Are you following best practices to guarantee that your mold release agents provide your molds with as many releases as possible with every application?
Silicone, non-silicone, sacrificial, semi-permanent and other specifically formulated aerosol mold releases help your production process. Whether that's increasing your productivity, ensuring consistently manufactured parts, or reducing scrap waste—correct application and use of a sprayable mold release agent is critical in boosting your bottom line.
Here are some tips and techniques that can help you make sure that you're getting the most out of your mold release sprays—ensuring you tackle any production challenges and reduce scrap in your process.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of mold release solution tips for specific industries, let's look at some universal best practices it pays to observe:
Now, let's look at some best practices for a handful of specific mold release tips and techniques to ensure optimal performance within your unique industry.
There are both silicone and paintable formulations and options like water-based or semi-permanent characteristics to consider when it comes to release agents made for thermoplastics. Different plastic molding processes and polymers will dictate your choice of the optimum release agent. However, there are a handful of standard rules to remember to get the best results from your molds.
Staying in the know about which release agents work best with your type of plastic molding is the best way to make sure your molds provide you with first-rate releases. Unsure about what you need? Our Stoner Molding experts are always ready to advise. Just give us a call!
Rubber is a versatile material used in many applications. But the flexibility of rubber is a double-edged sword, as it presents many challenges to the molding process. There are a few issues that can arise with the misuse of release agents, so please keep the following in mind:
If you're unsure about which type of release agent you should be using, how best to apply it, or if you're using too much—reach out to Stoner Molding for expert answers to your questions.
Polyurethane is used in many commercial and industrial manufacturing applications. And while the products differ, the goal remains the same. Manufacturers want release agents that help to produce consistent surface finishes. Polyurethane production presents some unique challenges, chief among them is the buildup on the mold surface, which can cause:
Staying on top of your mold buildup is the preventive maintenance required to ensure your molds provide you with perfect releases for as long of a production cycle as possible. Operators tend to take a “more is better” approach. However, multiple light coats of release spray actually reduces buildup more effectively than a single heavy coat.
Tools made from steel, aluminum, polyester, vinyl ester, and even carbon fiber can benefit from the mold release agents made by Stoner Molding Solutions. And we make them for every type of composite molding process, including both water and solvent-based semi-permanent and sacrificial release systems. Here are a few issues that can arise when you use the wrong release agent for a certain molding task:
Have more questions about composite mold release agents? Contact Stoner Molding for the right answers to all of your molding quandaries.
At Stoner Molding Solutions, our team of chemists, engineers, and industry-leading experts are here to help you find the process solutions to meet your needs. We strive to provide real value—we'll even create custom formulations designed for your specific production requirements.
We offer mold release coatings in many sizes and application types.