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.
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.
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.
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.
In case you missed our educational paper at COMPOSITES 2013, you can download 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.
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).