Weld Line of Injection Molding

- Apr 17, 2018 -

Notches, hairlines

Change in apparent color; especially when inorganic decorative effect pigments are used the weld line appears as a dark line;conspicuous in dark, brilliant or transparent moldings having smooth surfaces polished to a high gloss.


Correction

As far as possible, position weld lines where they have no visual or mechanical impact (flow promoters, flow inhibitors); 

check mold engineering: if necessary enlarge sprue channel, gate and machine nozzle; 

avoidance of aprupt changes in wall thickness and nonuniform mold filling; 

provide effective mold venting. 

Processing: Optimization of melt temperature, mold surface,temperature and injection speed; new color formulation (organic or inorganic pigment)