The metal alloys that are shaped for today’s automobiles, aircraft and other highly engineered products require a table with a dozen columns to list their full chemical composition.
These complex, self-curing lightweight components often are subject to high-pressure die casting and do not go through the heat treatment process. Light aluminum alloys like AlSi9Mn, known for its ductility and energy-absorption capacity, and AlSi9MnMoZr, which is optimized for high thermal or electric conductivity, have expanded the capability of castings while placing new demands on the casting process.
Key among these demands has been the need for future-oriented casting release agents with specific release characteristics that help separate molds from materials and reduce surface imperfections. The Henkel global lab network, supported by an automotive OEM customer in Europe, has developed an outstanding release agent that is perfect for all high-pressure casting applications and for new alloy types that no longer need heat treatment. The agent is now available in the United States.Developed with new, future-driven chemistry, this very special, proven release agent is designed especially for self-curing alloys.
The agent, BONDERITE® L CA CP 799 (referred to simply as CP799), is an important factor in meeting the market’s demand for weight reduction, lowering CO2 emissions, cutting overall costs, improving safety and enabling such e-mobility components as battery trays, electric motor housings and control housings.