As we started to discuss in part one of this blog, maintaining injection mold cleanliness is crucial for optimal production efficiency and product quality, and SLIDE Products has been an industry leader in mold cleaners, mold releases, and other injection molding supplies since 1953.
With such a wide product range, some SLIDE mold cleaners are lesser known. Here are the final three of six products we cover in a two-part blog series:
The Silicone Remover is an “Uh oh” product — you don’t realize it’s needed until the situation demands it. Since silicone mold releases are non-paintable, any transference during the molding process can hinder subsequent adhesion processes like painting or hot stamping.
The Silicone Remover employs a specialized soap that emulsifies silicone, allowing it to be easily skimmed off after application. This product is a lifesaver in cases where silicone has inadvertently been used, ensuring that parts don’t have to be scrapped.
PC Polish is a water-based, mildly abrasive cleaner used primarily by mold makers and maintenance teams. Akin to polishing silverware for a special occasion, the mild abrasive in the cleaner scrubs off contaminants, leaving a lustrous, oil-based film that acts as a natural release on the mold’s surface. Its application is manual, so a bit of elbow grease is required, but the results are worth the effort.
As a testament to SLIDE’s commitment to innovation, Quick Mold Cleaner has been a mainstay for over 15 years. Designed for efficiency, it offers a fast-drying solution at a more economical price point than Mold Cleaner 4.
This cleaner shares the main cleaning solvents found in Mold Cleaner 4 but at a lower concentration, making it an ideal choice for regular maintenance cleaning where quick action and cost-effectiveness are priorities. Its formula strikes a balance between performance and affordability, ensuring that molds are kept in pristine condition as cost-effectively as possible.
Your Partner in Injection Molding Efficiency
Each SLIDE mold cleaner serves a unique purpose and fits into specific scenarios in the mold cleaning process. Understanding these nuances not only saves time and resources but extends the life of your molds, ensuring consistent production quality, and can make all the difference in the efficiency and longevity of your injection molding process.
Not sure which product is right for you? Plastixs has been a trusted distributor of SLIDE since 1999, with prior experience dating back 1987, and we can help you find exactly what you need, when you need it. Contact our team to learn more about SLIDE products and injection mold management best practices.