MouldMax FAQ's

MouldMax is a groundbreaking additive designed to enhance the green sand molding process by optimizing the activation of the bentonite and improving overall sand properties.
Without delving into trade secrets, MouldMax works at a molecular level, promoting more efficient ion exchange between the water and the bentonite clay. This ensures rapid and more consistent clay activation.
Unlike many additives, MouldMax not only optimizes bentonite activation but also offers benefits throughout the molding process, from mixing to shakeout. It addresses multiple challenges faced in the green sand molding process, offering a holistic solution.
You can expect improved sand distribution, optimal bentonite activation in reduced time, and overall enhanced sand consistency leading to better mold quality right from the mixer.
Absolutely! MouldMax-treated sand offers enhanced thermal stability and reduced spurting due to efficient moisture control, making the pouring process safer and more consistent.
Yes, MouldMax enhances mold disintegrability during the shakeout, facilitating faster and cleaner separation of sand from the castings.
MouldMax allows foundries to achieve desired results with less bentonite and water. This means reduced waste and lesser strain on resources. Its unique formulation also ensures lesser airborne particulates, contributing to a healthier workplace environment.
MouldMax is formulated to offer benefits throughout the green sand molding process without introducing any adverse side effects. Regular monitoring and adjustments, as with any process change, are recommended to optimize results.
Begin with a controlled trial, monitoring key metrics such as green compression strength, moisture content, and mold consistency. Gradually scale up based on the results and feedback.
Yes, MouldMax is designed to optimize the activation and performance of sodium bentonite in the green sand molding process.
By ensuring consistent and optimal bentonite activation, MouldMax-treated sand provides better mold quality and integrity. This reduces defects related to mold breakdown, gas entrapment, and metal penetration.
No major changes are required. MouldMax is designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing process. However, minor adjustments in mixing time or water content might be beneficial to obtain optimal results.
Castings produced using MouldMax-treated sand often showcase better surface finish, reduced defects, and improved dimensional accuracy.
MouldMax is designed to work efficiently across different water types. However, extreme variations in water quality might require slight adjustments in the dosage or mixing time to achieve optimal results.
Yes, MouldMax can function with high TDS water. It's designed to optimize the bentonite activation regardless of minor variations in water properties. However, extremely high TDS might slightly alter its efficiency, so it's advisable to start with a controlled trial and adjust the dosage as necessary.
Absolutely. Using MouldMax with DM water can offer consistent results due to the controlled quality of DM water. It ensures optimal bentonite activation and sand property enhancement.
MouldMax primarily interacts with bentonite and enhances its activation with water. It doesn't fundamentally change the water's inherent properties. Regular water testing is recommended to monitor any changes.
MouldMax is formulated to work efficiently regardless of water hardness. However, in cases of extreme hardness or softness, a slight adjustment in MouldMax dosage might be beneficial for optimal results.
While MouldMax is versatile and works across a range of water types, it's always a good practice to start with a controlled trial.
MouldMax offers a level of consistency in activating bentonite, which can help in counteracting some variations in water quality. However, for drastic seasonal changes in water properties, periodic testing and adjustments in the usage might be needed to ensure consistent results.
The recommended dosage of MouldMax is 0.5% based on the weight of the water being used in the process.
No, it's crucial to note that MouldMax needs to be mixed with the water first. Directly adding MouldMax to the mixer without pre-mixing it with water will not yield the desired results.
MouldMax should be added to the water used in the sand cooler, sand mixer, or any point where the green sand comes in contact with water. This ensures the optimal activation of bentonite and improves green sand properties.
MouldMax is designed to enhance the water's properties to activate bentonite more efficiently. When mixed with water, it creates an optimized solution that, when combined with green sand, delivers the best results. Directly adding it to green sand bypasses this crucial activation step.
It's always recommended to add MouldMax to the water sources like the sand cooler or mixer water. If missed in one step, ensure it's mixed with any subsequent water sources coming in contact with the green sand. Avoid direct addition to the sand mixer without water.
The most direct method to evaluate MouldMax's effectiveness in the laboratory is by comparing the gelling time of bentonite using regular water versus MouldMax treated water.
Lab setups are often designed to give bentonite ample time to get activated fully, ensuring optimal sand properties. Since MouldMax acts as a catalyst, its main advantage is reducing the time required for bentonite activation. This is especially beneficial in real-life foundry scenarios where time is a constraint, and thus might not be as pronounced in a lab setting.
Not necessarily. While the time-catalyzing benefits of MouldMax might not be as evident in a lab due to the extended mixing times typically used there, it's indicative of the results you can expect in an actual foundry scenario. The lab test mainly showcases the potential of MouldMax when used under time and moisture constraints.
In actual foundry operations, the time available for bentonite activation is limited. MouldMax, acting as a catalyst, expedites the activation process, ensuring that bentonite reaches its optimal performance in a shorter duration. This results in consistent sand properties even when operating under time constraints.
While the primary benefit of MouldMax is its time-saving catalytic action, foundries that already allocate extended time for bentonite activation might notice other secondary benefits, such as a reduction in bentonite consumption, due to the more efficient activation process.