Injection Mold Cleaners

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Mold Cleaners from Slide Products

Powerful, effective metal mold cleaners are available in formulations that meet your particular needs. Whether you need mold cleaners that degrease the mold, fast-evaporating mold cleaners, mold cleaners that work on warm molds, NSF registered, mold cleaners ideal for medical rooms or mold cleaners that remove the toughest resin deposits, you’ll find it at Slide.

Cleaning molds is a key part of running a successful injection molding operation. There are two situations when mold cleaning is required: (1) offline when the mold is on the bench and is cold (room temperature) and (2) online when the mold is warm and still in the press.

Because of temperature differences, the cleaning solvents may have different degrees of effectiveness. Solvents that work well on the bench and evaporate at a convenient rate are usually flashed off very rapidly on a hot mold and aren't in contact long enough to do much cleaning.

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Solvents that work well at higher temperatures are much less aggressive and effective at room temperature. They take longer to evaporate or may even have to be wiped off. Using the wrong cleaner may result in poor cleaning or excessive time to accomplish the job.

The requirements of offline mold cleaners are primarily to dissolve resins, degrease and remove oil, mold release and sometimes rust. These mold cleaners generally are required to have a very fast evaporation rate. The best cleaners for this are hydrocarbons and naphthas. They readily dissolve greases and oils by merely flushing the mold with a heavy spray from top to bottom.

Mold releases and resin build-up may require scrubbing the mold with a cloth saturated with the mold cleaner. Pre-saturated mold cleaning wipes are a great mold cleaning option, especially for medical molding and clean rooms. The advantages of using such a cleaning wipe include the following:

Guaranteed sterile, lint-free and mold cleaning cloth.

Ideal for precision cleaning of your mold

Pre-saturated with the ideal amount of mold cleaning solvent included

Easy-to-use and non-hazardous disposal

A final option for offline mold cleaning is the use of a mold polish and cleaning compound. These products are typically used in paste form and require manual application as well as removal. The typical mold polishing paste contains a combination of cleaning solvents and mild abrasives that are designed to aid with the removal of all contaminants from the mold or die surface.

An added benefit of using such a polishing paste is the resulting sheen or luster that is generally left on the mold surface. Such a finish serves as a natural lubricant and release, thus minimizing the need for a mold release to be used later once the mold is put back into production.

Online cleaners are generally used to remove mold release build up, plate out of resins and light rusting of the mold. Often molds get plate out, which is due to the adhesion of resins [acetals such as Delrin or Celcon have been common offenders in the past] or fire retardant materials. Such build-ups must be chemically removed from the mold surface in order to minimize potential part deformation. A resin-removing product can chemically work to break down the material and to aid with the removal of the unwanted resin from the mold surface.

As a general rule, mold cleaning solvents used on a warm or hot mold should be much slower evaporating. This allows for the chemicals to remain on the mold surface for longer periods of time, thus maximizing the cleaning potential.

Mold Cleaner 4 (No. 46910)

Slide’s most popular mold cleaner

NSF category P1

Evaporates fast, leaves no residue

Injection Mold Cleaner Wipes (No. 46370)

Pre-saturated cleaning towels

Quickly removes mold release, grease, or oil from a mold surface

Use for prepping molds for production or storage

NEXGEN Mold Cleaner (No. 46410)

NSF category P1

Offers more cleaning strength than other "natural" mold cleaners

Can be used to help break down resin deposits

Quick Injection Mold Cleaner (No. 40910P)

Cleans quickly without wiping

Fast evaporating and leaves no residue

Recommended for use on molds at room temperature

Econo-Spray® Mold Cleaner (No. 45612)

Food-grade for indirect food contact

Very low odor

Quickly removes mold release, grease, oil and wax build-up on mold surfaces

On/Cycle Mold Cleaner (No. 44212)

Use on warm molds at the press

NSF category P1

Quickly removes mold release, grease and oil from mold surfaces

Resin Remover Mold Cleaner Aerosol (No. 41914)

Use to unclog mold vents

Removes resin build-up from polyacetal, PVC, urethane and flame-retardant additives

Removes most color deposits and stains

X-EMPT Injection Mold Cleaner (No. 47410)

Fast evaporating

Contains only EPA-exempt VOC compounds

Surpasses California’s CARB standards

NFC Mold Cleaner (No. 47112)

Contains no flammable ingredients

Quickly removes mold release, grease and oil from mold surfaces

Plastic Cleaner with FOAMaction (No. 41515)

Just spray and wipe

Ideal for cleaning plastic parts, and helps remove mold release prior to secondary operations

IPA Isopropyl Alcohol Mold Cleaner (No. 47212)

NSF category P1

Evaporates fast and leaves no residue

California VOC compliant aerosol (74.9% VOC).

Citra Cling Injection Mold Cleaner (No. 46515)

Clings to surfaces for maximum performance

Water-based high density foam

Removes mold releases, dirt, oil and greases from mold surface

Polish Cleaner Mold Cleaner (No. 43310)

Also known as “Old Yellow”

Water-based liquid mold cleaner

Removes stains and mold deposits

Mold Polish Injection Mold Cleaner (No. 45210)

Paste-type mold polish

Cleans and restores mold surfaces

Removes plate-out, oxidation and stains

Silicone Remover Plastic Parts Cleaner (No. 43016)

Concentrated soap to be diluted 50:1 with water

Completely removes all traces of silicone oil from molded parts