Chem-Trend has developed water-based mould release agents for complex rubber compounds, for use in parts such as moulded gaskets.
Chem-Trend’s focal point at this year’s IRC was the newly developed water-based mould release agents for complex rubber compounds. Chem-Trend says the compounds increase productivity as a result of reduced consumption of release agents, significantly lower scrap rates, as well as longer mould operating life due to reduced mould contamination.
“The development of continuously more complex rubber compounds for use in specialised applications necessitate a constant advancement in the development of mould release agents in order to ensure their compatibility with the rubber compounds in question”, said Erik Thilloy, Account Sales Manager Rubber, Chem-Trend France.
In addition to the growing demands on the mechanical properties of rubber compounds, production standard requirements are increasing, resulting in lower fault-tolerance levels and shorter production cycles. The changed production parameters, such as higher process temperatures and moulding pressures, also pose a challenge for the development of mould release agents, according to Chem-Trend.
High quality mould release agents carefully selected to match the specific process not only help to separate the moulded products from their moulds, but can also help to protect the mould and enable the elastomer to quickly and evenly flow and fill the mould.
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