PRLog - April 27, 2012 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS, U.K. -- Gabriel-Chemie, one of the leading masterbatch producers in Europe, will be highlighting its expertise in laser marking additives for plastics manufacture at PDM12, the Plastics Design and Moulding 2012 at ExCel, London 29-30 May.
Greg Hammond, regional technical services and applications manager at Gabriel-Chemie UK is presenting an educational seminar entitled Laser Marking and Polymer Selection in the morning of day two of the PDM Summit. Helping to pass on some of Gabriel-Chemie’
Laser marking will also feature prominently on the Gabriel-Chemie stand (number P23) at PDM, where the company will be demonstrating its Laser Additive Range, marking a VDI swatch that shows designers different surface textures. Gabriel-Chemie is working together with Gemini Prototyping Ltd which has provided the mould for the part along with Trumpf Limited which will be providing the table top laser marker. During the show visitors will be able to see different shapes, colours and textures of moulded plastic parts marked with a VDI mould reference number and their own company name on request.
“Laser marking is proving increasingly popular for plastic parts in applications as diverse as medical devices where security is key, to cosmetics where innovation and visual appeal are paramount,” says Philip Watkins, Managing Director of Gabriel-Chemie UK. “We offer a wide range of laser marking additives for polymers and it remains essential to choose the right polymer and additive to achieve the required results.”
As well as sharing its expertise in laser marking, members of the Gabriel-Chemie UK team will be available throughout PDM12 to offer advice on additives for improving aesthetic and performance properties in applications as diverse as cosmetics packaging, agriculture and construction products, food packing, consumer goods and sports equipment.