Injection Molding Defects-Moisture Streaks/Splay Marks


Usually oblong, silvery surface streaks which are open in the shapre of a U counter to the direction of flow. The material pumped out of the cylinder is foamed and shows blisters on the injection molding parts surface.


Moisture content too high; water vapor is produced during melting and this results in the surface of the molding being torn open.


1. Use material adequately predried to a residual moisture content of < 0.1 %.

2. Increase back pressure.

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