Graf Metallic of America Turns 50

Since 1971, Graf America has been committed to providing partnerships built on the best value for money.

Celebrating 50 years in operation in May 2021, Graf Metallic of America is the oldest continuously operating supplier of card clothings in the USA. The company was established as a sales and full-service business enterprise by Ralph Graf in 1971. Graf + Cie AG was founded in Rapperswil (Switzerland) in 1917.

Through expansion, textile market contractions, the rise of nonwoven products, the advent of natural, synthetic and specialty fibers, and the need for continuously improved performance, Graf Metallic of America positioned itself as global leader in card clothing. Innovative designs and materials such as Hipro tooth designs, multiple material alloys, and material finishes have firmly established Graf products as the industry’s top performers.

Graf Metallic of America’s employees are highly trained and committed to providing technical assistance, winding services, in-shop roll repair and field services for all types of roller top and flat top cards. With over 1 000 styles and types of materials inventoried in our 50 000 square foot warehouse area, the company offers a wire for any need.

Located in the heart of the textile belt in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Graf Metallic of America even operates a certified Graf shop located in one of its customer’s facility with a full-time team servicing their carding equipment. “Our technicians are rigorously trained, highly experienced and fully equipped to provide superior service for all types of customer needs true to our motto of providing Partnerships Built on Best Value for Money,” says Jan Justice, Market Head of Graf.