McLube® offers unpigmented liquid anti-tack catered to a variety of processes and materials. Our water-based coatings deliver superior release properties directly to the rubber for a cleaner, safer working environment. McLube® has offered specialty release agents and anti-tack coatings to the rubber industry since 1954, including custom formulations to achieve customers’ process-specific goals. Continue reading for more information about our water-based external anti-tack coatings or contact McLube® today for samples.
McLube® external anti-tack coatings are emulsified in water to deliver superior anti-stick properties directly to the rubber without the safety and housekeeping concerns of powders and stearates.
About These Products
A non-foaming, water-based emulsion of polymeric resins and hydrocarbon surfactants providing superior wetting characteristics and long-term anti-stick properties. Also, used as a rubber mold release agent.
A non-foaming, water-based emulsion ideally formulated for anti-stick applications. This product dries clear to form a flexible, yet durable, barrier for long-lasting anti-stick properties. Silicone-free.
A water-based solution of plant-based resins that furnishes a colorless film with excellent anti-stick properties for black and pigmented rubbers. Specifically designed to resist rubber “creep.” Silicone-free.
Details & Benefits
- Cleaner and safer than powders like mica and talc
- Non-foaming options
- Non-staining, chemically inert, non-dusting
- Highly dilutable for additional cost savings
- Melt or compound harmlessly into rubbers during molding
- Increased productivity and less time spent cleaning
- Superior anti-stick properties due to advanced surfactant technology
- Apply to hot or ambient temperature rubbers
- Flexible coating unaffected by shrink or compression
- VOC-free and operator-friendly
Supported Processes and Applications
- Uncured rubber storage and shipping
- Extrusions and preforms
- Barwell machinery
- Cold flow conditions
- Pelletized rubber, slugs, and profiles
- Belt and hose manufacturing
- Tire retreading, green tires, new curing bladders
- Elastomeric wire and cable jacketing
Why replace powder coatings?
Powder coatings cause endless housekeeping concerns and foul machinery as they migrate around the plant. Users of our powder-free coatings report overall efficiency gains because they spend much less time cleaning plant floors and equipment. McLube’s liquid anti-tack coatings are also much more effective anti-stick coatings than traditional powders. Our liquid coatings form a clear, non-staining film on the rubber surface that provides more uniform anti-stick characteristics with help from our proprietary surfactant technology.
Common powder coatings like mica and talc are also a safety concern for employees due to the health risks related to prolonged inhalation of these substances. McLube’s water-based coatings deliver unparalleled anti-stick properties directly to the rubber without dispersing into the air or ventilation system and do not contain mica, talc, or heavy metals. Our liquid coatings also settle out from dip tanks much slower than stearates and slurry fillers because our active ingredients are easily emulsified into a liquid base. Slower settling means our products eliminate the need for some of the extra agitation equipment required to keep powder-based coatings like stearates and slurries dispersed. Contact McLube® for more information and assistance with replacing powdered coatings in your facility.
Curing and Molding
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. There is no need to remove our anti-tack coatings before curing or molding elastomers. Our coatings will harmlessly melt or compound into rubbers during molding at higher temperatures and may also facilitate release for some applications without affecting the physical or chemical properties of the elastomer.
Consult a local McLube® Technical Representative to find the ideal formula available for your needs. Featured products displayed on this page from time to time are for promotional purposes only and do not represent the full product line McLube® offers for this particular material or application. Product availability, including container sizes, concentrations, and aerosols, will vary by country or region. Names of certain products may also vary slightly (prefix, suffix, etc.) depending on your location without affecting performance.
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