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.
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
A water-based emulsion of surfactants and crosslinking resins designed to reduce mold fouling and achieve multiple releases per application. Available in concentrate for additional cost savings. VOC-free.
A water-soluble emulsion designed to ensure long-lasting durability and provide sufficient slip for effortless release from mandrels and tooling. Provides a tailorable degree of slip and may be easily washed from the part after molding.
A solvent-based, semi-permanent coating with cutting edge additives that seal microporosities to eliminate the need for a sealing step. Forms a thin, non-transferring film to preserve tooling details and allow for easy part removal without risk of prerelease. Rust and corrosion prevention.
A solvent-based, high-slip coating designed to mimic mold surfaces and enhance finish quality. Furnishes so thin a release film that buildup is negligible even after multiple touchups. Maintains excellent durability without a curing step.
A solvent-based dispersion of polymers and resins ideally suited for release of mandrel-built composites as well as RTM and lay-up. No cure required.
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Designed to condition, seal, and protect particularly porous or worn mold surfaces as well as reduce break-in time on new or reconditioned molds.
Details & Benefits
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.
Reinforcement materials: carbon fiber, aramids, glass, metals, boron, woods, ceramics, and others
Matrices: MDIs, epoxy, phenolics, polyester, vinyl esters, aromatics, and others
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.
- 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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