Find out more about a new breed of conformal coating that allows for common and efficient mass assembly processes, military-grade ruggedness, and minimal impact on RF and high-speed digital performance.
As tire manufactures advance their designs, tread patterns are becoming more complex making the tires increasingly difficult to remove from the mold. That’s where RapidRelease can help.
As the mold release process has become more difficult due to advanced materials and increasingly complex designs, there is a growing need for better non-stick mold releases that won’t compromise mold integrity or harm product features. We’ve created a better way to approach mold release.
Recognizing the need, GVD responded to an SBIR to innovate a coating solution that is able to reduce the force required to move the rubber stopper through the syringe as well or better than silicone oil, without the risk of affecting the solution inside.
There is a growing widespread need for mold release coatings that can stand the harsh conditions of automotive and industrial manufacturing that doesn’t result in both human and environmental hazards. This is where GVD’s innovative, initiated chemical vapor (iCVD) deposition process used to produce polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), a product known as RapidRelease, comes into play.
There are two main standards commonly used to initially determine if a conformal coating may be suited to harsh military and industrial applications, IPC-CC-830C and MIL-I-46058C. The main goal of these standards is to impart confidence in the users that the coatings will have a consistent quality, physical characteristics, and protection capability needed for modern electronics.
Increasingly complex tire designs ultimately led to more demand for polymers like RapidRelease from GVD. Tire treads have a lot more siping, they have serrated siping, and they have 3D siping. In some cases, these designs make it difficult to strip or remove the tire from the mold.