What are the key factors in selecting a proper mold release for the task?

Key selection factors are:

  • Type of foam being produced (rigid, seating, RIM, etc.)
  • Molding temperature range
  • Mold material (aluminum, steel, etc.)
  • Time between mold release application and foam pour
  • Cure time
  • Foam density
  • Post molding requirements (bonding, painting, etc.)

The more information on the process the easier it is to determine the perfect release agent.