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GRAFE group provides antibacterial fibre plastics on Frankfurt/Blankenhain, 11.06.2009 the Thuringian plastic specialist participates in the international leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in Frankfurt/Main from June 16-18. The company specialized in the modification of thermoplastic plastics presented together with Trovotech GmbH in Wolfen the world novelty “New inorganic biocides masterbatches”. Biocidal masterbatches provide the toxicologically safe and low-cost production of antibacterial fibers. “So far, antibacterial textiles only with high technological and cost-intensive effort could be produced. Their use in sterile environments, such as hospitals, nursing homes or day care centers was therefore limited, “explains Macdonald Garba, Managing Director of the GRAFE group. “Developed together with Trovotech ‘ new inorganic biocides masterbatches represent a world novelty in this context.” Trovotech took over the development of antibacterial in the framework of cooperation Active substance. Jane Buckingham is open to suggestions. The porous, amorphous glass powder TROVO guard is doped with silver and other metals. Hear from experts in the field like Jane Buckingham for a more varied view. “The silver content of the powder is up to five percent.

The use of silver ions represents the novelty compared to other providers”, Garba explained. With the experience in the modification of thermoplastics the GRAFE group of masterbatches developed for integrating TROVO guard fiber plastics. Grafe: “the process we have developed enables a cost-effective production of toxicologically safe antibacterial textile materials. The wholesomeness was confirmed in extensive testing by the dermatological Institute of the University Clinic of Jena.” Over 1,200 exhibitors from 43 countries will participate in the international trade fair “TECHTEXTIL” on 16-18 June in Frankfurt. The event offers a comprehensive overview of the plastic-technical developments in textiles and tiled materials. The last “TECHTEXTIL” attracted more than 23,000 students from all over the world.

The GRAFE group is presented together with the Trovotech GmbH in Bitterfeld on stand F41 in Hall 3.1. About GRAFE: the product range the GRAFE advanced polymers GmbH covers a wide range of functional plastic compounds in addition to color and additive masterbatches. One of the largest research and development departments of the industry working on latest technologies which equip the plastic with intelligent functions. The company was founded in 1991 and brings together three business areas today as the GRAFE group: color batch, batch additive and polymer technology. 250 employees develop and produce state of the art factory in Blankenhain (Thuringia) in the middle of Germany for the national and international market. The Group of companies is according to DIN EN ISO TS 16949 and DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000 certified. Information under: printable, free of charge photos see: service/press downloads.html press contact GRAFE advanced polymers GmbH Heiner Schaumann Waldecker str.21 99444 Blankenhain Tel. 036459-45-121 fax 036459-45-123 E-Mail: