Particularly in the case of glass-filled resins, the Armoloy coatings increase cycle time and wear life by imparting a harder, more lubricious surface to molding components. Unlike many other surface treatments, the Armoloy coatings can be removed and reapplied, as wear life and maintenance schedules dictate, with no damage incurred by the base metal. Textured surfaces will retain their integrity after the Armoloy coating process.
Increased material flow, reduced maintenance time, cleaner molds, and release of the formed part from the molding tool are additional advantages the Armoloy coatings offer to the plastics forming industry.
In addition to standard molding steels such as A-2, S-7, and H-13, the Armoloy coatings can also be applied to stainless steel, copper, beryllium, and bronze alloys such as Ampcoloy.
Common applications include core and cavity blocks, lifters, sleeves, ejector pins, bushings, rotating cores, and inserts.