We had a request from customer to see if we could help them solve a problem they had of releasing polystyrene from a casting mould.
The company produce large casting moulds for large automotive car manufacturers firms for their spare wheel housing units and their tool sections. They require a quick turn around and a high spec quality finish as these molds are used for long periods on a daily production schedule and require minimum delay.
After looking into these mould castings which were made out of aluminum, we also made sure there small air holes which they blow hot steam through to pop the polystyrene parts out, so attention to detail would need to be taken to make sure no holes were blocked during the prep stage or the coating phase.
After discussion with the customer we recommended that we use 2 coats of our AFC 2108 system, our AFC 2108 has excellent non-stick properties and outstanding release properties and can stand up to elevated temperatures, it comes in numerous colors and the customer in questions went with the green, to fit in with their clients factory choice. The appearance of our AFC 2108 once applied has a lovely smooth waxy finish to the touch and is very durable through constant use.
After initial testing and great results, we are helping our customer progress into more avenues with our help of our release coatings.