Leslie, Michigan -- Huron Technologies Inc. offers manufacturers of in-mould-coated and moulded flexible polyurethane products a new water based product -- Mold Release Agent 8016 -- which it says is designed to help reduce processing costs and increase efficiency.
Robotic spray application of Release Coating 8016 with a low solids output (between 12-18 g/min) results in more parts moulded per gallon, making moulding processes more cost effective, the company claims.
Huron says the new agent also provides a consistently cleaner mould due to less build up on the mould surface. That allows for extended mould cycles before cleaning.
Typical PU in-mould paint products which benefit from this new release technology include automotive steering wheels, handles, office furniture and interior trim components.
Lasting benefits Huron claims for the material include:
*Minimal build up - A unique blend of wax and silicone in the material keeps mould surfaces
clean longer, allowing more parts moulded per cycle.
* Smooth, defect free parts - it is formulated to provide excellent release ease and consistent unblemished parts at mould temperatures from 110 - 145°F (43 - 62°C).
* More parts moulded per gallon - spray application of 12-18 g/min is sufficient in releasing most in-mould painted parts, reduces the amount of release agent needed, and makes the moulding process more cost effective.