Silicone Mold Release Agents

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McLube offers a full line of silicone mold release agents with enhanced flow characteristics and lubricity. Our line of silicone-based release agents includes water and solvent emulsions ideal for operations without post-finishing steps like painting or gluing. We offer silicone-based formulas for reliable release of natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics, and castable urethanes. McLube also offers silicone-free release technology. Contact us and a McLube Technical Representative will help you select the ideal release agent for your application.

Benefits of McLube

 

Silicone

 

Mold Release Agents

High degree of slip and excellent flow characteristics

Non-staining, non-corrosive, non-foaming

Excellent release of rubbers, plastics, and castable urethanes

Bulk and aerosols available

Supported Materials

McLube’s line of silicone-based mold release agents includes tailor-made formulas for natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics, and castable urethanes. Urethane and polyurethane foams are generally not compatible with silicone release agents due to the inherent anti-foaming properties of silicone. Materials that contain silicone, such as silicone rubbers, are not ideal candidates for silicone-based mold release because of silicone’s tendency to stick to itself. Contact McLube for assistance with selecting the right silicone release agent for your operation or explore our PTFE-based mold release agents page for other options.  

Applications: is silicone right for your mold? 

Silicone release agents are ideal for operations that do not include post-finishing steps like painting or gluing. Silicone release agents are conventional coatings, they transfer to the part during molding operations leaving an oily surface that will prevent paints and adhesives from sticking to parts. Generally, application every cycle will be necessary but some molding operations can achieve multiple releases per application with silicone-based release agents. Migration of silicones around a manufacturing facility is also a concern and can lead to problems in unrelated areas of a plant. Silicone release agents boast excellent flow characteristics and release capabilities when used with the right material and processes. Contact McLube to find out if silicone release agents are right for your molds.

Availability

US, Canada, South and Central America: 1G, 5G Pail, 55G Drum, 275G Tote

Europe: 5L, 20L, 200L, 220L

Asia, Middle East, Africa: 1L, 5L, 20L, 50L, 200L

Aerosols – 6oz., 10oz., 12oz., 16oz.

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

External resources: information about types of mold release agents