FAQs

  • How do the specific applications (composite, plastic, rubber, etc.) affect the type of mold release agent recommended?

    In general, the release agent should not be chemically compatible with the material being molded: offering a good chemical and physical barrier... Read More »

  • How should the mold release agent applied?

    Application methodology depends on the carrier of choice as well as on the nature of the release agent and the process and process environment.... Read More »

  • What factors need to be considered in selecting a mold release agent?

    Factors to be considered for selecting the proper release agent include:

    • Mold material / substrate
    • Material being... Read More »
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of release agent?

      Each type of agent has its own particular strengths (S) and limitations (L). Here is a brief overview by type of release agent:

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    • What types of mold release agents carry out these functions?

      Release agents can be categorized in a variety of different ways. Here are a few examples of possible categorizations, and how they relate to... Read More »

    • What are the main functions of a mold release agent?

      Mold release agents provide not only a physical and/or chemical barrier as the means of separation between the material being molded and the... Read More »

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