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Dear Partners!

In the February issue of our monthly newsletter we would like to introduce you the wide range of our VHB tapes and other types of adhesives cut to customized size.

VHB adhesive is a very high-strength bonding tape having excellent mechanical strength, chemical and aging resistance. The various types of VHB products offer a wide range of applications from automotive, electronics, construction to advertising. The product range includes adhesives being suitable for bonding powder-coated surfaces, transparent adhesive tapes for visually invisible fixing, conformable products for perfect fit for uneven surfaces, high heat-resistant products for pre-combustion, and many more.

They are proven alternatives of screws, since unlike rivets or welds – which fasten the material on a single point – VHB tapes permanently adhere one substrate to another while spreading the stress load across the entire length of the joint. The high-strength bonding tapes also ensure faster assembly, excellent sealing without extra sealing cost, ensure no material tension by the fixing points and thanks to the viscoelastic properties vibration and noise can be reduced. Another advantage is that VHB adhesive tapes can be cut to the specific size and shape to save time, materials and costs.

The applications include: assembling electronics, bonding stiffeners to panels, attaching lenses, mounting decorative materials, hanging signs and letters, and many more.

We also propose several solutions for cut-to-size adhesives and tapes that can work as insulators, heat dissipation or contribute to the assembly of products.

1. Adhesives for thermal management: These heat dissipating, conductor adhesives allow you not only to mount a PCB (printed circuit board) on a support, but also (and mainly) to dissipate heat when that board is operating. These types of solutions are used by the automotive industry on electronics under the hood.

2. Insulators: Some applications require electrical insulation between the PCB and the heatsink, but also, they should let the heat go through as in the case of other thermal interface materials. In this case, double-sided adhesives with polyester are used.

3. Adhesive and tapes for assembly, bonding: We also offer a very wide and competitive range of adhesives cut to size for the assembly of parts in the automotive and electronics.

If one our products has raised your interest or need technical assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dear Partners!

Have you ever faced a problem to find the most suitable technical solution for your control panel or human-machine interface? To solve this potential issue, we would like to introduce the wide variety of our front panels and graphic overlays, what is more to present the possible answers we can give to your questions.

In general, front panels and overlays provide graphical and functional solutions on the human-machine interface in terms of visual appearance, ergonomics, security, water-resistance or resistance to internal and external impacts. Graphic overlays, which usually include embossed buttons, are the parts of the switchgears which are exposed to many external impacts: they are affected by weather conditions, they are touched, pushed many times, cleaned with chemicals etc.

Being developed from a transparent plastic film, the printing of the panel is done on the backside, which ensures an optimal guarantee on the respect of colors and graphics over time. Polyester (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) are the most commonly used films in graphic overlay and front panel constructions, but we can supply semi-rigid vinyl and Plexiglas made ones as well. There are a number of criteria are meant to help your choice in order to meet your specific requirements:

  • Appearance: shiny, matte, satin, grained, ...
  • Surface treatment: anti-scratch, anti-reflective, anti-UV, protective, ...
  • Touch functionalities: embossing for pushbuttons, anti-fingerprint varnish, Braille varnish, ...
  • Visual features: transparent, crystal clear display window, smoked varnish for LEDs or backlight, ...
  • Flexibility: flexible or rigid depending on the choice and thickness of the material.
  • Adhesion: Depending on the substrate on which the front will be glued, a wide choice of adhesives is proposed.
  • Mechanical fixing (inserts, screws, clips, rivets) or gluing.
  • In-mould injection: inserting front face at the bottom of the mould before injection.

Since PC and PET are the two most frequently used materials for such applications, we would like to present you a brief comparison of the two materials regarding which performs better. Please consider that these are just basic examples and cannot be generalized for every case. All the parameters of appearance, processing and reliability in the application must be considered in order to make the right decision.

If one our products has raised your interest or need technical assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dear Partners!

The past period in the life of Gravic Group was one of the busiest in 2017. The new production plant of Gravic Hungary finally opened. The 1.3 million Euro investment has opened the door for installation of the latest printing technologies and created 10 additional open positions.

Gravic participated in Label Expo Europe, the leading label and packaging printing event across the continent with major manufacturers and industrial players presenting the latest technological developments in one location.

Gravic Group also had a successful exhibition at Automotive Hungary 2017. Since throughout the past years, Gravic Group has gained expertise in the fields of light transmittance and technical cutting, the company is one of the first to be consulted when it comes to such projects and gained the right to exhibit in such respected event.In the following section, by the apropos of such events, we would like to seize the opportunity and introduce you some parts our product portfolioin detail, related to automotive industry.

