Food-grade and Medical-grade Release Agents


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McLube® food-grade and medical-grade release agents and lubricants are currently used to produce a variety of elastomeric and polymeric parts, including food-grade hose, baby bottle nipples, medical tubing, medical staples, closures, latex gloves, and diaphragms. Our line of food-grade and medical-grade release agents includes water-based, solvent-based, and 100% solution formulations of varying chemistries to suit individual process requirements. McLube® also offers custom formulations for those manufacturers with unique specifications and compliance requirements. Contact McLube® today for more information about our release agents for the food processing and medical industries.

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Supported Materials and Processes

McLube® offers food and medical-grade release technology for silicone rubbers and other elastomers as well as ABS, acetyl, acrylics, nylons, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and many other thermoplastics and thermosetting resins. These products are ideal for most compression, injection, and blow molding operations. McLube® also offers food and medical-grade lubricants for metallic and nonmetallic substrates. Click here for more information about McLube® Lubrication Technology.


McLube® offers release agents and lubricants that generally meet the following Title 21 FDA Regulations when applied appropriately by the end-user:

  • CFR 175.300 (Release Agent)
  • CFR 178.3570 (Lubricant, incidental)

Our products may be safely applied to machinery used for producing food (or food packaging) provided the amount used is the minimum required to accomplish the desired technical effect on the equipment and the addition to food does not exceed the limitations prescribed by FDA CFR 175.300 or other applicable governmental regulations. These products are not intended to be direct food additives or for subcutaneous use. Method of application often determines a process aid’s suitability for a given food or medical application and, as such, the customer is ultimately responsible for determining the suitability of our products for their food/medical-related process. Contact McLube® today for more information about our release agents for food and medical applications.

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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