Buildup of cured material and mold release agents causes sticking molds, blemishes and unwanted flash on final parts, making them unusable and requiring press shutdown for cleaning. Traditional cleaning methods can be time consuming, ineffective, damaging to molds and result in high labor and material costs.
Dry ice blasting is an in-place, online or offline, quick and effective way to clean without damaging expensive molds.
Rubber Mold Cleaning
Improve product quality while reducing production downtime
Dry ice blasting safely cleans rubber molds while hot and online, reducing downtime and eliminating mold fouling.
Eliminate mold fouling and production downtime by safely cleaning molds online
Dry ice blasting allows rubber and tire molders to clean their molds in-press, at operating temperatures. Cleaning molds online eliminates complete shutdowns, reduces production downtime and improves product quality.
Eliminate complete shutdowns and reduce downtime
Clean hot and online No mold disassembly or cooldown required
Reduce scrap rates and eliminate reassembly damage
Non-abrasive Will not damage or erode molds
Reduce cleaning time and labor costs
No secondary waste stream
Environmentally responsible No secondary waste
Employee safe Eliminates manual cleaning and exposure to unsafe conditions
By cleaning in place, we have addressed the operator safety issues associated with pulling a hot mold. One of the most notable gains is the increased productivity by cleaning our molds in-place, thus extending our production runs. We now use dry ice blasting in all of our manufacturing facilities.
We clean a number of molds that are hot while online. With dry ice cleaning, we are able to clean the molds much faster than when using chemicals. This has reduced downtime and increased both our productivity and employee safety.
Mike Wohlfarth Tooling Engineer | MPC
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Rubber & Tires
Automotive supplier experiences 50% reduction in mold maintenance costs