PTFE coatings are common in today’s release agent industry. There are hundreds of PTFE-based release options available from dozens of release manufacturers around the world, so what sets one coating apart from all the others?
The answer is simple, not much. Most PTFE-based release agents available today are just simple dispersions that rely on PTFE’s low coefficient of friction to reduce de-molding force and provide adequate release. These coatings are cheap to manufacture, and their benefits do not extend much further than the base qualities of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
McLube® Formulation Chemists saw the potential that PTFE-based coatings had in the release industry and began developing new, cutting-edge PTFE-based formulas, but they did not stop with simple dispersions. Our PTFE-based release agents have been finetuned for decades with proprietary additives that enhance the best qualities of low-molecular-weight PTFE while improving upon basic surface adhesion, durability, and dry release performance. Our line of PTFE release agents includes fast-drying, solvent-based coatings and sprays as well as a variety of water-based options, including dilutable concentrates and colloidal dispersions that do not require agitation prior to use. If you are interested in trying a formulated PTFE release agent, or want more from the PTFE coating you currently use, then contact McLube® today. Our Technical Representatives will analyze your process and recommend a PTFE release agent that is perfectly tuned to your materials and process goals.