CANTON, Ga.—EZ Kote Inc. will launch its newest line of water-based silazane semi-permanent release agents for the rubber and elastomer industry at the International Elastomer Conference, to be held Oct. 8-10 in Cleveland.
The SPRA line, which is free of silicone oils and waxes, will be featured at Booth 211, according to an EZ Kote release.
EZ Kote said the line causes less buildup, which allows the mold to stay clean longer, reducing the need for cleaning and improving downtime. It increases yield by producing less scrap and has less transfer to molded parts, which will support paint and glue adhesion. Differently modified for various rubber compounds, the line causes less mold fouling and no knit lines.
Among the new developments is a line permanent anti-tack coatings based on silazane technology instead of powders, metallic stearates or talc. The line includes the R1-3SZ, an anti-tack that will keep molds clean and prevent sticking even if strongly diluted. It stays on the surface and will improve tensile strength when the rubber is molded, said EZ Kote President Bill Stephens.
EZ Kote also will introduce a coating for O-rings with better resistance and slip than polytetrafluoroethylene through a new process, Stephens said.
For more information and samples, email [email protected] or visit Booth 211 at the IEC.
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