Internal Mold Release Agents for Specific Composites Molding Applications
Chem-Trend has developed special internal release agents for the composite molding industry that are utilized for two major purposes:
- Enhance the function of external release agents. In examples like Resin Transfer Molding, the addition of the specialty Chemlease® internal release agents to the resin assists the other components of the release system in keeping the mold surface clean and free from scumming (build-up) for an extended period of time.
- Provide internal lubrication to the resin. I-beams produced by composite pultrusion for the construction industry benefit from the use of internal mold release agents. The correct Chemlease® internal release agent product, when mixed directly into the resin, provides lubrication at the die/resin interface which results in both faster pultrusion rates and reduces die wear.
If you want to learn more about the potential benefits of utilizing an internal release agent in your process contact us to hear more from one of our composite industry experts.