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MOLDMAX® PLASTIC TOOLING ALLOYS

HIGH PERFORMANCE ALLOYS FOR INJECTION & BLOW MOLDING

 

Materion Performance Alloys offers a variety of MoldMAX alloys to meet the high production demands of the plastic processing industry. These alloys provide a unique combination of strength, thermal conductivity and good polishability that has important benefits for the plastic molding process, including:

  • Shorter cycle time
  • Improved part quality

See how MoldMAX compares to other plastic tooling alloys

Injection Molding

Blow Molding

MoldMAX resists abrasive wear and galling, exhibiting excellent wear resistance when used for injection mold components and cavity inserts in direct contact with plastic parts in the injection molding process.

MoldMax improves parting line maintenance in the blow molding process. In addition, it provides longer service life when used for components and inserts in aluminum blow molds.

Applications:

Applications:

  • Core and cavity inserts
  • Sliders and lifters
  • Hot run tips
  • Spruce bushings
  • Core pins
  • Ejector Sleeve
  • Pinch offs
  • Parting line inserts
  • Neck rings
  • Full cavities
  • Preform cores
Learn about our alloys for injection molding Learn about our alloys for blow molding

MOLDMAX VS. OTHER PLASTIC TOOLING ALLOYS

Plastic Tooling
Materials
Rockwell
Hardness
(HRC)
Thermal
Conductivity
(BTU/ft hr °F)
Charpy
V-Notch
Impact
Strength
Yield
Strength
(ksi)
Tensile
Strength
(ksi)
Expansion
Coefficient
(10-6/in/in/°F)
420 Stainless 50 10 5-10 200 250 6.1
H-13 Tool Steel 45-50 15 8-14 200 250 7.1
MoldMAX HH® 40 75 4 145 170 9.7
MoldMAX XL® 30 40 15 105 115 9.3
MoldMAX LH® 30 90 12 110 140 9.7
MoldMAX V® 28 92 8 105 125 9.7
P-20 Tool Steel 30 17 25 120 140 7.1
PROtherm® 20 145 40 90 105 9.8
C18000 16 120 35 65 96 9.7
Alumold® * B88 95 30 75 80 12.9
QC-10® **   92.2   66-76   13.7
*   registered trademark of Constellium
**   registered trademark of Alcoa