Gabriel-Chemie Group counts down to K 2019

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Just a few weeks remain until major players in the plastics industry come together at the world‘s largest plastics exhibition in Düsseldorf.

The Gabriel-Chemie Group will once again be in Hall 5, Booth B40 with a new booth design and numerous innovative solutions and product demonstrations. The main topics will focus on digitalisation and sustainability .

Launched at Fakuma 2018, the custom-developed platform ‘Master of Batch’ product sector of Gabriel-Chemie was penetrated by the digital and networked world. The Smart Search Tool launched last year with ‘Master of Colours’ will be complemented this year with the extension ‘Master of Additives’.

More disruptive developments

A product line that enables information to be generated in plastics in a way that ensures material definitions and the identification of all individual parts, the Taggant Technology Series (TagTec) provides plastic parts with an individual DNA signature. This combination is useful for all stages of a product cycle from production to distribution. The product authentication and any security concerns are ensured by appropriate markers or ‘taggants’.

An overview of the basic functionality of the TagTec series and a selection of different application options will be presented alongside partners ALPLA and Wittmann Battenfeld in Hall 15, Booth C06.

An integral part of the Gabriel-Chemie autumn presentations is the colour concept ‘Colour Vision No. 20’.The topics focus on Sustainability and Spirituality – both of which are more present than ever and unite the promotion of actual principles of responsible use, as well as the considerate handling of resources.The associated colours and materials of the Colour Vision Sustainability range follow these principles and showcase dry colour and surface impressions, which were realised on the basis of PCR and PIR polymers.

New additives have been used that enable detectability in the recycling stream. The colour spectrum of the Spirituality Colour Vision ranges from an intense and vibrant red to a marble effect elaboration in blue.

Detectability in the recycling stream refers to a professional solution for near-infrared-detectable and sortable thermoplastic masterbatch colours. The masterbatch is made using special pigment formulations that enable the correspondent sorting and recycling. Food contact approved and laser markable, the masterbatch can be extruded, blown or moulded. Interested visitors will acquire detailed information and can convince themselves of the application functionality.

A laser additive masterbatch enables the contact-free, permanent marking, labelling and decoration of plastic parts without ink or solvents. A marking can be made on soft, coarse, stepped and curved surfaces and is abrasion-, chemical- and lightfast-resistant.

Laser additive masterbatch enables customised designs and personalised markings. Perfectly suited to complex and rapidly changing layouts, this makes it the most sustainable alternative to all conventional customisation methods.

Therefore Gabriel-Chemie continues to build on its close co-operation with beLaser and will demonstrate the partnership at K in the form of a separate laser area.

Sustainability Strategy

As a second-generation owner-managed family business, Gabriel-Chemie is one of Europe’s leading masterbatch producers after almost 70 years. A long-term and sustainable strategy is therefore a priority that focuses on delivering high quality and innovation.

Sustainability has been a strong focus for Gabriel-Chemie. Responsibility and awareness pave the way for the group into the future, with upcoming generations adding their voices to the drive for sustainability.

In addition to the NIR-detectable product range, group-wide initiatives include PCR masterbatches, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), awareness, circular economy and recycling, brand identity and personality.


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