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New internal mould release additives for DICY cured epoxy resin

News International-French

25 Jan 2013

Axel plastics research laboratories announces two new internal mould release additives for DICY (dicyanamide) cured epoxy resin: MoldWiz®INT-1322 and INT-1329.

By nature, DICY cured epoxies are among the most tenacious in their bonding properties, prompting many in the industry to search for more effective ways to release DICY epoxy, resins, compounds, prepregs and laminates. According to AXEL’s Product Manager, “In the past, many internal mould release formulations proved ineffective, often killing the cure of the DICY resin and leaving the polymer under-cured and tacky” AXEL’s new proprietary formulations MoldWiz® INT-1322 has been proven to have no impact on the cure kinetics of imidazole or amine accelerated DICY. For non-accelerated DICY cured epoxy resin, AXEL offers INT-1329, which is formulated for the higher process temperatures associated with these DICY systems. Initial evaluations of these two new internal mould release additives indicates that they have a good pot life in resin mixes and provide good release from moulds and substrates, making these new internal mould releases equally suitable for use in epoxy resin, epoxy compounds and prepregs.”

MoldWiz INT-1322 and INT-1329 are, proprietary synergistic blends, comprised of organic fatty amine and acid derivatives with surface active agents. The products are 100% active and generally effective at addition levels of 0.5-4 % based on resin system weight and dependent on process, fillers etc.
MoldWiz INT-1322 and INT-1329 just two of the hundreds of products produced by AXEL, a 71 year old, ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of proprietary mould releases and process aid additives. All of AXEL's products are REACH compliant and formulated from raw materials that comply with major worldwide chemical regulatory lists.