::Nano mould release General Application & Storage

All Molding Industries share the same mold application process. This process is as follows:
Mold cleaning
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Cleaning should be done in a room free from fumes, oily vapors and other such airborne contaminants such as mold release sprays to prevent contaminants transmigrating from the air to mold surfaces. This ensures that cleaned surfaces remain clean.


In normal cases, cleaning with ethanol (alcohol), solvent or IPA would be sufficient. However, these solutions should be wiped off before they evaporate. For cases where there are a lot of oil, grease and stubborn stains, use solvent mold cleaner or alkaline cleaner with ultrasonic cleaning machine works best.
 
Preparation of Nano Mould release coating
Finally, use a clean piece of micro fiber cloth with ethanol and rub over the mold surface to confirm that it is clean. If the cloth becomes dirty or darkens, use another piece of clean micro fiber cloth with ethanol and rub again. Repeat this process untill the micro fiber cloth remains clean after rubbing.

The repeated use of new pieces of micro fiber cloth ensures that there is no re-migration of contaminants from used cloth back to the mold.

* Cut Micro-fiber coating cloth into smaller piece of 30mm x 30mm to avoid wastage.
 

Application of Nano Mould release coating

Only perfectly dry and oil-free surfaces can be coated.

Use a heat gun ( or hair dryer ) lightly warm up the area to be coated
for 5 minutes to make sure surface is completely Dry for coating.

 
 
  1. The process of application varies, depending on the topography and architecture of the surface to be coated. The use of micro fiber cloth, soft-stemmed cotton buds and natural fiber art brushes are the most common types of accessories used in coating applications.

  2. Before application, a small portion of Nano mould release coating  is poured into the small bottle that comes with a dripper attachment. Both bottles must then be closed tightly with their respective cap and dripper attachment. From this point onwards, the small bottle with the dripper attachment shall be used for all processes of application.

  3. Whenever a cloth, cotton bud or brush needs to be moistened with Nano mould release coating, the dripper attachment shall serve as the only means of such delivery. These accessories should never come into direct contact with the Nano mould release coating in the bottles. This will prevent cross-contamination and promote longer shelf life.

  4. Though there can be no delineation that accurately seperates one surface type from another, our attempt at categorizing surface types into generalized groupings is solely for the purpose of aiding an explanation as to why and when different application methods should be used.
 

Smooth, Flat Surface Types

Dampen a piece of micro fiber cloth with Nano mould release coating and quickly rub it over the substrate surface as evenly as possible. A range of rainbow colors becomes visible when the coating is too thick, and so a second piece of micro fiber cloth should be used to thin the coating before it evaporates. The thinner the coating, the better the coating will work for you. On large surface areas, this method should be carried out section by section.

Broad Angled and Large Internal Cavity Surface Types

Dampen the tip of a cotton bud with Nano mould release coating and quickly rub it over the hard-to-reach areas of the mold. Next, use another clean cotton bud to thin out the coating. When all the hard-to-reach areas have been coated and thinned out, proceed to coat and thin out the rest of the mold.

Complex, Fine Detail/Profile and Tight-Angled Corner Surface Types

Dampen the tip of an art brush with Nano mould release coating and quickly brush over the hard-to-reach
areas of the mold. This should be carried out with short, light brush strokes.

Next, use a clean new brush to brush over and soak up the thick parts of the coating. Dry out this brush
by squeezing it onto a clean, dry piece of micro fiber cloth after every few brush strokes. This ensures that
the brush will be able to continue soaking up the excess liquid. Continue this soaking up phase until the
coated area is thinned out.
Continue to coat the rest of the mold by using the application accessory that best suits the remaining
surface type.

 

Curing Period

  • Once Coating is completed, heat up nano mould release coated surface with a heat gun with maximum heat and air flow, 3-4 inches above the coated area for 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow the mold cool and continue curing for 3-4 hrs at room temperature of 20-25 degree C before usage.

 

Heat Curing Procedure

Faster curing can be achieved by baking in the any type of house hold conventional oven with temperature and timer control.
- Set Temperature to 150 degree C for 40 minutes, or 200 degree C for 25minutes
- Cool down the mold and is ready for usage

 

Storage

 

  1. All bottle caps and drippers attachments must be secured tightly onto their
    respective bottles.
  2. Do not expose to sudden changes in temperatture.
  3. Keep away from contact with water. A single drop of water can cause accelerated hardening.
  4. Once viscosity increase and the solution turns to syrup or gel, it is no longer useable.
  5. Ideal storage temperature should be between 15 degrees C to 25 degrees C.
  6. Store in a dehumidifier (40~50 range), a cool and dry box or place.
  7. Once opened, shelf life is between 6~12 months, depend on proper storage condition.