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Tuesday, March 12 • 16:00 - 16:30
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Magic of Dry Ice Solutions in Tool Cleaning & Surface Preparation

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Tooling is the heart of making a good composite part and must be treated like the surface of an expensive car. This is why maintaining surface finishes and tight tolerances of the tooling is critical. During this presentation, the use of dry ice in the surface preparation of composite parts prior to painting or bonding will be discussed. Dry ice eliminates the need for traditional aqueous methods to wash & dry parts prior to painting, eliminating the need for part drying and water containment/treatment. In composite molding, whether compression molding, resin transfer molding, injection molding, pre-pregging, bagging or wet-layup can mean the difference between mediocre performance and high-profit productivity. Research studies, customer testimonials, and case studies demonstrating the non-abrasive nature of dry ice cleaning will also be discussed during this presentation.

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Global Business Unit Director – Plastics, Rubber & Composites, Cold Jet
Steve Wilson is the Global Business Unit Director – Plastics, Rubber & Composites for Cold Jet, LLC.  As a former plastics business owner he has over 30 years of experience in injection & compression molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding. He began... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 16:00 - 16:30 CET
Forum (Hall 6 / S86)
  Composites Exchange, Processing & Manufacturing
  • Theme Processing & Manufacturing