Plastic Injection Molding
PDLC coating provides multiple benefits for plastic injection molding application. Due to the amorphous film structure, the coated surface becomes inert to chemical attack besides that PDLC exhibits very low coefficient of friction which helps in mold filling and mold release
The ultra high hardness of PDLC prevents erosion on the mold surface, gate inserts and sliders in the mold. High gloss polished mold inserts will be better protected against scratches if they are coated by PDLC.
The low thickness, low deposition temperature of PDLC coating does not alter the dimension, hardness, roughness and material characteristics of the mold inserts, therefore coating on high precision, high gloss mold inserts is not a problem for PDLC
Mold insets coated with PDLC can reduce drag marks and distortion caused by high mold ejection force.
High gloss core inserts need protection from scratches by coating with PDLC
Sub gate inserts and mold inserts coated with PDLC for wear protection, anti corrosion and mold release purpose.