Water-based Insulating Die Coating
September 23, 2013
Considering the steady growth of aluminum parts cast via gravity and low pressure diecasting, particularly in the automotive industry, ASK Chemicals, Hilden, Germany, developed Solitec AD 901, a semi-insulating, water-based die coating that can extend service life by as much as 50%. Solitec AD 901 also can help ensure molds are filled completely while protecting the mold surface.
The coating’s high graphite content reduces a mold’s ejection forces, which can decrease wear on mold surfaces over time. Aluminum diecasters can increase usage periods while simultaneously reducing maintenance costs.