Mould Release


To complement our range of advanced composite products, PRF has developed Qiicote® Mould Release technologies for thermoset and thermoplastic composites. The Qiicote® range of products offers hard-wearing release films giving multiple releases, with variable slip with a high gloss finish, with no contaminating transfer and a low cost per part.

The range includes cleaners, sealer, a variety of semi-permanent release agents, including water-based agents, and special products such as an internal mould release agent and Silicone Shield, specially formulated to preserve silicone bags and seals. Products can be applied by hand or sprayed. Click here for our helpful processing instructions.

The Qiicote® Range

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Cleaners

  • Qiicote® C110 – heavy duty solvent cleaner for removal of resin residue etc.
  • Qiicote® C120 – light solvent cleaner for preparation of mould surface
  • Qiicote® C130H – high temperature, heavy duty solvent cleaner
Qiicote Mould Release Technologies

We offer a wide range of semi-permanent mould release for both thermoset and thermoplastic processing

 

PRF Qiicote

Sealer

  • Qiicote® S200 – foundation coat used to seal tool before application of mould release for thermoset and thermoplastics – 430°C performance

Semi-permanent mould release

  • Qiicote® R370 – low slip, high gloss – 190°C performance
  • Qiicote® R375 – medium slip, high gloss – 190°C performance
  • Qiicote® R377 – high slip, high gloss – 190°C performance
  • NEW Qiicote® R380 – durable film, high gloss – up to 400°C performance
  • Qiicote® R400 – high slip, high gloss for thermoplastics – 430°C performance
  • Qiicote® AQ610 – water based, low slip, high gloss – 250°C performance
  • Qiicote® AQ620R – water based for thermoplastic rotomoulding – 250°C performance

Special release agents

  • Internal mould release – Qiicote® SMART900 – internal mould release for pultrusion – 200°C performance
  • Qiicote® SILICONE SHIELD – modified PVA for preserving silicone bags and seals – 100°C

2014: You can now buy products from the Qiicote® range online at the PRF Online Store. Visit now to browse and purchase the range of products for thermoset and thermoplastic processing.

Contact us to discuss your requirements today.

Product C110 C120 C130
Description Heavy duty cleaner for the removal of resin residue; sealant & adhesive; wax grease and contamination. Light solvent cleaner for the preparation of the mould surface prior to the application of Qiicote mould release Cleaner for high temperature moulds tools.  Will remove heavy soils & residue from the mould surface.
Mould material Epoxy composite
Polyester / gelcoated
Metal
Sealed Tooling block
Application data Application Temperature 15°C – 30°C 15°C – 30°C < 100°C
Application Brush or wipe on, allow to disolve contamination and wipe off with a clean cloth. Brush or wipe on, wipe off immediately with a clean cloth. Brush or spray on hot mould (<100°C) or wipe on (<60°C) and allow to dissolve contamination. Wipe off with a clean cloth.
New mould – number coats 1 1-2 repeat application as necessary
Sprayable
Pack size 1 litre / 5 litre 1 litre / 5 litre 1 litre / 5 litre

Thermoset mould release technology

Product S200 R370 R375 R377 AQ610 SILICONE SHIELD Smart900
Description Sealer – foundation coat used to seal micro porosity and light surface scratches. Multi release, low slip (R370), medium slip (R375) or high slip (R377), high gloss semi-permanent mould release. Multi release, water based semi permanent mould release with high thermal stability. Polymer modified PVA for preserving silicone bags and seals and can also be used for complex/
difficult one off mouldings.
Internal mould release for pultrusion moulding.
Processing temperature °C 430 190 250 100 200
Component Matrix Gelcoat Epoxy
Unsaturated polyester
Thermoset Resin Systems Epoxy
Unsaturated polyester
Vinyl ester
Polyurethane
Phenolic
Mould material Epoxy composite
Polyester / gelcoated
Metal
Sealed Tooling block
Silicone
Application data Application Temperature 15°C – 35°C 15°C – 60°C 20°C-200°C 15°C-60°C n/a
Application Apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing or spaying. Immediately wipe off and polish with a clean cloth. Apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing or spraying. Immediately wipe off and polish with a clean cloth. At <60°C apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing. Immediately wipe off with a clean cloth and polish with a fresh clean cloth. At >60°C Spray on and leave to dry. Apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing or spraying. add 0.5% – 1.5% to resin system and mix thoroughly.
New mould – number coats 3 5 6 1-4 n/a
Cure time between coats 23°C-30min
60°C-15min
23°C-15min 60°C-6 min 23°C-15 min
60°C-6 min
23°C-15 min 60°C-6 min n/a
Post cure time – new mould 23°C-60 min
120°C-15 min
23°C-60 min
120°C-10 min
23°C-60 min
120°C-10 min
n/a n/a
Post cure time – used mould n/a 23°C-30 min
120°C-6 min
23°C-30 min
120°C-6 min
n/a n/a
Sprayable n/a
Pack size 1 litre 1 litre / 5 litre 1 litre / 5 litre 5 litre 5 litre

Thermoplastic mould release technology

Product S200 R400 AQ620R
Description Sealer – foundation coat used to seal micro porosity and light surface scratches. High temperature, multi release, high slip, high gloss semi permanent mould release. Sprayable, multi release, water based semi permanent mould release with high thermal stability for roto moulded thermoplastic parts.
Processing temperature °C 430 430 250
Thermoplastic Systems Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyamide (Nylon)
Polyurethane
Polyethylene Terephthalate (Polyester)
Polyphenylene Sulfide
Polyetheretherketone
Mould material Metal
Application data Application Temperature 15°C – 30°C 15°C – 100°C 20°C – 200°C
Application Apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing or spaying. Immediately wipe off and polish with a clean cloth. Apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing or spraying. Immediately wipe off and polish with a clean cloth. At <60°C apply a thin wet film by wiping, brushing. Immediately wipe off with a clean cloth and polish with a fresh clean cloth. At >60°C Spray on and leave to dry.
New mould – number coats 3 5 6
Cure time between coats 23°C – 30 min
60°C – 15 min
23°C – 15 min
60°C – 6 min
23°C – 15 min
60°C – 6 min
Post cure time – new mould 23°C – 60 min
120°C – 15 min
23°C – 60 min
120°C – 10 min
23°C – 60 min
120°C – 10 min
Post cure time – used mould n/a 23°C – 30 min
120°C – 6 min
23°C – 30 min
120°C – 6 min
Sprayable
Pack size 1 litre 1 litre / 5 litre 1 litre / 5 litre