Ixef 1028 is a laser printable, 50% glass-fiber reinforced polyarylamide which exhibits very high strength and rigidity, outstanding surface gloss, and excellent creep resistance. - Black: Ixef 1028/9208Injection Notes: Hot Runner: 250°C to 260°C (482°F to 500°F) Drying The material as supplied is ready for molding without drying. However, If the bags have been open for longer than 24 hours, the material needs to be dried. When using a desiccant air dryer with dew point of -28°C (-18°F) or lower, these guidelines can be followed: 0.5-1.5 hour at 120°C (248°F), 1-3 hours at 100°C (212°F), or 1-7 hours at 80°C (176°F). Injection Molding IXEF 1028 compound can be readily injection molded in most screw injection molding machines. A general purpose screw is recommended, with minimum back pressure. The measured melt temperature should be about 280°C (536°F), and the barrel temperatures should be around 250°C to 260°C (482°F to 500°F) in the rear zone, gradually increasing to 260°C to 290°C (500°F to 554°F) in the front zone. If hot runners are used, they should be set to 250°C to 260°C (482 to 500°F). To maximize crystallinity, the temperature of the mold cavity surface must be held between 120°C and 140°C (248°F and 284°F). Molding at lower temperatures will produce articles that may warp, have poor surface appearance, and have a greater tendency to creep. Set injection pressure to give rapid injection. Adjust holding pressure and hold time to maximize part weight. Transfer from injection to hold pressure at the screw position just before the part is completely filled (95%-99%).