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Brakes & Abrasives
MoldWiz® WB-B25NF in Brake Pad Production – Describes the ease and economy of a 100% water-based release with excellent paint-ability.
Polyurethane Concrete Formliners
When a major manufacturer of formliners for decorative concrete was looking for a better solution for release agent, AXEL was there to present the next generation in technology. Polyurethane elastomer formliners are designed to accurately mimic the intricate natural look of rock, brick, wood, etc. This can produce a myriad of processing and release challenges for the molder. Read the case study
PC & PC/ABS
MoldWiz® INT-619 for PC and PC/ABS – two case histories describe the use of this process aid additive.
In the first, a manufacturer of high-quality consumer electronics injection molds PC/ABS housings. To improve the scratch resistance of these parts, the manufacturer currently uses a secondary coating. Recently, several additives were evaluated to determine if using one of these might eliminate the application of the scratch resistant coating. In the second, a masterbatch producer has recently validated the benefits of MoldWiz INT-619 in PC and PC/ABS blends produced for his customers. The incorporation of INT-619 in a PC/ABS masterbatch improved resin flow and resolved flow marks and splay that was occurring in injection molded parts.
When a major recreational cooler manufacturer approached AXEL to have us solve difficult quality and release issues, we welcomed the challenge. Rotationally molded coolers require high quality surface cosmetics to maintain consumer loyalty in this very competitive market. With unique designs, difficult mold configurations and high-performance resins, release can often present the manufacturer with several challenges. Read the case study.
MoldWiz® INT-33LCA in Rotomolding LLDPE – Details the use of the process aid additive to improve release of LLDPE parts.
XTEND 19RSS for RTM
A tier one supplier to the automotive industry is producing parts by RTM using FRP and epoxy molds. Some parts are gel coated on the “A” side, while others utilize conductive primer gel coats, or no gel coat at all. Like many customers producing parts by RTM, the significant limitation on productivity at this customer relates to losses from resin buildup and scumming; particularly on the “B” side of molds, or when no gel coat is used. These conditions contribute to parts with surface defects; poor release; scrapped parts; mold damage; and increased labor in cleaning and maintaining molds. Read on to learn how XTEND 19RSS improved release results, cycle times, and part quality.