Proper application and curing of mold release in the plastic industry will mean maximizing the value those products add to your process. Every molder wants to get as many releases out of every application with less down time and less waste. Let’s dive in to see how we recommend you cure your semi-permanent plastic mold releases when Rotationally Molding.
Alternatives to this process - in step 4 above - - you can apply the mold release to a tool that is still warm after production, close, and let it sit when the plant is shut down over the weekend.
You can apply the Mold Release to the tool that is still warm, close, and store the tool. When the tool is put back into service the tool is already coated, and the Mold Release is cured, and is ready to mold parts.
In each of these three cases it is recommended that sufficient time and temperature be allowed; thereby, insuring that the mold release has sufficient time/temperature to fully cure. Without the cure time the mold Release will not perform optimally, resin can cure into the mold release thereby negatively impact the mold release performance, the part surface, and length of time between re-coating the tool is reduced.
If you have questions about any of these steps and how you can apply them to your process, please reach out to us. The Stoner Molding Solutions experts are eager to assist you in saving time and money with proper mold release application and curing.
Stoner Molding Solutions is a leading supplier of industrial mold release agents in the polyurethane, plastic, rubber and composites fields, based in Quarryville, Pa. For more information, call +1-717-786-7355 or visit www.stonermolding.com