01 May 2018
01 May 2018
Polinox reports that it has been supplying its TecGlaze mould release wax based on carnauba to the same formulation for 30 years.
“Much of the success of TecGlaze is due to the fact that the original recipe was maintained, especially in relation to the amount of carnauba,” states Roberto Pontifex, Director the Brazilian manufacturer. “This is because the raw material extracted from a palm species is the main responsible for the demoulding of the composite pieces. It is common to find on the market waxes that are much more pasty than TecGlaze, which indicates an excessive solvent presence in place of carnauba. It reduces the cost of manufacturing, but hurts the performance of the final product.”
Supplied in cans (425 g) and buckets (3 kg and 6 kg), TecGlaze wax is said to be easy to apply, making it suitable for composite manufacturers which are taking the first steps in the industry, as well as for those which do not require a very high volume of daily release.
Currently, Polinox has the capacity to produce 20 tons/month of TecGlaze. Traded mainly via distributors, the product accounted for about 5% of the company's revenue last year.
“There was a growth of 4% in the period,” notes Pontifex. “This means that the small composite manufacturer had more purchasing power.”
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