VOC-free Mold Release Agents

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McLube’s line of release coatings includes VOC-free mold release agents and low-VOC options for molders that wish to reduce the overall volatile organic compound emissions of their operation. Our solvent-based non-VOC release agents boast the same benefits of traditional solvent-based formulas while reducing harmful emissions and environmental pollutants. McLube also offers a full line of fast-drying conventional and semi-permanent water-based mold release agents that are inherently VOC-free. Contact McLube and one of our experienced technical representatives will help you eliminate harmful emissions from your operation.

McLube Solvent-based


Low/No VOC


Mold Release Agents

REDUCE the overall VOC emissions of your operation

Excellent surface finish and wetting characteristics

Effective over a wide range of operating temperatures

Fast-drying water and solvent-based options

Supported Materials

McLube offers low-VOC and VOC-free options suitable for molding a variety of materials, including:

  • Natural and synthetic rubbers
  • Thermoplastic resins
  • Urethane and polyurethane
  • Synthetic composites
  • Engineered stone and concrete form


Hardeners and binders in the polyurethane and composites industries often contain volatile organic compounds. Many molders in these industries must use VOC-free or low-VOC release agents to stay in compliance with governmental regulations. McLube offers tailor-made, semi-permanent low-VOC and non-VOC release options for urethanes and composites that reduce buildup and support various surface finishes, including:

  • Matte
  • Satin
  • Glossy

What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? 

The Environmental Protection Agency defines volatile organic compounds as any organic chemical compound whose composition makes it possible for it to evaporate under normal indoor atmospheric conditions of temperature and pressure, excluded those that have been determined to have negligible environmental and health effects. The European Union defines VOCs as organic (containing carbon) compounds with an initial boiling point below 482°F (250°C) measured at an atmospheric pressure of 101.3kPa (normal pressure at sea level). The World Health Organization further classifies VOCs into three categories:


  • Very volatile organic compounds (VVOCs)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs)


The lower a compound’s boiling point, the higher the risk of indoor and outdoor contamination and the higher the volatility rating. Many fast-drying solvents contain volatile organic compounds that could pose significant long-term health concerns without proper safety precautions. VOCs are also outdoor pollutants because of their contribution to photochemical (oxidation) smog and other environmental concerns.


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 McLube for specific product details, pricing, and samples of our proven formulas.