Injection molds have become increasingly popular since their introduction in China in the late 1990s due to their higher output and ease of use compared to other molding processes, among other advantages. As part of a stable environment that promotes stability and reliability , slip inhibitors play an important role in establishing safety standards for injection molds. Slip inhibitors have been successfully incorporated into many types of polyurethane foams such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polychloroprene (PCT), styrene – butadiene rubber (SBR), styrene – acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer(SAN) – styrene acrylic acid copolymer(SAA), with good performance properties .
4. The benefits of slip inhibitor
slip inhibitor is not a single thing. It is a group of substances that are used as lubricants in injection molding, and it is usually applied at the top of the E-layer set, which makes it wipe out during the first pass. More than that, slip inhibitor can also be used to apply a slip layer on products (which is usually applied on the bottom side).
But from different uses, slip inhibitor can be divided into three parts:
- The lubricant for injection molding (E-layer)
- The lubricant for manufacturing (bottom side)
- The slip layer (top side)
It has been widely known that slip inhibitor can improve the wear resistance of materials, and it has also been widely known that it can also be used as a lubricant for manufacturing products such as PE, HDPE and other injection molding materials. However, some people still haven’t found out how to use slip inhibitor to improve their products’ wear resistance or their manufacturing process efficiency; they just have to rely on their own thoughts or theories about them. We will explain how slip inhibitor can be effectively used in EVA foam bottom with our experience; how it will affect product performance and improve production efficiency; and how we see that application in future development based on our research now and what we expect for the future of this product development technology.
5. The drawbacks of slip inhibitor
Slip inhibitor is a non-toxic lubricant for lubricants, and is widely used in EVA foam bottom, improve the wear resistance of materials, and widely used in PR PE, HDPE and another injection molding, as a lubricant flowing agent.
Despite its great benefits to the market, slip inhibitor has some drawbacks. First of all, it can have a bad odor and make the product sticky. Second, slip inhibitor can be very expensive . Like many other lubricants it is also flammable at high temperatures so it is not suitable for use in high temperature applications like car engines or machinery.
Thanks for joining us. Hope you learned something. For the next episode, let’s talk about how to use this knowledge to your advantage when it comes to your product launch. What is slip inhibitor? What are the benefits of it for you?
This is another one of those products that was just recently released and looks great on paper, but in reality — doesn’t actually provide any real benefit at all. This is also one of those products where the hype is hard to separate from the product itself:
It’s a broad brush, but I think one of the reasons that so many old product launches are forgotten (or not remembered at all) is because they’re just mediocre products. It’s not a bad idea if you can sell it, but it’s not really a good idea if you can’t do so. I’ll be speaking more about that in upcoming episodes.