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McLube offers consummate release systems for new tire production as well as cost-effective coatings for tire retreading operations. Our tire release systems provide customers with higher-quality finished tires at dramatically reduced costs when compared to other leading release brands. McLube’s line of tire release systems includes a variety of water and solvent, semi-permanent or sacrificial coatings engineered for effective release of styrene-butadiene (SBR) and other rubbers with custom viscosities available to suit individual needs. McLube products are currently used to produce agro and mining tires, run-flats, passenger tires, and high-performance tires.  Our release agents are available in bulk or convenient aerosol cans. Our mold release sprays are ideal for laboratory settings as well as targeted applications to deep draws and complex tread patterns where extra slip may be necessary. McLube also offers anti-tack coatings for rubber slabs that will eventually become tires. Explore below for more information about McLube release systems or contact us for cost-saving process assistance and samples.

Benefits of McLube


Tire Release Systems

Self-repairing coatings for release of abrasive rubbers

Extra slip for release of intricate tread patterns

Proven to reduce rejection rates and scrap

Environmentally Conscious, operator safe, no foul odors

Dilutions as high as fifteen:one

Facilitate air-bleeding and material flow

Extend the lifespan of molds and tooling

Proven cost-effective

Will not interfere with curing steps, chemically inert

Release Agents for New Tire Molding

Release Agents

McLube has manufactured rubber release agents and anti-tack coatings for over fifty years. We understand the unique challenges rubber compounds present for manufacturers and continually perfect our formulations to make life easier for the rubber industry.


McLube molding aids allow for multiple releases per application with even the most complex tread patterns and improve rubber flow characteristics for a better finished tire.  Our coatings will effectively wet your mold with a bonded coating that repels factory grime and airborne particles. McLube Coatings will not cause fouling or buildup on the mold surface, reducing the frequency and duration of cleaning steps. We currently offer cost-effective, semi-permanent release agents for bias tire molding that are dilutable and enhance cosmetic appearance. McLube also offers semi-permanent radial tire mold releases for PCR, TBR, OTR and agricultural tires, including product options for segmented molding operations.


Rubber compounds are microscopically abrasive and may release harmful compounds during production. Our durable release coatings will protect mold surfaces and tooling from all rubber compounds to extend the lifespan of your costly equipment.

Outside Tire Paints

Enhance tire aesthetics, improve material flow characteristics, and facilitate air-bleeding.

Our outside tire paints are chemically inert and will not interfere with vulcanization.


  • Compliment tire mold release
  • Ideal for wiping or spray application
  • Silicone-free options available

Inside Tire Paints

McLube Inside Tire Paints have a high degree of slip to aid bladder positioning, centering, and air-flow. Our interior paints will facilitate easy release from the bladder and promote greater tire uniformity. We offer water-based, mica-free or filled inside tire paints with varying attributes and capabilities to suit individual needs. Mica-free (unfilled) tire paints provide a smoother surface finish ideal for radial tire operations. McLube Mica-based (filled) Tire Paints are ideal for use on bias tires. Our inside tire paints may be sprayed, wiped, or brushed onto the tire and will not flake post-cure.

McLube Bladder Coatings

McLube Bladder Coatings are easy to apply and offer enhanced release characteristics for all tire materials.

Our bladder coatings contain proprietary additives that improve coating flexibility and ensure multiple releases

per application with or without the use of interior paints.


  • Offer enhanced surface finish
  • Extended bladder lifespan
  • Silicone-free options available

Release Coatings for Tire Retreading Operations

McLube offers cost-effective release agents for tire curing envelopes that form a flexible yet durable coating with superior wetting characteristics. Our Curing Envelope Releases offer the enhanced slip characteristics crucial to operations with intricate tread patterns. Contact McLube for more information about our tire retreading products or details about custom formulations for tire manufacturers.


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

External Resources: Rubber World Magazine