Today’s long distance aircraft are constructed with completely novel materials and material combinations made of reinforced plastics, known as composites.
When composite parts are manufactured (such as wing or fuselage sections), material layers are built up step-by-step in the mold and then heated to fuse them. Without prior application of release agents to the mold surface, the parts would also stick to the molds, making it impossible to remove them. After demolding, residues of these release agents remain on the parts and make further processing more difficult.
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