Graf AG offers card clothing with up to
30% longer lifetime
Graf, one of the world’s leading
suppliers of clothings and combs in the field of carding-,
combing- and nonwoven-processes, is a subsidiary of the Rieter
Group. Graf, based in Rapperswil SG (Switzerland), creating
customer value through system expertise, innovative solutions,
after sales excellence and global presence.
The manufacturing of flexible flat clothings, metallic card
clothings for flat- and roller cards, advanced combs – extensive
know-how in metallurgy and in the precise processing of steel
are core competencies of the company.
The high level of vertical integration lays the foundation
for the superior quality of Graf’s products and services.
Graf multisharp card clothings.
MULTISHARP, the unique wear resistant alloy for
card clothings, increases the lifetime of metallic card
clothings on the cylinder by up to 30%. Additionally, the work
load of the maintenance team can be minimized by providing
longer service cycles and less unplanned downtimes.
The yield on raw material can be increased without
compromising the quality requirements – thanks to the continuous
height adjustability of the new combs series. The continuous and
exact gap setting between nipper and circular comb on each
individual combing head provides customers a new level on raw
material utilization. Additionally, the maintenance people will
appreciate the comfortable and easy installation of the circular
With the card clothing management the overall investment
costs can be reduced. This is based on minimizing the
operational expenses including optimizing the overall equipment
effectiveness. Graf’s card clothing management prolongs the
lifetime of flexible flats by up to three times without
comprising on the quality parameters throughout the entire life