Composite Release Agents

Benefits of McLube® Release Agents for the composites industry include improved efficiency, greater control over your process, and elimination of time-consuming manufacturing steps.

About These Products

McLube® offers a full line of water and solvent-based cleaners, sealers, and release agents tailored to the composite industry. Our release agents will function well with a variety of resin matrices common to the industry, including epoxy, DCPD, polyesters (USP), vinyl esters, polyurethanes, phenolics, and bismaleimide. Continue reading for more information about what McLube® can offer your composite manufacturing operation or contact us for samples and process assistance.

Details & Benefits

Performance

Reduced Buildup and Mold Protection

Our composite release agents are designed to provide reliable release characteristics without building up on the mold surface. Reduced buildup will cut down on cleaning time and frequency as well as reduce rejection rates due to poor surface finish or failed release. Reducing the frequency of cleaning operations also saves molds and tools from physical and chemical abrasion over time extending their effective lifespan.

Applications

Supported Materials

Reinforcement materials: carbon fiber, aramids, glass, metals, boron, woods, ceramics, and others
Matrices: MDIs, epoxy, phenolics, polyester, vinyl esters, aromatics, and others

Supported Processes

Fiberglass spray lay-up, filament winding, vacuum bag molding, pressure bag molding, RTM (resin-transfer molding), lamination, hand lay-up, molding pre-press preforms, extrusion, pultrusion, forged composites, potting, sheet and bulk molded compound.

Benefits

  • More control over your process
  • Multiple releases per application
  • Reduced buildup on molds and tooling
  • Improved efficiency of your molding operation
  • Superior surface finish quality
  • No interference with material integration
  • Protect equipment from dust, rust, and corrosion

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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