When molding thermoplastic materials, you need the finished product to release quickly with minimal mold flow lines and a consistent finish. But when inferior mold releases cause parts to stick to the molding surface or impact the product's dimensional stability, you waste time and money by having to scrap the parts and mold them again. Your plastic injection molding operations deserve better products.
We've been creating molding solutions for the thermoplastics industry since the 1950s. We understand that every molder wants to get as many releases as possible from each application—with less downtime and waste. That's why we at Stoner Molding Solutions work closely with the thermoplastics industry to create ground-breaking products that reduce scrap and increase productivity.
Our high-performing mold release agents for plastic molding, along with our cleaners, rust preventatives, mold sealers, and mold lubricants, are specifically formulated for the thermoplastics industry and are designed to:
Whether your thermoplastic molding process requires conventional sacrificial coatings or semi-permanent mold release agents, Stoner offers the formulations you need to optimize production. We have thermoplastic mold releases in the following formulations:
When you face molding operation issues such as discoloration, sticking parts, and decreased efficiency, you want to determine the root cause and correct it as soon as possible. A high-quality mold cleaner from Stoner Molding Solutions will not only resolve these issues but also improve the effectiveness of your mold release agents and mold sealers.
A good mold cleaner will:
Molds expand and contract during the thermal changes of the production cycle, which causes small cracks to form. When you don’t use a mold sealer before applying your mold release
agent, your finished product will have defects and stick to the molding surface.
Our mold sealers are:
In addition to our mold sealers' ability to extend the life of your mold, our rust preventatives can help too! When your mold is not in use—whether for maintenance, storage, or over the weekend—it’s at risk of sustaining damage from moisture, oxidation, and corrosion. Our rust preventatives will effectively stop the rust from forming, so your molds will develop rust. We feature:
No matter what type of thermoplastic molding you do, we have a molding product for it! From mold releases with silicone and non-silicone formulations that provide an easy release to lubricants that reduce friction and make molding easier, you can count on Stoner Molding for several molding processes.
Plastic injection molding is ideal for high-volume, mass-produced products requiring thousands or even millions of parts, such as toys, kitchen utensils, medical devices, surgical equipment, bottle caps, and more. It is typically a cost-efficient, high-output, low-waste, and versatile endeavor. Challenges can come when injection molding machinery—which is costly to repair—breaks down from excessive wear and tear. These challenges are why it's crucial to maximize mold performance with Stoner mold products.
Combining high temperatures and rotational movement, rotational molding can easily form an even-walled component. Some products formed through rotational molding include coolers, bins, containers, road cones, and more. Rotational molding produces high-strength parts with very little waste, though it is a slower process than some other plastic molding operations. Choosing a mold release agent for plastic that keeps rotational molding operations moving efficiently is the key to success.
While other plastic molding processes insert plastic film and sheet into a mold, extrusion molding moves melted plastic directly into a die. The die's shape—not the mold itself—determines the resulting part's shape. This fact makes extrusion perfect for creating atypical cross-sections and guarantees a smooth finish on the end product. Preventing waste in extrusion molding is essential, and the right mold release agent, sealer, cleaner, and lubricant for plastic molding is central to that goal.
Blow molding, designed for high-volume manufacturing of hollow objects, creates uniformly thin-walled products at a very low cost. It can be used to achieve shapes that injection molding can't support, but blow molding does require close tolerances that build-up on molds can interfere with, increasing waste. You owe it to your team to optimize your blow and packaging molds with Stoner mold release agents and our other related products that are designed to reduce build-up and lubricant close points.
At Stoner Molding Solutions, we know that you want an efficient thermoplastic molding process with less waste and downtime. To do that, you need high-quality molding products that help improve your processes. The problem is that so many inferior products on the market cause you more work and create defective parts, making you feel frustrated.
We understand your molding problems, which is why we have spent the last 80 years designing products to relieve the specific issues you face. Here’s how we do it:
So get started by talking to an expert at Stoner Molding today! And in the meantime, feel free to browse our complete product listings in our plastic molding catalog.
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The thermoplastic molding industry is full of intricate specialties and unique molding procedures. Learn more about how to optimize your process, choose the right products, and mold more parts in less time with the experts at Stoner Molding Solutions.