Franklynn Industries, an Illinois Tool Works Inc. unit, has developed a water-based mold release agent that is easy to apply in rotational molding.
DiamondKote W4066 is a semi-permanent agent for multiple de-molding cycles per application. It resists pre-release that can cause warping. Its good thermal stability minimizes white residue formation at high oven temperatures. Typical applications include storage tanks, industrial parts, housings, toys and sports equipment. The agent works well with aluminum and steel molds.
DiamondKote products are suited to resins such as low, medium and extra-low density polyethylene and nylon. They can handle large components and where tight geometries are involved. Water-based agents avoid safety issues that solvent-based agents can pose to the operator, said Franklynn in
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