Molding Aids

Aids for Molding and Casting Protect Tooling and Increase Productivity

The true value of highly engineered processing aids and mold maintenance products can be hard to see in the short term. The true value often appears over time through longer equipment and tooling life, less downtime for cleaning and repair, higher quality production and increased output and operational efficiency.

Chem-Trend is globally recognized for its leadership in improving the efficiency of molding and casting processes. Our development and production of high performance mold maintenance products for multiple process applications has positively impacted industry. Our primary focus is on products that reduce our customers’ on-line costs and improve the productivity of their operations. In addition to decreasing downtime and scrap rates, and extending mold life, our mold maintenance products help our customers achieve optimum finished product appearance, all of which contribute to improving their bottom line.

Chem-Trend’s comprehensive range of molding and casting process aids is developed to work in unison with our release agents to leverage the properties of each, creating the maximum benefit to boost your productivity, quality and profitability. Our broad portfolio of products for enhancing molding, casting and forming operations fall into these broad categories:

  • Mold Cleaners
  • Mold Coatings, Mold Protectors, Mold Treatments and Anti-Corrosion Agents
  • Lubricants for Thermoplastic Processing
  • Degreasers for Thermoplastic Processing
  • Die Casting Ancillaries

Contact us today to learn how our innovative mold maintenance products can benefit your operations, or explore the expanded content below to read more about each mold maintenance product category.

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Mold Cleaners Reduce Defects and Down Time

Chem-Trend® mold cleaners are formulated to powerfully, but safely, attack mold buildup from a variety of sources – including the material being molded, the release agent being used and any process impurities. These highly engineered cleaners are designed to remove oils, waxes, colors, silicones, contaminants and resinous deposits from both pre-production mold preparation and in-line molding applications. Our cleaners are developed to:

  • Reduce down time due to lengthy cleaning processes
  • Make residue on molds easier to remove
  • Eliminate extensive manpower and/or special equipment-intensive cleaning operations
  • Prevent damage to molds by eliminating manual scraping

Our system approach to product development has allowed us to co-develop a series of complementary mold cleaning products that help maximize overall release performance. Because of our industry leading approach to working directly with our customers, we bring a dedicated team of professionals to action, determining just the right mold cleaner for your molding equipment. We have leveraged our knowledge of molding and casting processes to design specialty cleaners for multiple industry applications including polyurethane, rubber, thermoplastic, composites and wood composite processing.

To learn more about how Chem-Trend cleaners can help you in your operation call a representative near you or send us a contact form.

Enhance Operational Efficiency with Process Aids Optimized for Molding and Casting

Over the years Chem-Trend has developed many innovative solutions for the challenges faced by molding and casting organizations around the globe, such as:

  • Solvent-free and more environmentally responsible carbon dioxide-based aerosol products for mold maintenance.
  • A range of specialized protective materials that provide up to 12 months of mold protection.
  • Low solvent content or solvent-free products available for certain applications.
  • Ready-to-use products.
  • A range of NSF registered products for the thermoplastic processing industry.
  • REACH compliant products.

Our extensive portfolio has brought valuable solutions to common problems in multiple industries and has created new ways to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs in areas where little focus had previously been given. That approach toward our customer’s processes and challenges is what sets Chem-Trend apart.

To learn more about how working with Chem-Trend can benefit your operation contact us.

Mold Maintenance Products Protect Expensive Equipment and Enhance Productivity

Chem-Trend’s hands-on shop floor experience with some of the world’s most knowledgeable organizations in molding, casting and forming processes has enhanced our wide array of products to protect your equipment and boost your efficiency.

We offer a comprehensive range of highly engineered mold maintenance products, each specifically developed to add value by protecting expensive tooling and equipment investments, improving the quality of production and augmenting operational efficiency. Our line includes:

  • Mold Coatings developed mainly for the tire manufacturing industry provide multiple benefits that impact mold serviceability, operational productivity and finished tire quality and appearance.

  • Mold Protectors designed for uses in multiple molding, forming and casting applications and are available in either the dry polymeric film type or more mobile varieties to address needs of short-term or longer-term mold and tooling storage.

  • Mold Primers and Mold Sealers developed specifically for the composites industry are an integral part of the Primer/Sealer/Release Agent combination ("the release system"). When a release system approach is utilized notable benefits in the areas of release ease, finish quality and the number of releases per application of the release agent can be obtained.

  • Mold Treatments developed to meet the specific objectives of improving both finished tire appearance and the efficiency of the tire molding process.

  • Anti-Corrosive Agents developed to protect metal surfaces against the attack of water, oxygen or other corrosive agents, providing for long- or mid-term protection of molds to keep them in the best condition for future serviceability.

To learn more about how Chem-Trend’s range of mold maintenance products and their extensive knowledge of molding and casting operations can be leveraged to your benefit call a representative near you or send us a contact form.

Lubricants for Thermoplastic Processing Protect Equipment

Our portfolio of lubricants for ejector pins and locator plugs is developed specifically for plastic injection molding industries. The application of our lubricants will eliminate and prevent the breakage and seizing of ejector pins. Our heavy duty lubricating film offers outstanding performance under conditions of extreme pressure and loading for all moving and mechanical parts. The residual film helps displace moisture and provides excellent lubrication and protection against corrosion.

To learn more about how Chem-Trend’s ancillary products can help your operation call a representative near you, send us a contact form or explore the expanded content below.

Degreasers for Thermoplastic Processing Improve Efficiency

Our degreasers are developed to remove contamination (e.g., waxes, oils, greases) from metal, glass or plastic surfaces found in thermoplastic processing without attacking or etching them.

To learn more about our range of degreasers and other mold maintenance products call a representative near you, send us a contact form or explore the expanded content below.

Die Casting Ancillaries Provide Productivity Gains and Protect Equipment

Chem-Trend’s ancillary products for the die cast industry are designed to lubricate and protect many of the moving parts and components found in today’s modern casting operations.

Die casting operations subject tooling, equipment and machinery to extreme conditions of temperature and load. Through our 50-plus years of experience working on the shop floor with die casters around the world we have been able to develop a complete range of products to serve this challenging industry. Our portfolio spans from water-resistant, heat-conductive assembly lubricants to high-temperature and high-performance pin and toggle lubricants. We have also developed a variety of die dressings to prepare cold dies, treat hot spots, remove solder or provide protection to ladles and furnace components.

To learn more about how Chem-Trend ancillaries for die casting operations can benefit your operations, send us a contact form or call a representative near you.

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  • Mold Maintenance Products

    Chem-Trend Thermoplastics Mold Maintenance Products

    Chem-Trend cleaners and degreasers, protective agents and lubricants maintain tools and machinery in the thermoplastics processing industry. Find more information in our digital product catalog of Lusin® Mold Maintenance Products.

Common Questions:

  • What process aids are available to assist with difficult areas or damaged tooling?

    Paste waxes provide an excellent barrier for starting up on clean molds. These materials provide protection in scratched, cold, or high pressure areas, and provide a durable layer that will help to minimize complications due to defects on the metal surface. Mold sealers improve the performance of the release agent by creating an optimal surface to release the parts from. Sealers are applied only to freshly cleaned tools but the benefit lasts throughout the production and cleaning cycle.

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