Mold Release Agents
Poor mold release in injection molding can slow production and result in scrapped parts – lowering the efficiency of production.
When parts are having trouble releasing from tooling, mold release agents can be utilized. These help parts release from the mold and avoid the need to re-design tooling or part geometry.
Release agents include sprays, brush-on compounds, and coatings.
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Mold Release Spray
Mold release sprays are commonly used to deal with resins that are sticking to tooling or parts that are being damaged during release. Various formulations are available for use with certain types of resins.
These spray-on products are applied repeatedly during production. Some mold release sprays have to be applied before each cycle, or shot, (known as “sacrificial”) while others may last several cycles before requiring re-application (known as “semi-permanent”).
Mold release sprays provide a low-cost solution for sticking parts, however they require frequent re-application and may also leave residue on the molded part. In addition, they can contribute to buildup on the mold cavity and require cleaning more often.
Dicronite® for Mold Release
Dicronite® is an effective mold release agent for harder plastics. As a mold release coating, Dicronite® lasts far beyond the lifetime of any spray or brush-on release agent.
The result is improved mold release without the need for frequent re-application. In addition to improving resin mold release, Dicronite® also promotes resin flow in the mold.
Have your tooling coated with Dicronite® to improve plastic mold release and:
Reduce Cycle Times
Reduce Scrap Rates
Reduce Maintenance Cost
Improve Mold Flow
Dicronite® is easily integrated into plastic injection molding processes because of its:
Dicronite® is also used on other tooling for plastic injection molding. Check out our plastics page for more information.
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