Rubber & Tires

Keep your tire and rubber mould presses running

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

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting safely cleans rubber moulds while hot and online, reducing downtime and eliminating mould fouling.

  • Eliminate complete shutdowns
  • Clean in-place No mould disassembly
  • Improve product quality and reduce scrap
  • Non-abrasive No impact damage or mould erosion
  • Increase production time
  • Reduce cleaning time and labour costs
  • Environmentally responsible No secondary waste

 

Learn more about mould cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Injection moulds
  • Blow moulds
  • Compression moulds
  • Silicone rubber injection moulds
  • Metal bonded moulds
  • Lift presses
  • Tilt back presses
  • +More

Tire Mould Cleaning

Reduce production downtime by effectively cleaning tire moulds online

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning extends running times and reduces defects and scrap rates by cleaning tire moulds in-press without damaging spring vents.

  • Reduce production downtime
  • Decrease scrap rates and defects
  • Non-abrasive No impact damage
  • No tire mould disassembly
  • Labour cost reduction of up to 75% when cleaning online
  • No secondary waste
  • Environmentally responsible

 

Learn more about mould cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Steel tire moulds
  • Aluminum tire moulds
  • Coated tire moulds
  • Segmented tire moulds
  • Two piece tire moulds
  • Spring vented tire moulds
  • Tire moulds with complex surface patterns
  • Lift presses
  • Tilt back presses
  • +More

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

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.

Leroy Milam
Senior Manufacturing Engineer | Vernay

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

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

Our solutions are driving real results in our customers’ organisations.

  • Plastics & Composites

    Automotive supplier experiences 50% reduction in mold maintenance costs

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  • Rubber & Tires

    Cleaning times of rubber molds reduced from 6 hours to just 30 minutes

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Interested, but not sure where to start?

Contact us today to learn more about how dry ice cleaning is helping rubber and tire moulders improve their operations.

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