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There are many potential contributors to in-mold build up.  But the impacts that build up can have on your part and your workflow can be significant.  Things like sticking, gloss issues, and visual defects are not a positive for molders in today’s competitive marketplace.

In a recent article on the Plastics Technology site, Randy Kerkstra addresses mold build up, both from prevention and a clean up perspective.

He addresses issues including the effect that lower grade materials  can have on the mold.  He also addresses venting issues, glass filled materials and outgassing due to processing.

This article really provides some great insights into the challenges of mold build-up.

You can read the full article here:
http://www.ptonline.com/columns/tooling-what-you-can-do-about-mold-buildup

The Nanoplas family of products includes our Nano Mold Coating that can help with sticking parts and mold build-up challenges, but we also have truly innovative mold maintenance products that can help with the prevention and the cleanup.  Contact us today to learn more.