, happy or sad. The term 'balance' is also connected with the area of inner harmony, contentment, and acceptance. The great variety of possible combinations is intended as an enticement to get involved with colors, to experiment, to vary, to design and implement an own color world for a specific subject.

Canzler J.,Grafe Group
Kunststoffe International | Year: 2015

If looking at the Color Preview 2016, you will see that not only are the new trend colors turning plastics into stunning eyecatchers. They even give an artistic touch to all areas of urban life. As for the colors, 2016 will be a cheerful and powerful year. Green is in a special position here, standing for the human longing and desire for nature. Moreover, a wide variety of blue hues will remain. © Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich.

Felzer S.,Grafe Group | Ludwig D.,Grafe Group | Weber-Liel S.,Grafe Group
Kunststoffe International | Year: 2010

A polypropylene film composite creates brilliant, streak-free color effects on every surface in an automobile interior. A special-effect masterbatch developed specifically to provide a unique gloss and metallic look makes this possible. High-gloss effects in automobile interiors achieved in plastics through use of special-effect masterbatches have opened up new design opportunities for Grafe Advanced Polymers GmbH, Blankenhain, Germany. Demanding requirements for brilliance and optimal processability of the special effect masterbatch in the film process had to be satisfied. There is also the opportunity to extend the appearance of the exterior paint finish to plastic components in the interior through use of the special-effect masterbatch. The special-effect masterbatch for gloss and metallic look can be used where ever a design calls for an upscale appearance. The high-quality appearance imparted by the film as well as the streak-free color effect makes it possible to substitute lower-cost materials for a metallic design.

Ludwig D.,Grafe Group | Diibler T.,Grafe Group | Gille D.,Grafe Group
Kunststoffe International | Year: 2015

A novel color-additive combination masterbatch for ABS plastics in automotive applications allows reduced consumption rates compared to the products used in the past. In addition, the new development has better UV stabilization together with outstanding mechanical properties. The use of this masterbatch solution permits cost savings for raw materials purchasing of up to 30%, while retaining the required high quality standard.

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