Slab-dip and Anti-tack Coatings for Rubber

Slab-dip and Anti-tack Coatings for Rubber

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. We offer anti-tack solutions and liquid emulsions that are cleaner than powders and more environmentally-conscious than dispersions containing heavy metals like zinc. Explore below to learn more about McLube Services and Solutions for rubber manufacturing.

Benefits of McLube Anti-tack Coatings

Tailor-made for optimization and superior release

Protect machinery from abrasive and corrosive rubbers

Cleaner than powdered anti-sticking agents

Flexible coatings that are unaffected by deformation

Environmentally conscious and operator-friendly

VOC-free options

Do not contain heavy metals like Zinc

Durable and long-lasting

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.

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.

  • Non-foaming emulsions
  • Non-settling solutions
  • Fully water-dilutable: customers have reported dilutions as high as 15:1 with some materials
  • Low-sediment options for recirculating systems

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

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

1G, 5-gallon pail, 55-gallon drum, 275-gallon tote

Contact McLube for technical assistance and free samples

What we will ask:

  • Materials and issue
  • Facility requirements
  • Environmental concerns
  • Process requirements
  • Desired surface finish


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Contact McLube for specific product information, pricing, and safety data sheets.