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MiraWIPE®: The Best Way to Clean Injection Molds and Prevent Contamination

by | Feb 2, 2024

Cleaning injection molds is a crucial part of the manufacturing process. However, using a wiper that leaves fibers that melt or scorch under the temperatures encountered as the mold is run can lead to severe consequences. The melted fibers can contaminate the mold, block vents and cause defects in the final product. Moreover, the fibers that become scorched or melted can also damage the mold surface, leading to costly repairs and downtime.

To address this issue, Foamtec International has developed MiraWIPE, an industry-leading cleanroom microfiber wiper that enhances absorbency and foreign particle contamination removal compared to traditional polyester wipers. MiraWIPE’ s high-density, super-smooth woven polyester/nylon fabric minimizes the shedding of submicron particulates and practically eliminates shedding of > .50-micron FM from the face of the wiper when used in heavy-duty equipment cleaning tasks. The non-stretch fabric and ultrasonic sealed edge will not split during use, eliminating a significant source of particle generation. MiraWIPE’ s non-symmetrical microfiber structure enables stubbornly adhered contamination to be dislodged, entrapped, and removed from product contact surfaces and components. MiraWIPE is laundered and packed to ensure compatibility with ISO Class 3-9 cleanrooms. MiraWIPE is lot tested and certified by LPC, Helmke drum, and optical test methods to ensure control of submicron to 500-micron particles. All wipers are double-bagged to aid cleanroom entry protocols.

MiraWIPE® is available in versions suitable for ISO 3, 5, 7, and 9 cleanrooms.

In summary, using a wiper that leaves fibers that melt or scorch under the temperatures encountered as the mold is run can have serious consequences. Foamtec International’s MiraWIPE is an industry-leading cleanroom microfiber wiper that can address this issue. MiraWIPE is available in versions suitable for ISO 5, 7, and 9 cleanrooms. MiraWIPE’ s high-density, super-smooth woven polyester/nylon fabric minimizes the shedding of submicron particulates and practically eliminates shedding of > .50-micron FM from the face of the wiper when used in heavy-duty equipment cleaning tasks. MiraWIPE’ s non-symmetrical microfiber structure enables stubbornly adhered contamination to be dislodged, entrapped, and removed from product contact surfaces and components. MiraWIPE is laundered and packed to ensure compatibility with ISO Class 3 cleanrooms. MiraWIPE is lot tested and certified by LPC, Helmke drum, and optical test methods to ensure control of submicron to 500-micron particles. All wipers are double bagged to aid cleanroom entry protocols.

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