Release Agents for Plastic

Release Agents for Plastic

McLube continually develops new, cutting-edge release agents to compliment the ever-evolving plastics industry. We currently offer cost-effective release agents for all thermoset and thermoplastic materials with varying attributes to suit individual needs. Explore below to learn more about McLube release agents for plastic or contact us for information about a specific product.

Benefits of our Release Agents for Plastic

Extra slip for deep draws, undercuts, and small sprue openings

Increased lifespan of tooling as well as rust prevention in storage

No pinholing and enhanced flow characteristics

Environmentally conscious and operator-friendly

Durable and thermally stable to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

No transfer and chemically inert

Reduced rejection rates

VOC-free options

Dry, non-oily coating

No knit lines

  • Water or solvent-based
  • Concentrated or ready-to-use
  • Semi-permanent or sacrificial coatings
  • Food-grade available
  • Non-flammable option
  • Heat-cure or air-cure/fast-drying
  • Easy-to-use aerosols available

  • Ready-to-use aerosol can
  • Atomizing spray gun compatible
  • Wipe-on or flow-coating
  • Brushing or dipping

Thermoset: polyester, epoxy resin, curing epoxy resins, phenolic resin (formaldehyde-based resins), acrylics, melamine, silicone (polysiloxanes)


Thermoplastics: PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), polycarbonate, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PVDC (polyvinylidene chloride), Nylons, Polystyrene (Styrofoam) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Polyethylene including: PEX, XLPE insulation, Low density Polyethylene (LDPE), linear LDPE, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Polyethylene terephthalate (PETE)


Biodegradable: Oxo, hydro

Rotational molding, injection molding (hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electric), blow molding, extrusion, compression molding, laminating, matrix molding, spin casting, transfer molding, 3-D printing, thermoforming, and vacuum forming

McLube offers multiple, water-based release agents specifically designed for the rotational molding industry. These products are dilutable, durable, and promote excellent flow of materials into critical areas. McLube release agents will work well on the mold surface and parting line, providing excellent release characteristics while not transferring to the plastic part. Our coatings will allow for multiple releases per application when applied appropriately. McLube Release Agents will not brown out or cause pre-release of the material. Our line of release agents for rotational molding supports all PE plastics as well as PP, Nylon, and polycarbonate.

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

Overview of McLube Service

Our technical representatives have the industry-specific knowledge and expertise required to analyze complex production concerns with as much or as little information you are comfortable sharing. If we do not have a solution, we will develop a custom formulation catered to your unique specifications with a level of quality only McLube can offer every customer, large or small.

How it works

  • Give us a call and tell us about the issue.
  • We do an in-depth analysis of your production issue before making any suggestions.
  • We provide free samples of the McLube products that fit your unique specifications.
  • Continued assistance with application methods, process integration, and shipping.
  • After product testing and approval…prompt delivery of your solution.
  • Continued McLube Service and Support

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

External resources: how plastics are made