MCL-C10 | Melamine Compression Cleaning Material

Harmonization Code : 3909.20.00.90 |   Amino-resins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms : Melamine resins : Other
Main features
  • 0.07% Formaldehyde
  • Compression grade
  • Suitable for transfer mold equipment

Product Description

MCL C10 is a compression-grade melamine mold cleaning material designed for cleaning transfer molding equipment and epoxy molds. While more rigid than the rubber cleaning solutions it is able to go into the deepest corners of the mold removing hidden and hard to approach stains. This product is applied by manually laying an appropriate amount of product on top of the mold and applying heat and pressure (compression). A typical schedule is 2 - 5 minutes @ 150 - 190°C with 10tons clamping pressure for a good result. It is very easy and effective to handle so it requires only ~ 3 shots to clean all stains and residues for most cleaning processes.

MCL-C10 can be supplied in loose powder if you want to pelletize yourself, in granular form and potentially in 5 x 5cm melamine cleaning pellets with a V groove break point to make it easier to break, lay down and apply on the mold. MCL-C10 has almost nonexistent amounts of Formaldehyde (0.02 - 0.07%). This proven formulation cleans very well without being toxic to the people involved in the process.

Product Family
Bulk Granular Bulk Powder
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Catalog Product

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Technical Specifications

General Properties
The color
Density (g) 1.3 g/cm3
Specific Gravity
Specific Gravity
Specific gravity (SG) is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a reference substance; equivalently, it is the ratio of the mass of a substance to the mass of a reference substance for the same given volume.

For liquids, the reference substance is almost always water (1), while for gases, it is air (1.18) at room temperature. Specific gravity is unitless.
Shelf Life
Shelf Life
Shelf life is the amount of time after manufacturing that a product is guaranteed to retain its properties.

It differs vastly per product and it is based on temperature and storage conditions.

The properties can be guaranteed for the temperature and time range indicated on the TDS since those are the ones tested to be the best for the product.
Shelf Life @ 5°C 730 days
Physical Properties
Spiral Flow @ 175°C 7.62 cm
Mechanical Properties
Flexural Strength
Flexural Strength @ 25°C
Flexural Strength @ 25°C
Flexural strength, also known as modulus of rupture, or bend strength, or transverse rupture strength is a material property, defined as the stress in a material just before it yields in a flexure test. This is the flexural strength tested at Room Temperature, 25°C
80 N/mm2
Tensile Strength
Tensile Strength
The tensile strength of a material is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can withstand while being stretched or pulled before failure.

Some materials break very sharply, without plastic deformation, in what is called a brittle failure. Others, which are more ductile, including most metals, experience some plastic deformation and possibly necking before fracture.
Tensile Strength
Tensile Strength
Tensile strength determines the resistance of a material to break under tension and it measures how much elongating load (or tensile stress) it can handle before fracture.

To make it simple, it measures how much force we have to apply when pulling apart a material before it breaks.
45 MPa
Thermal Properties
UL 94 Rating
UL 94 Rating
Flammability rating classification.
It determines how fast a material burns or extinguishes once it is ignited.

HB: slow burning on a horizontal specimen; burning rate less than 76 mm/min for thickness less than 3 mm or burning stops before 100 mm
V-2: burning stops within 30 seconds on a vertical specimen; drips of flaming particles are allowed.
V-1: burning stops within 30 seconds on a vertical specimen; drips of particles allowed as long as they are not inflamed.
V-0: burning stops within 10 seconds on a vertical specimen; drips of particles allowed as long as they are not inflamed.
5VB: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may develop a hole.
5VA: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may not develop a hole
Other Properties
RoHS Compliant
RoHS Compliant
RoHS is a product level compliance based on a European Union Directive which restricts the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).

Products compliant with this directive do not exceed the allowable amounts of the following restricted materials: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), with some limited exemptions
Curing Conditions
Curing Schedule
Curing Schedule
Curing schedule is the time and temperature required for a mixed material to fully cure. While this applies to materials that cure with heat, there are also other materials that can be cured with UV.

Even though some materials can cure on ambient temperatures, others will require elevated temperature conditions to properly cure.

There are various curing schedules depending on the material type and application. For heat curing, the most common ones are Snap cure, Low temperature cure, Step cure and Staged cure.

Recommended cure type, schedule, time and temperature can always be found on the Technical data sheets.
Cure Time 2 - 5 min
Mold Temperature 150 - 190 °C

Additional Information

Compression mold cleaning for transfer equipment? Is this a typo?
Don't be confused with compression grade mixed up with transfer mold. Cleaning process and terminology is slightly different from molding. A compression cleaning compound is literally compressed on top of a transfer mold. It might sound confusing but that's industrial terminology for you.