Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-1277

Now You See It, Now You Don't - The Magic of Dry Ice in Automotive Plastics 2019-01-1277

No matter how large or small of an operation, there is a great demand for automotive component manufacturers, increase the productivity of their equipment, improve the quality of their parts, all the while lowering costs. This can be a balancing act between using the most effective technology while working within a shrinking budget. This presentation discusses the advantages of dry ice cleaning solutions in a variety of automotive applications: 1) as a replacement for solvent and/or mechanical cleaning for the removal of contaminants from tooling, at operating temperature and while it is still in the production machine, 2) deflashing plastic molded parts, 3) removing excess film from IMD parts, and 4) the surface preparation of molded plastic parts prior to painting or coating, replacing traditional aqueous washing methods and subsequent drying. Supporting research from several independent studies (Kettering University, Materials & Process Associates, etc.) will be presented along with industry case studies, pictures and video clips to demonstrate the various proven solutions in the automotive industry. The attendee will achieve an understanding of how to improve the environmental quality and worker safety in their plants; a benchmark understanding of the operating theory and principles behind the dry ice cleaning and surface preparation process.


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