New, powerful mold cleaners without DMSO or NEP

New, powerful mold cleaners without DMSO or NEP

March 25, 2015

Mold cleaners used in polyurethane processing need to be extremely powerful because residues of waxes, oils, polyurea and polyurethane are stubborn and often difficult to remove. Damage to the mold surface must also be avoided. Traditional mold cleaner formulations use ethylpyrrolidone, similar to formulations for products used to remove paint or chemicals, in combination with special auxiliary materials and solvents. However, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is also increasingly being used as an active ingredient. DMSO is primarily known as a pharmaceutical agent that transports active ingredients through the human skin.

At UTECH 2015, Chem-Trend will be presenting a new generation of mold cleaners for the polyurethane industry. The new cleaners have been specially developed to meet the demands of complex manufacturing processes and remove resinous mold contamination fast and reliably. These products work entirely without DMSO or N-Ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP).

“Occupational health and safety is an important aspect of product development at Chem-Trend, as is the maximum effectiveness of our products,” explains Dr. Jörg-Martin Abels, technology leader -- polyurethanes at Chem-Trend. “With its special pharmacological effect and documented side effects, DMSO presents employees with potential risks that are difficult to monitor.  By formulating our new mold cleaners without these chemicals, we are helping reduce the health risks associated with their exposure.”

At UTECH 2015, Chem-Trend will present its extensive portfolio of low-emission and emission-free special release agents and cleaners for the polyurethane industry. Chem-Trend’s industry experts will be available to meet with customers at guests at show at the MECC Maastricht, booth no. 1115.

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