FAQs

  • In what areas of thermoplastic processing are lubricants used?

    Lubricants are used in thermoplastic processing mainly for ejector pins, sliders, nozzles and conveyor belts to avoid seizing or blocking of... Read More »

  • Why do waxed-based anticorrosion agents provide for a better cost/benefit option than oil-based?

    Wax-based anticorrosion agents save time at the restart of production with a mold because the agent dispenses during the process and manual... Read More »

  • Do multifunctional sprays that include some type of corrosion inhibitor offer adequate corrosion protection?

    Multifunctional sprays offer temporary protection (usually for up to three months) while pure anticorrosion agents provide more extensive... Read More »

  • Why are some anticorrosion agents pigmented or stained?

    Stained or pigmented anticorrosion agents are used to make the application process easier and less wasteful. The stained or pigmented... Read More »

  • How can anticorrosion agents be removed from a mold or from plastic parts?

    Oil-based anticorrosion agents should be removed with a surface cleaner before the production process. Wax-based anticorrosion agents melt at... Read More »

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of anticorrosion agents?

    Oil-based anticorrosion agents can enter tiny and difficult-to-access spaces, such as recesses and undercuts. They dispel moisture and form a... Read More »

  • Where are anticorrosion agents used in thermoplastic processing and what are their affects?

    Anticorrosion agents are used wherever metallic surfaces have to be protected from corrosion and oxidation which has a negative influence on the... Read More »

  • How should non-aerosol release agent products be applied in thermoplastic processing operations?

    Non-aerosol products are best applied in thermoplastic processing using a high quality spray gun or with clock-controlled spraying equipment.

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  • What is the advantage of using release agents from aerosol cans instead of non-aerosol products in thermoplastic processing operations?

    The advantage of aerosol cans for thermoplastic processing is that the spray valve system allows the product to be applied very thin,... Read More »

  • Are there suitable release agents for thermoplastic materials that are sensitive to stress cracking?

    Materials such as PC and ABS are particularly sensitive to stress cracking. Release agents have been developed that can be used in the... Read More »