Release Agents

We help customers improve molding efficiency and achieve process goals with experienced technical assistance and specialized release agents tailored to individual materials and applications.

Molders and manufacturers around the world rely on our carefully tailored mold release formulas to provide consistent results for every cycle. Each McLube® release agent has been carefully formulated to provide unparalleled release characteristics for a specific material, process, or application. Whether your goal is to reduce costs, improve parts, or reach a sustainability goal, our experienced team of Formulation Chemists and Technical Representatives can help. We have spent decades on production floors around the world helping customers achieve their process-specific goals and solve their most complex manufacturing challenges. Our diverse line of release agents includes water-based, solvent-based, and 100% solution formulations for all natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics, urethanes, and composite materials. If we do not have an existing product that is perfectly suited to your application, then our team of Technical Representatives and Formulation Chemists will develop a custom mold release agent catered to your unique application. From delicate medical parts to some of the largest tires in the world, engine components to steering wheels, our team has the industry-specific knowledge and expertise required to optimize your process and achieve your process-specific goals. Select by material, type, or specialty application below to learn more about McLube® release technology.

By Material

Rubber Mold Release

Water and solvent-based mold release agents for all natural and synthetic rubbers, including sacrificial and semi-permanent options available in bulk and aerosol.

Plastic Mold Release

Benefits of McLube® release agents for the plastics industry include multiple releases per application, little or no transfer to the molded part, and improved in-mold material flow.

Epoxy Release Agents

McLube® epoxy release agents have helped customers in the aerospace, automotive, and wind turbine industries produce more parts per shift, improve finish quality, and reduce plant emissions.

Polyurethane Release Agents

Benefits of McLube® Release Agents for the polyurethane industry include reduced buildup and transfer, excellent surface finish quality, and longer runs at reduced cost.

Composite Release Agents

McLube® Release Agents for the composites industry improve efficiency, give customers greater control over their processes, and eliminate time-consuming manufacturing steps.

Wood Composite Release Agents

Our line of wood composite release systems includes semi-permanent platen sealers and dilutable, non-staining release coatings for mats, cauls, and screens.

Asphalt Release Agents

Prevent sticking on truck beds, rakes, and other equipment without threatening the integrity of your asphalt mix with our line of asphalt release agents.

Concrete Release Agents

We offer a variety of release agents for concrete forms, epoxy-bound concrete, and stone veneers. These coatings allow for effortless de-molding and improve efficiency across the board.

McLube® Marine

Our Marine Division is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance dry lubricants (SAILKOTE®) and low-friction hull coatings for professional sailors, Olympians, and boating enthusiasts alike. We provide reliable dry lubricants for everything that slides and environmentally-conscious hull coatings with unparalleled anti-friction characteristics. Our ONE DROP® Ball Bearing Conditioner is the only product Harken® recommends for everything that rolls. Team McLube® partnered with Harken® in 1998 to provide top-quality coatings and polishes to sailors around the world.

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