Free — Tooling Surface Enhancement Poster

Every plastic processor is looking for that competitive edge in tooling. Now, you can access a unique set of game-changing information without looking any further than your shop wall. See how to order your free poster. 

Poster size: 22”x32”, laminated


Order your free 22” x 32” laminated poster for at-a-glance access to: 

  • Popular tool surface enhancements (e.g., coatings, platings, surface hardening, impregnated polymers)
  • Application temperatures
  • Candidate substrates
  • Properties (e.g., hardness, coefficient of friction, temperature range, corrosion resistance)
  • Advertised advantages of each product
  • Supplier contact information

Collaborate with a Tritan expert early in your project to help improve mold efficiency.  

TMI TIP: Metal coatings infused with PTFE usually can be chemically stripped with minimal damage to the substrate. However, be aware of special process tips for aluminum molds or when certain coatings penetrate the substrate. Order your free poster to see these tips and more.

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Tritan for medical-device applications
New medical-grade Eastman Tritan™ copolyester delivers peace of mind without sacrificing performance in medical-device applications. The unique combination of properties allows Tritan to satisfy a set of customer needs that previously have not been met by other polymers available to the medical-device industry.
Expect a balance of important advantages with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester MX711.  
  • Processability
  • Chemical resistance
  • Toughness
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Compatibility with sterilization methods
  • Clarity
  • BPA-free
  • Secondary operations and assembly
  • Heat resistance
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester MX711 is well-suited for medical-device applications that demand superior chemical resistance, clarity and hydrolytic stability, including:
  • IV system components
  • Blood therapy devices
Find more information here about the advantages of Tritan for a wide range medical applications.

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Tooling design – keys to success
Proper Gating Selection
  •Select a compatible gating style for the selected resin. Most conventional cold gating styles work well with copolyesters. For hot runner systems, valve gates should be used.
Design Tooling with good Cooling/Thermal Control
  •Copolyesters require good thermal control throughout the cavity for optimal processing.
Design Tooling with a plan for venting
  •Poor venting can result in burn marks and incomplete fill.
Design Tooling with a plan for ejection
  •Parts should be adequately supported during ejection to avoid part deformation/breakage
Click here for more successful processing tips
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