Buildup of cured material and mould release agents causes sticking moulds, 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 moulds and result in high labour and material costs.
Dry ice blasting is an in-place, online or offline, quick and effective way to clean without damaging expensive moulds.
Rubber Mould Cleaning
Improve product quality while reducing production downtime
Dry ice blasting safely cleans rubber moulds while hot and online, reducing downtime and eliminating mould fouling.
Eliminate mould fouling and production downtime by safely cleaning moulds online
Dry ice blasting allows rubber and tire moulders to clean their moulds in-press, at operating temperatures. Cleaning moulds online eliminates complete shutdowns, reduces production downtime and improves product quality.
Eliminate complete shutdowns and reduce downtime
Clean hot and online No mould disassembly or cooldown required
Reduce scrap rates and eliminate reassembly damage
Non-abrasive Will not damage or erode moulds
Reduce cleaning time and labour 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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Plastics & Composites
Automotive supplier experiences 50% reduction in mold maintenance costs