Going, Going, Gone: Cleaning Tooling of Contaminants with Recycled Dry Ice

August 17

This webinar discusses cleaning the various contaminants (mold release agents, epoxy, Teflon tape, silicone, phenolic, carbon , and graphite) from the variety of materials utilized in the composite tooling industry, from epoxies and urethanes to aluminum and steel, including Teflon-coated tools and tools that are highly polished. We will also discuss the use of dry ice in cleaning composite parts prior to painting or bonding. The attendee will achieve insight on how to reduce operating costs; increase product yield; improve part quality, environmental quality & worker safety, as well as extending the asset life of the tooling. A review of how the dry ice cleaning process works will also be discussed. 

Primary Topics: 
- Cleaning tooling and parts using dry ice 
- 5 reasons to use dry ice for cleaning tooling 
- A benchmark understanding of the dry ice cleaning theory and process 

Steve Wilson is the Managing Director of Global Vertical Markets for Cold Jet, LLC. As a former plastics business owner, he has more than 30 years of experience in injection and compression molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding. Steve establishes the market strategy, manages the operations, P&L and marketing activities for Cold Jet’s target market business units. He also serves as the subject matter expert and commercial team liaison between sales, marketing, operations and engineering for Cold Jet’s plastics & rubber initiatives. He began his career at Milacron, serving in a variety of product line management and sales/marketing roles for the plastics’ machinery division. Steve is a published author and a frequent speaker at plastics industry events. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cedarville University and an MBA from Xavier University.

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