MAC 424S Water Based Mandrel Lubricant
Description:MAC-424S is a water based dispersion of PTFE particles intended for use as a mandrel lubricant for flexible EPDM, nylon, and polypropylene mandrels. This product represents a safe and economically attractive replacement for the conventional solvent based mandrel lubricants. It will provide excellent anti-stick properties and a low coefficient of friction necessary for proper mandrel ejection. MAC-424S contains no silicone oil, wax, or powder ingredients.
- Color and appearance................Translucent dispersion
- Dispersing medium.....................Water
- Specific gravity............................1.01
- Weight per gallon (lbs.)..............8.4
MAC-424S is intended to be applied as received to clean, dry mandrel surfaces. Dilutions with water are possible depending upon the method of application and specific process
characteristics of hose compound and construction. Start with a clean, dry mandrel. All previously used mandrel lubricants and any compound residue should be removed by an appropriate method. McLube Mold Cleaner may be used. Application of MAC-424S can be accomplished by spraying, wiping, dipping, or flow coating a thin even film over the entire mandrel surface. For previously uncoated mandrels, two
coats should be applied. Once the mandrel has cycled through the system once, only one coating need be applied.
A coating of MAC-424S will dry in 10 to 30 minutes, depending upon the application technique used. Spraying the product will speed up the drying time. External heat sources can be used to further facilitate drying. Although it is recommended that MAC-424S be dry prior to tubing, some manufacturers are tubing immediately with no adverse effects. The specific processing characteristics of the tube compound and the hose constructions used will
influence the need to dry the coating.
Safety and Handling:
The Material Safety Data Sheet for MAC-424S should be reviewed prior to using the product. The solid active ingredients in MAC-424S are essentially nontoxic but heating the solid above 550°F may result in the formation of potentially harmful substances. Smoking should not be permitted while using the products and contamination of tobacco products with MAC-424S should be avoided. Safety glasses and gloves are recommended when using this product. Freezing of the product should be avoided, but if freezing occurs, it is possible to restore product uniformity with mechanical agitation.
AvailabilityGallon Container, 5 Gallon Pail, 55 Gallon Drum, 275 Gallon Totes.
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