Composites / External Mold Releases / Open Molding

The products below represent those that are most commonly used, but not all of the products that AXEL offers. Please contact us for additional assistance in identifying the best product for your application.

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Solutions for Composites: External Mold Releases

 

Brand Base Product Number Application Technique/Temperature Type of Mold Features Yields
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Solvent-based 818+ Wipe on. NO Wipe off. Apply at ambient. Mold up to 450°F/232°C. All Non-porous Quickest application. For polyester or vinyl ester Good gloss and no pre-release Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Solvent-based 838 Wipe on/Wipe off for very high gloss. Wipe on/Let dry for good gloss. Apply at ambient or up to 150°F/66°C. Mold up to 450°F/232°C. All Non-porous Easy application. Self-cleaning. Applies easily on warm molds too. Good for high production parts with gel coat “A” side release for RTM and bagging For polyester and vinyl ester; preferred for molding epoxy. Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Solvent-based 859 Spray on at ambient or up to 150°F/66°C. Can also be wiped on mold up to 450°F/232°C. All Non-porous High gloss spray Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Solvent-based AMS Wipe on. NO Wipe off. Apply at ambient. Use XTR sealer before application. Mold up to 450°F/232°C. All Non-porous Excellent gloss. Easy streak free application. Resists hazing in production. Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Solvent-based 1080 Wipe on. NO Wipe off. Apply at ambient. Mold up to 450°F/232°C. All Non-porous Quickest application. For polyester or vinyl ester Good gloss and no pre-release Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Water-based W-440HG Wipe on, wipe off. All High solids, high performance for maximum releases before reapplication Class “A”
Semi-Permanent Release XTEND® Water-based W-455HP Wipe on, wipe off. All Medium solids, semi-permanent water-based release. Easy to buff to a high shine. Class “A”
Polymeric Release MoldWiz® Water-based WF-57NP Wipe or spray at ambient or higher. Mold up to 450°F/232°C. High slip release Good for epoxy and difficult release Not cosmetic

 

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