Slab-dip and Anti-tack for Rubber

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Water-based anti-stick coatings must uniformly wet rubber material at a chosen concentration within the batch-off time of that specific rubber process.  McLube coatings are tailor-made to individual plant and material specifications to optimize customer operations. Our anti-stick formulations also contain proprietary film-forming resins and surfactants that ensure adequate wetting of hot or ambient-temperature rubbers for uniform anti-sticking properties. We offer anti-tack solutions and liquid emulsions that are cleaner than powders and present fewer long-term health concerns to operators and plant employees. McLube Slab-dip and Anti-tack Coatings are fully-dilutable, water-based, and more environmentally-conscious than dispersions containing heavy metals like zinc. Explore below to learn more about McLube products and services for rubber manufacturing or contact us today for specific product details, pricing, and safety data sheets.

Benefits of McLube

Anti-stick Coatings

for Rubber

Improved wetting of hot and ambient-temp rubber

Fewer health and safety concerns than mica or talc

Flexible coatings that are unaffected by creep

Do not contain heavy metals like Zinc

Environmentally conscious and operator-friendly

Why replace powders with McLube Anti-tack Coatings?

Powdered coatings like mica and talc cause endless housekeeping concerns and machinery fouling as they migrate around manufacturing facilities. Common powdered coatings like mica and talc are also a safety concern for employees due to the health risks associated with prolonged inhalation of these substances. Learn more about the health risks associated with mica and talc. McLube’s tailored anti-stick formulas are emulsified in liquid to deliver excellent anti-stick properties directly to the rubber surface without migration. Our formulas also contain proprietary film-forming resins and surfactants which allow for improved “wetting” of the rubber surface as well as promote durability and flexibility of the coating. Flexibility allows McLube anti-tack coatings to continue to provide effective anti-sticking properties despite the inevitable “creep” and deformation of rubber materials. Our consummate line of slab-dip and anti-tack coatings for rubber includes easily dilutable, water-based formulas that are VOC-free and chemically inert; our products will not degrade or otherwise chemically react with your rubber materials.

Supported Processes  and Materials

Batch-off, Barwell machinery, preforms (rubber ram and value ram), profiles, extrusions, tire re-treading systems, uncured rubber storage and shipping.

 

Natural rubber, EPDM, FKM and other fluoroelastomers, Silicone, Nitrile, BUNA, HNBR, Butyl, polychloroprene, SBR, Neoprene, peroxide-cured rubbers, ECO, CPE, and more.

Curing Steps

Uncured rubber is inherently soft and tacky. While these attributes are a nuisance to the rubber industry, the chemical structures that cause “stickiness” make curing steps like vulcanization possible. McLube anti-tack coatings will prevent uncured rubber slabs from adhering to one another without chemically altering the uncured rubber or interfering with finishing steps.

Tackifier Compatibility

Synthetic rubbers are inherently less tacky than natural rubbers. Rubber manufacturers working with synthetic rubbers will add “tackifiers” to their materials to improve adhesion and strength during curing steps. McLube products are compatible with synthetic rubber tackifiers and will not interfere with finishing steps while still providing anti-tack properties.

Availability

US, South and Central America: 1G, 5G, 55G, 275G

 

Europe and Asia: 1L, 5L, 20L Pail, 200L Drum, 220L Drum

Contact us for specific product information, safety data, and free samples.

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