Case Study - Release Agent for Automotive Components

Superior Performance of Intermol 520 Mold Release Agent

DT Industrials visited a well-respected automotive parts supplier that was experiencing poor performance with mold release agents. Based on the clients difficult operating conditions, DT Industrials recommended a trial with its Intermol 520 Mold Release Agent.

Prior to implementing Intermol 520 Mold Release Agent, the automotive parts supplier only received (1) release per application, experienced a difficult release (sticking) of parts, had high accumulation of residue on the mold and had to rework almost every part. After implementing Intermol 520 Mold Release Agent, they achieved up to (7) to (8) releases per application, a very easy release of the parts, low accumulation of residue on the mold and minimal rework to the molded pieces.

The production team at the automotive parts supplier was extremely pleased with the increased performance and cost savings DT Industrials could provide to its operations.

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Product Performance Comparison

INTERMOL 520 MOULD RELEASE AGENT
ReleasesMinimum of 2 per application (test indicates up to 7-8)
Ease of ReleaseParts do not stick to the mould
ReworkMinimal rework on moulded part
ResidueLow accumulation on mould
Release Agent ConsistencyConsistent - Ready to use product that requires no mixing or diluting at factory
MOULD RELEASE AGENT THAT WAS REPLACED
Releases1 per application
Ease of ReleaseExcessive sticking to the mould
ReworkRework on almost every part
ResidueVery high accumulation on mould
Release Agent ConsistencyInconsistent - Diluting and mixing at factory causes inconsistent ratio, poor performance and additional costs

Service Performance Comparison

INTERMOL 520 MOULD RELEASE AGENT
Product Availability
Product in stock to ensure constant availability
TrainingTraining available to team leaders / production employees for proper release agent application
Additional SupportLogistics support to optimize supply chain
Recommendations for proper storage and mould cleaning
Continuous Improvement
Recommendations and consultation for proper application equipment. Technical consult visits several times per year
MOULD RELEASE AGENT THAT WAS REPLACED
Product AvailabilityDelayed lead time causing customer to incur expedited LTL charges
TrainingUnknown
Additional SupportUnknown
Continuous ImprovementUnknown

Measurable Product Performance Cost Savings

BENEFITS OF INTERMOL 520 MOULD RELEASE AGENT

INTERMOL 520 MOULD RELEASE AGENT (PROPOSED)

MOULD RELEASE AGENT THAT WAS REPLACED

Releases/ApplicationConsumptionReleases/ApplicationConsumption
Increased # of Releases = Reduced ConsumptionMinimum of 2 (trial Indicated 7-8)50% Reduction in Release Agent Consumption1
Average mould Cleaning ScheduleCleanings per YearAverage Mould Cleaning ScheduleCleanings Per Year
Less Residue on mould = Less Cleaning & CO2Every 7 Days52Every 3 Days122
Additional Labor RequiredAdditional Costs Incurred Upon DeliveryAdditional Labor RequiredAdditional Costs Incurred Upon Delivery
Ready-to-Use Product Delivered With Consistent QualityNoneNoneLabor to Dilute Release Agent (not controlled)Cost of Water Cost of Controlling Water Quality
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