fluoropolymer molding, tool wear

I'm striking out in finding articles on tool wear in molding Viton type materials. I imagine the dies will wear more quickly with
fluoropolymers than with other polymers. Does anyone have any reference articles they can point me to?
Bill
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Bill, Visit our website at http://www.welchfluorocarbon.com we are Fluoropolymer Heat Sealing & Vacuum Forming Specialists. Scott
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Sorry, I meant injection molding not thermoforming.
I'm wary that the fluorine is present in a form that would attack the tool steel used in the die more readily than when molding other polymers. That might mean that the tool would wear more quickly and need rework/replacement more often than one would suspect.
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Bill, You correct in assuming that the flourine will certainly wear out your injection molding tooling. You might want to look into Hastalloy or any of the other exotic metals will be better for tooling.
You might want to try an industry expert in Plastic Injection Molding like RTC located in St Paul, MN http://rtcincmn.com/RTCINC/newindex.htm at (651) 450-7400
Best of luck, Scott
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