Light diffusers

Backlight filters manage the diffusion of light. They provide several functions: give a specific colour to a standard LCD display, manage light diffusion through a display, homogenize back-lighting by LED. Gravic prints, stamps and cuts its backlight filters.

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Dashboards

Silk screen printed dashboards require the mastery of all printing parameters: opacity, transmission, light and shade. Our procedure of manufacture allows us to present the product in rolls, depending on the volume. Selective (applied only to certain parts) adhesives can be silk screen printed, thus being the most competitive of their kind on the market. Adjustment (spotting by camera) between printing and cut guarantees the exact matching in size that is required by the automotive sector.

   

Thermal interface materials

They are destined to facilitate the transfer of the heat and solve your issues with heat spreading or dissipation of your electronic devices. We are specialized to cut these very technical materials to size and offer all common kind of materials available on the market like: silicon and acrylic pads, graphite pads and thermal conductive adhesives.

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Last but not the least, Gravic would like to thank you for taking your time visiting our booth in Automotive Hungary or for the meeting in Label Expo Europe. It was equally an honour and a fine opportunity to meet you and have many inspiring consultations. Your excitement towards our products exceeded all our expectations. We look forward to the fruitful cooperation!

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Dear Partners!
We are celebrating our
50th anniversary this year!
Today we have started to send you our newsletters to keep you
inform about our company’s life and share with you the actuals.
How did Gravic grow from a small French-based company into an international group that provides products for labelling and identification needs all over Europe ?

In 1965, Gerard Jacquemin worked in the flower wholesales market in Nice, on the French Riviera. During a summertime in Germany, he found a job in a metal plate printing company. Back to France, he had the premonition that there would be a growing need for identification solutions in metal and plastic plates for electronic industries and machines manufacturers. He started to study the printing and etching processes like silkscreen, offset and chemical engraving and circuit boards production.

The name Gravic came naturally from “Chimical engraving” : Gravure Chimique in French.

It’s all where it started, with one first employee in the cellar of a little house in Antibes. Very soon Gravic developed a very close partnership with industrial companies like Legrand and Telemecanique (previous names of Schneider Electric). Gravic became IBM France official supplier for labels and identifications solutions and started to serve many customers from a wide range of industries.

1979 Gravic moved from Antibes to Mouans Sartoux, located near Grasse, the world capital of perfume.  

1986 With the rise of mass consumption needs, Gerard Jacquemin create a sister company named Gravic Roll, specialized in roll to roll  label printing for high volume market.

1992 Patrice and Olivier Jacquemin joined the company after finishing their Masters' studies in the US. They started as quality managers to achieve the ISO 9001 certification for both companies.

1994 Gravic became the first Small and middle-sized French company to obtain ISO 9001 certification. In order to export our products in the US and Canada, we obtained the UL/CSA certification.

1997 Patrice and Oliver made a LBO to buy the two companies to their father, who retired from operational business. At this time, Gravic became a major supplier in the mobile phones business, serving companies like Sagem, Alcatel and Nokia. For example, in a Sagem mobile phone, Gravic supplied more than 16 differents parts, like foam gaskets, ear mesh filters, die-cutted adhesives, protections foils, antenna front panels, battery covering labels, etc…

1999 With the increasing price pressure and competition, Gravic developed a close partnership with a Tunisian company called Tunitec.

2005 Many historical customers like Hewlett Packard, IBM, had implemented new production sites in Central Europe. So, with the objective to increase partnership with this major groups and develop new markets in electronic fields, Gravic settle a plant in Debrecen, HUNGARY. The second city from Hungary is a strategical location to provide countries like Germany, Italy and Central Europe markets.

2008 Fusion of Gravic France and Gravic Roll to become Gravic Europe.

2013 Tunitec entered the Gravic Group. These facilities enable us to serve locally and globally our major customers all over Europe, with optimized production cost. Our vision is to keep a family mindset company, to offer the best services and flexibility combined with the most technical and innovative solutions to our customers. Internally, we have always fortified faithfulness and loyalty with our employees, encouraging internal promotion within the 3 entities of the group. The health and well-being of our colleagues is a priority to us. Business ethic and human values is our commitment, and environment responsibility remain an everyday concern. Strategy for the next year is to reduce lead-time and offer more flexibility to our clients, to continue to offer innovative solutions in various segments like automotive heat and electrical, electronics , cosmetic, medical and transports.

Gravic is always in quest of the most challenging recognitions.

We are proud that our valuable customers have maintained, all over these exiting 50 years,
their trust to develop this close and constructive partnership. And we are very thankful
to our inspired and motivated team who are the biggest assets of this group.

Best regards:

Patrice Jacquemin
Owner

Olivier Jacquemin
Owner