Silicone Free Release Agents


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Many parts require post-finishing operations in order to perform a specific function or meet end user specifications. Some post-finishing operations require uniform adhesion of paints or glues to the part surface which can be disrupted, or altogether prevented, by silicone release agents transferred to the part during molding. Some manufacturers are forced to add an extra cleaning step to their process in order to remove residual silicone oils from parts. These cleaning steps are often unreliable, costly, and time-consuming for molders and ultimately result in fewer finished parts per shift. Furthermore, inevitable migration of silicone oils from the molding area to paint shops or gluing/ bonding stations can cause poorer quality parts or even shutdown plants indefinitely while ventilation systems and surfaces are decontaminated.

McLube® offers a full line of silicone-free release agents for a variety of materials that will not interfere with post-finishing steps involving adhesives and paints. Our silicone-free mold release technology may even allow molders to remove part washing steps entirely from their process to reduce overall cost and improve efficiency. Continue reading for more information or contact McLube® for help switching to a silicone-free mold release.

Details & Benefits


  • Multiple releases per application
  • Non-oily, dry film release
  • Remove costly cleaning steps before post-finishing
  • Little or no transfer to the molded part
  • Dilutable water-based options
  • Fast-drying solvent-based options
  • No interference with painting, gluing, or bonding
  • No risk of silicone contamination
  • Improved surface finish quality


Supported Processes and Materials

McLube® offers silicone-free release agents for a variety of materials, including most natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics, epoxy, polyurethane, and composite materials. McLube® also offers specialty silicone-free formulations for tire manufacturing, hose manufacturing, and stone veneer production. These products are ideal for many processes, including but not limited to compression, injection, transfer, lay-up, and concrete forming.

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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