MS-122AVL Low global warming mold release agent combines high efficiency low-molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and proprietary surface activation chemistry. This formulation yields superior adhesion of PTFE to metallic, glass, and nonplastic surfaces. The result is unmatched durability, extended reapplication intervals and virtually no transfer. MS-122AVL low global warming mold release agent advantages include:
- Unparalleled release agent durability
- Ideal for difficult mold geometries
- Improves quality and consistency of molded parts
- Nonflammable; Non-ozone depleting formulation
- Non-migrating; Non-staining
Recommended Application Procedure:
- Clean mold surface thoroughly. Mechanical cleaning such as bead media blasting or steel wool, followed by chemical cleaning, provides the best surface for application of 122AVL. Removal of all previous mold release agent is critical.
- Shake can vigorously for one minute. Hold can approximately 6-8 inches away from a nonheated mold surface, and apply a light coat of release agent. NOTE: Material will apply wet and transparent, but will dry to a fine-white coat.
- Allow solvent to dry completely before molding any parts. Although it is not necessary to heat MS-122AVL, performance can be enhanced if a heating cycle is completed prior to operation. This will ensure the most effective coating for durability and cycle life.
Miller-Stephenson has been developing PTFE release agents for over 40 years. We have been at the forefront of development of low global warming mold release agents, typically exceeding or current and future regulatory requirements. This class of release agent yields a uniform, dry film on the mold surface while also offering superior surface adhesion and durability. PTFE mold release agents typically can last numerous molding cycles before re-application is necessary, and is ideal for compression and transfer molding operations. One drawback is its relatively poor performance in injection molding, which requires surface slip that PTFE dry films cannot achieve. PTFE release agents are particular effective in potting and casting molding operations, specifically with electronic potting and casting as PTFE’s chemical inertness and low-transfer will not interfere with the sensitive electronics.
Production engineers will typically choose PTFE release agent if they are looking for a non-silicone, chemical inert, and non-transferable release agent that is applicable across a broad range of substrates. PTFE, on a release per application basis is significantly more efficient and cost-effective than sacrificial or PVA alternatives. Miller-Stephenson’s MS-122AVL and MS-122SEL are formulations which increase the durability and cost-effectiveness even further by addition of proprietary surface activation chemistry.
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