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.
- 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
- Stoner Molding Solutions
Offers water and solvent-based semi-permanent mold release systems and a variety of polymeric multi-pull release and sacrificial mold release products.
A global leader in the development of solutions for molding and casting process challenges.
Offers a wide range of mold care products including; paste waxes, liquid waxes, polishing compounds and semi-permanent mold releases.
A large producer of mold release products, received award recognitions for innovative products and technical expertise.
SikaAxson is the leading global supplier of advanced technologies in the tooling and composites sector.