The product is designed to reduce application and tool clean-up time and improve moulded part quality. The company reports that these attributes also provide environmental advantages, such as energy savings achieved through reductions in processing time.
Zyvax 1070W is a water-based, silicone-free release agent that is formulated for easy and quick application through a spray-on or wipe-on method and let-dry process. There is no need for curing time, Chem-Trend reports, which significantly reduces tool prep time. The product is said to provide easy tool clean up, eliminating the need for sandpaper or other aggressive cleaning processes. Zyvax 1070W also has a slight tack characteristic, which provides an advantage in lay-up procedures. The water-based formulation reduces VOCs and allows for improved air quality in production facilities.
“The benefits of this product are significant for both aerospace applications and other types of advanced composite carbon fibre moulding processes,” says Amanda Pugh, Chem-Trend’s Business Development Director – Composites. “The highly effective nature of the technology developed for this product leads to more efficient composite moulding processes and allows it to deliver results that are optimised to meet the increasing demands of the lightweighting movement.”