Filler Molding

Fillers are used to finish trim, baseboards, crown molding and other woodwork. Unlike caulk, they can be sanded and are stainable.가슴골필러

Contemporary fillers are made of a mixture of real wood fibers and a hardening resin. Some are petroleum-based, while others are water based. Both are available in powder form to mix with a putty knife, and are ready for use when applied.


Whether you’re installing new baseboards, crown molding or window trim, nail holes and power brad holes left behind by power nails or finish nailers will need to be filled. Using wood filler, which is available in either water- or solvent-based formulations, is an easy way to do the job and give your home a professional look.

This research work focuses on the influence of selected silica-based lignocellulosic fillers based on silicon dioxide (SiO2) on the thermal, rheological and mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based EMCs. Teak wood (TK), rice husks and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) were used as lignocellulosic fillers at 15 and 30 wt% filler loading levels and their effects on selected physical properties such as density, water absorption, thickness swelling and hardness of the composites were investigated.

The molding process was performed by melt-mixing compounding and hot-pressing (compression) molding. Prior to molding, the composite granulates were preheated to a temperature below the TPU melt point in order not to encapsulate the fillers. The granulates were loaded into the mold and subjected to molding pressure of about 3000 p.s.i. for five minutes. The molded products were subsequently cured in a hot hydraulic press at 180 +/- 5 degC and 200 bar. The tensile strength, flexural and impact properties as well as the abrasion resistance of the specimens were measured.


Fillers are used to modify a plastic’s properties. Manufacturers can add aramid fiber to make the material bullet proof, or silica to absorb infrared light. There are several categories of specialized fillers but two receive the most attention: flame retardants and UV stabilizers. Flame retardants reduce the flammability and smoke formation potential of polymers, while UV stabilizers clad the plastic from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Adding metals to epoxy increases the strength of the resulting filler material, which in turn provides improved mechanical properties for molding applications. However, it is important to choose the correct mixture of materials, and to use the best preparation process to ensure that the metals are evenly dispersed in the epoxy mixture. This will ensure that the material performs well in the molded part, and does not create any defects such as cracking or warping.

A common filler for injection and extrusion molding is calciulm carbonate, which adds rigidity but reduces impact strength. It is also possible to use talc powder as filler to improve lubrication. Highly filled compounds, however, may cause abrasive wear in molds and extruders. In this case, using a submicron talc or surface-treated talc may help to mitigate this effect. It is also important to select the proper gate, or opening, for molten plastic to enter the mold. The ideal solution is a hot runner mold with full-round or modified trapezoid runners.


The type of filler and process used will determine the level of surface finish that can be achieved. An experienced custom injection molder can weigh in on what type of finish is appropriate for a particular injection molding plastic and how to achieve it.

For instance, using a metal that is more easily roughened during machining can create a more textured surface finish. This is useful for parts that must have a high level of aesthetics or that need to conceal imperfections like sink marks.

Another consideration is whether or not the filler can be stained. Many wood fillers are receptive to staining, which allows them to be used on interior surfaces such as furniture.

Once the filler has been applied, it must be sanded smooth with a power sander or by hand with 180- to 220-grit sandpaper. This will remove any blemishes or unevenness that the filler may have created, and leave it ready to be primed and painted. The use of sandpaper is also helpful in ensuring that the filler is completely dust-free, which will make it easier to apply paint, stain or sealer over the top. This is especially important if the piece that needs to be repaired is going to be exposed to sunlight or moisture.닥터케빈의원

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