IMS introduced its new IMS C-Foam Foaming Citrus Mould Cleaner and LT-65 Select Low-VOC Mould Cleaner for faster and safer cleaning of injection moulds and tooling. Both products are “exceptional cleaners,” claims IMS, “but both are low enough in toxicity to avoid labelling under California’s broad Proposition 65 program. These products provide the user with more choices in a field where cleaning ability and evaporation rate need to be balanced with toxicity, flammability and environmental impact.”

IMS C-Foam Foaming Citrus Mould Cleaner is an aggressive, drip-resistant foaming cleaner. The foam stays in place for minutes, allowing time for the solvents to dissolve the grease or contaminant. The biodegradable, citrus-based foam is low in toxicity and is not flammable as sprayed. C-Foam is expected to find applications where cleaning ability, low flammability and low toxicity are valued, and fast evaporation is not required.

IMS LT-65 is a low-VOC spray mould cleaner that offers fast evaporation and low toxicity. VOC content is low enough not to trigger VOC reporting, even under California’s rigid standards. LT-65 will be useful where low toxicity and low VOC content are valued, where cleaning ability and evaporation rate cannot be compromised and where a flammability hazard can be managed.