Mold Products & Preparation

Mold care products are designed to help composite manufacturers meet tool maintenance requirements and are generally grouped in five categories: mold compounds, mold sealers, mold releases, mold polishes, and mold cleaners.

These products are used to maintain a glossy cosmetic tooling surface, seal the mold surface, provide the release of molded parts, and clean the mold surface. In addition are polishing tools including a variety of buffing pads and buffing equipment.

Mold release agents are a critical component of composites production. These products are available in many forms from basic wax to more sophisticated semi-permanent release agents. The selection of a mold release product is based on the type of tooling, type of materials being processed, and the specific production requirements. Available mold releases include: Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), a variety of wax-based materials, polymer-based release agents, and internal release agents mixed into the resin.

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Suppliers

  • AC Products
  • Arctek, Inc.
  • B&S Products Corporation
  • Cass Polymers
  • Chemlease, Division of Chem-Trend, Inc.
  • Finish Kare Products, Inc.
  • Hawkeye Industries Inc.
  • Meguiar’s, Inc.
  • Rexco Chemical
  • Sattex Corporation
  • Specialty Products
  • Wacker

Featured Suppliers

Axel Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc.

Offers water and solvent-based semi-permanent mold release systems and a variety of polymeric multi-pull release and sacrificial mold release products.

ChemTrend

A global leader in the development of solutions for molding and casting process challenges.

TR Industries

Offers a wide range of mold care products including; paste waxes, liquid waxes, polishing compounds and semi-permanent mold releases.

Zyvax, Inc.

A large producer of mold release products, received award recognitions for innovative products and technical expertise.

SikaAxson US

SikaAxson is the leading global supplier of advanced technologies in the tooling and composites sector.

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