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Cleaners, Conditioners & Lubricants

Mold cleaners and conditioners to allow thermosets and thermoplastics to easily come out of the mold after molding.

Three choices of techniques for cleaning your molds

Cleaners, Conditioners & Lubricants

Mold Cleaners and Conditioners for Thermosets and Thermoplastics

To complement our range of epoxy molding compounds, CAPLINQ offers a range of mold cleaners and conditioners to allow thermosets and thermoplastics to easily come out of the mold after molding. There are three choices of techniques for cleaning your molds, including:

  • Compression-mold rubber cleaning sheets
  • Transfer-grade melamine mold cleaning products
  • Compression-grade melamine mold cleaning products

Each of these has their own advantages and disadvantages, but, when used correctly they all are capable of cleaning your molds. When used in combination, they may be even more efficient than one method alone. The cleaning process is achieved by the use of chemical and/or mechanical scrubbing.

NOTE: It is important to make sure that the mold is thoroughly cleaned before start up of molding to ensure good molding results. Mold cleaning and conditioning compounds must be compatible with your molding compound. For best results, check with your representative for compatible products.

CARNAUBA WAX BASED MOLD CLEANING AND CONDITIONING PRODUCTS WILL YIELD BEST RESULTS WITH MOST EPOXY COMPOUNDS. IF USING SILICONE-CONTAINING PRODUCTS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PRODUCT STATES SPECIFICALLY THAT THE PRODUCT IS COMPATIBLE.

Mold build-up and/or mold stain is a function production time and the number of shots. Use the table to select the best cleaning method for your application.

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How to Condition the Mold

The melamine cleans the mold down to the bare metal. It is necessary to have a layer of wax on the surface so that the mold compound will release from the mold.

Once the mold is clean, follow these steps:

  1. Set the press to standard processing parameters
  2. Prepare the mold by first lightly waxing with spray wax
  3. Then mold 3 to 5 shots of conditioning compound or 3 to 5 dummy shots of standard mold compound, using a curing cycle 2 to 3 times longer than normal
  4. The first three shots of standard molding compound should be cured 2 to 3 times longer than normal in order to insure that press equilibrium temperature and optimum release characteristics are achieved
  5. Then resume molding under normal process conditions

Compare our Cleaners & Conditioners

Mold Conditioners and Cleaners vary greatly in their composition and their application. There are melamines and heavily waxed mold compounds and other materials that can be used. These are available in sheets, pellets and other forms.

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Mold Cleaner Technical Papers, Mold Conditioner Marketing Brochures, Mold Cleaner Technical Data Sheets, Mold Conditioner MSDS. If these are what you are looking for, then this is where you should be.

Read our Blog on Mold Cleaners & Conditioners

Everyday, people just like you have questions about mold cleaners and conditioners. At CAPLINQ, we try to help people just like you by blogging about mold cleaners and conditioners. From mold cleaners and conditioner pricing to harmonization codes to product part numbers and leadtimes. We try to post as much information as we can on our blogs, to help you find more relevant information about mold cleaners and conditioners.

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Not getting the answers on mold cleaners and conditioners you need from our blog? Are you tired of spending hours searching the internet only to end up exhausted without the right answers? Post your mold cleaning and conditioning question in our forum and attract like-minded professionals to respond.