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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:
There are three main products that are used for thermoset plastic mold cleaners.
Each of the cleaning techniques for molds 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.
Continue cleaning until the cleaning compound has removed all of the mold buildup and mold stain.
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:
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.
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.
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