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AXEL Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc. Expanding R&D and Manufacturing Facilities at New Global Headquarters

AXEL Plastics Research Laboratories - Monroe, CT

June 7, 2017, MONROE, CONNECTICUT: AXEL Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc. (“AXEL”), a leading manufacturer of proprietary external and internal mold releases and process aid additives, has announced the grand opening of its new headquarters in Monroe, Connecticut. The 42,000 sq ft (4,000 sqm) facility will expand manufacturing, R&D, and laboratory capacities, allowing for continued growth and development.

The new location accommodates world-class R&D facilities, including an applied research library and an analytical laboratory featuring advanced chemical analysis equipment. In close collaboration with the company’s global technical sales team, innovative technologies and services are developed and deployed to AXEL’s worldwide customer base in the composites, thermoplastics, polyurethane, pultrusion, rubber, and rotational molding industry segments.

New Additives for Improving Flow In Nylon

Nylon Cable Ties

Two new additives from AXEL, MoldWiz® INT-PA33FRK (a liquid additive), and MoldWiz® INT-38F (an additive in pellet form) have recently been evaluated with excellent results.  The flow additives were loaded at 3 parts /1000 based on weight utilizing liquid or pellet feeders as appropriate.

 The first and most important observation was that both additives enabled resin to be injected on average at 10°F lower temperature than previously. In addition to exhibiting good flow at lower temperature, crystalinity was also excellent, enabling the cooling cycle of the injection process to be reduced on average 12.5%. These factors contributed to an overall cycle time reduction which correlated to a 4-7% increase in the number of parts produced.

New XTEND® 1050 Semi-Permanent Release Resists Hazing and Drag Marks In Tub/Shower Industry

XTEND 1050_tub_shower

XTEND® 1050 is new semi-permanent mold release specifically designed to resist hazing and loss of gloss which often occur in high volume FRP production and with many of the newer low VOC gel coats. XTEND 1050 is a quick flashing solvent formulation that simply wiped on the molds and allowed to dry, effortlessly providing a streak-free, high gloss mold surface. 

New Internal Mold Releases for DICY cured epoxy


DICY cured epoxies are among the most tenacious in their bonding properties, prompting many in the industry to search for more effective ways to release DICY epoxy, resins, compounds, prepregs and laminates. Now AXEL offers two new internal mold releases: INT-1323 for accelerated DICY and INT-1329, for non-accelerated cures. 

AXEL Education Session at COMPOSITES 2013


If case you missed our educational paper at COMPOSITES 2013 now you can dowload a pdf of this informative session which was presented by Scott Waterman, an AXEL technical manager with over 25 years experience in the composites industry, and a focus on closed molding operations.

New Water-based Mold Release Eliminates Coining and Pockmarking In Rotational Molding XLPE

water-based mold release, MoldWiz® WB-4606

Axel Plastics Research Laboratories announces a new water-based mold release, MoldWiz® WB-4606, that is ideally suited to rotational molding XLPE(cross-linked PE).