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Ashland QUICKPADTM technology boosts casting industry productivity

Ashland Inc : 15 April, 2005  (Company News)
QUICKPAD
For many years the casting industry has suffered from excessive wear, resin build up and 'core stickers' caused by the abrasive nature of sand as it is blown into cold box tooling. This ongoing problem results in excessive down time and operator safety issues due to cleaning, as well as extensive tooling repair costs. Ashland's QUICKPAD release and wear films are focused on solving those problems.

QUICKPAD release and wear films are made from a unique polymer film and feature a pressure sensitive adhesive that allows it to be applied to the area of the tooling requiring the most wear protection and core release properties. Wear protection and release properties can last for up to eight hours of production depending on process conditions and film thickness.

QUICKPAD films are customizable to allow for unusual shape production conforming to unique tool geometries and contours. Ashland's QUICKPAD release and wear films range in size equivalent to a penny to about a silver dollar or larger. QUICKPAD film material is also available in 8.5' X 11' sheets for custom cut applications. Die-cut QUICKPAD films are sized to cover only the critical areas on a tool to achieve optimum protection from the abrasive nature of blown sand.

Originally designed to be applied to cold box tooling, their use has expanded to greensand molding patterns, wooden or synthetic patterns for conventional no bake sand molding, and even to the inside of hoppers and mixers where large sheets of film can be applied to minimize cleaning.

'We are very excited about this product,' said Mark Adamovits, Ashland senior product manager. 'It is a simple solution, but sometimes the simple solutions are the best.'
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