March 1st, 2021

Maintaining the condition of molds can eliminate many of the common, time-consuming problems that injection molders face. Staying vigilant against rust, residue, wear and tear, and more helps to preserve the production speed and quality of molds.

Here are four ways to reduce downtime:

1. Get Your Mold From Storage To The Press Faster

Pulling molds out of storage – or even ones that have been sitting inactive for only a few days – can mean a longer process of getting everything up and running. Preventing moisture and rust from accumulating on an offline mold with the right rust preventive is a make-or-break line of defense. With proper application and diligent use, these high-quality rust preventive products can save the day.

2. Remove Resin Right At The Machine

Resinous build-up, clogged vents and other wear and tear can lead to costly repairs and unnecessary downtime. But you can stay in front of problems with effective cleaning processes.

A resin remover helps to remove residue left behind in the molding process, right at the machine. Resin Remover, one of Slide’s most popular mold cleaners, is ideal for breaking down resin deposits and clogged vents.

3. Speed Up Your Purges

Purging is a necessary, but often time-consuming and labor-intensive, process. Without the right products, you are almost certainly spending more time offline than necessary.

Our purging solutions can save you time and money in formulations that have been shown to cut purging time in half and save hundreds of pounds of resin. Use our purging cost calculator to determine what your savings could be.

4. Throw Out That Low-Quality Ejector Pin Grease

When it comes to ejector pin grease, it’s all about quality over quantity. Cheaper formulas simply don’t cut it when you have a pin that has seized up. With high-quality grease formulated for high temperatures and high loads, you won’t have to worry about constantly greasing those pins.

Essential to preserving the life of your injection molding tools, Ejector Pin Grease is available in both aerosol and non-aerosol formulations.

Find the Right Products with Expert Help

Not sure which product is right for your needs? Our experts are here to help.

Injection molders, blow molders and extruders rely on our team of industry veterans to help navigate even the most stubborn mold issues. Give us a call at (800) 323-6433 or contact us to learn more about our plastic mold solutions.


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