Carcinogen-free Rubber Cleaning and Conditioning Wax

FICO BESI test results Linqsheet carcinogen-free cleaning and conditioning rubbers

Recent­ly, CAPLINQ intro­duced two new prod­ucts: Lin­qsheet RCS400 car­cino­gen-free rub­ber clean­ing sheets and Lin­qsheet WS300 car­cino­gen-free wax con­di­tion­ing rub­ber. These two prod­ucts have been intro­duced as an alter­na­tive to the cur­rent rub­ber clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing mate­ri­als that are com­mon in the indus­try.

As impor­tant as it is to be car­cino­gen-free, it is of course equal­ly impor­tant to be very good clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing com­pounds on epoxy molds. The best way to test the per­for­mance of these mate­ri­als is to ask FICO/BESI the indus­try leader of epoxy mold­ing machines to test these prod­ucts on their mold­ing equip­ment.

Below is the 64-page report of the rub­ber clean­ing and con­di­ton­ing wax­es. In sum­ma­ry, it shows that both the Lin­qsheet RCS400 and WS300 are com­pa­ra­ble to the cur­rent indus­try stan­dard mate­ri­als in terms of both clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing of the epoxy molds. How­ev­er, both mate­ri­als are a slight­ly high­er in vis­cos­i­ty. This is not a prob­lem for most epoxy molds with stan­dard cav­i­ty sizes, but molds that have very small cav­i­ties may need a lit­tle more process work to per­fect­ly opti­mized.

To learn more about Caplin­q’s car­cino­gen-free rub­ber clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing sheets, vis­it us at www.caplinq.com. You can also con­tact us if you have ques­tions regard­ing FICO/BESI test results of either the rub­ber clean­ing or rub­ber con­di­tion­ing prod­ucts.

Below is are the notes tak­en from the test report itself.

Test­ing of Car­cino­gen free clean­ing- and con­di­tion­ing mate­ri­als
LINQ sheet RCS400 & LINQ sheet WS300

INDEX :
1 Sum­ma­ry
2 Set­up
3 Mate­ri­als
4 Test
4A Clean­ing
4B Con­di­tion­ing
4C Clean­ing after 2 days mold kept hot
5 Com­par­i­son between RCS400 & stan­dard mate­r­i­al

1 Sum­ma­ry
This report con­tains the results made with the Caplinq LINQ sheet mate­ri­als, RCS400 Mold Clean­er and WS300 Mold Wax.
Goal is to test if these car­cino­gen free mate­ri­als are suit­able for clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing Fico/Besi Molds.

2 Set­up
Test­ing was done on MMS‑I “Moldtest2” at Besi Duiv­en the Nether­lands in week 25–2017. Mold used: 104337
Tem­per­a­ture: 175 Cel­sius
Clamp force: 300 kN

3 Mate­ri­als
These Caplinq prod­ucts are Car­cino­gen free alter­na­tives for the cur­rent com­pres­sion clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing agents
GHS GHS Code Phrase

3 Mate­ri­als
H242 Heat­ing may cause a fire
H302 Harm­ful if swal­lowed
H312 Harm­ful in con­tact with skin
H314 Caus­es severe skin burns and eye dam­age
H332 Harm­ful if inhaled
H335 May cause res­pi­ra­to­ry irri­ta­tion
H361 Sus­pect­ed of dam­ag­ing fer­til­i­ty or the unborn child
H361d Sus­pect­ed of dam­ag­ing the unborn child
*Use nitrile gloves
*Wash hands and fore arms after use
*Read MSDS for fur­ther infor­ma­tion

These Caplinq prod­ucts are Car­cino­gen free alter­na­tives for the cur­rent com­pres­sion clean­ing and con­di­tion­ing agents
Bot­tom mold before clean­ing.
Last use: 2009

Top mold before clean­ing.
Last use: 2009

Clean­ing mate­r­i­al lay­out.
8 strips per shot.

Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side

Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side

Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side detail

Look­ing sim­i­lar to ‘reg­u­lar’ mate­r­i­al
Run­ner breaks off
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side detail

Look­ing sim­i­lar to ‘reg­u­lar’ mate­r­i­al
Run­ner breaks off
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side detail

Look­ing sim­i­lar to ‘reg­u­lar’ mate­r­i­al
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side detail

Look­ing sim­i­lar to ‘reg­u­lar’ mate­r­i­al
Flow of mate­r­i­al vis­i­ble
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope detail
(pic004)

Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope detail
(pic010)
Non fill?
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope detail
(pic006)
More non fills
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side micro­scope detail
(pic002)
Mate­r­i­al not flu­id enough to flow around pins
Loca­tion: near edge @ 300kn
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side micro­scope detail
(pic002)
Mate­r­i­al not flu­id enough to flow around pins
Loca­tion: near edge @ 300kn
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side micro­scope detail
(pic004)
More non fills
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side micro­scope detail
(pic008)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 1 shot.
Top side micro­scope detail
(pic009)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Top side
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Bot­tom side
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic001)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic004)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic007)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic010)
Non fills near edge
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
(pic001)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
(pic002)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
(pic005)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 2nd shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
(pic007)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Bot­tom side
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic001)
Pack­ages sheared off
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic002)
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic006)
More non fills
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic007)
Clean cav­i­ty
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic008)
More non fills and flow
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 3th shot.
Top side micro­scope
(pic009)
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th
shot.
Top side
(First to shots sim­i­lar)
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th
shot.
Top side
(First two shots sim­i­lar)
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Top side micro­scope (pic001)
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Top side micro­scope (pic003)
Mate­r­i­al shears off
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Top side micro­scope (pic004)
Mate­r­i­al shears off
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Top side micro­scope (pic007)
Flow
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Bot­tom side micro­scope (pic003)
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Bot­tom side micro­scope (pic004)
Mate­r­i­al shears off
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Bot­tom side micro­scope (pic005)
Mate­r­i­al shears off
Con­di­tion­er mate­r­i­al after 3th shot Bot­tom side micro­scope (pic009)
Mate­r­i­al shears off 07/08/2017
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Con­di­tion­ing mate­r­i­al of 2 days
pri­or now baked in mold. 52
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Bot­tom side
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
07/08/2017
07/08/2017
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side Detail
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Con­di­tion­ing mate­r­i­al of 2 days
pri­or now baked in mold.
07/08/2017
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side Detail
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Con­di­tion­ing mate­r­i­al of 2 days
pri­or now baked in mold.
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Top side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus
Clean­ing mate­r­i­al after 4th shot.
Bot­tom side micro­scope
Made 2 days after mold was kept
hot in “Dis­abled” sta­tus

Summary of CAPLINQ Chemlinq WS300 and RCS400 Rubber Cleaning and Conditioning test results

Test­ing shows that the new RCS400 is more vis­cous than the cur­rent mate­r­i­al.
This results in incom­plete fill­ing of pack­age cav­i­ties.
The WS300 con­di­tion­er shears when being removed from the mold, result­ing in par­tial­ly filled cav­i­ties.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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