Solvent-based Release Agents


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This page provides an introduction to McLube’s solvent-based release technology and features several of our solvent-based release options for various industries and applications. For more industry-specific information, browse our release agents by material and specialty application, or contact McLube® for assistance with selecting the ideal coating for your process and materials.

McLube® offers a consummate line of solvent-based release agents for a variety of materials and processes. While generally more hazardous than their water-based equivalents, solvent-based coatings offer faster drying times which can save valuable production time and increase the number of parts molded per shift. Solvent-based coatings also boast excellent wetting characteristics, particularly on ambient temperature molds and may be used during startup before the substrate has reached operating temperature.

Details & Benefits


  • Fast-drying
  • Superior wetting characteristics and release performance
  • Ideal for low/ ambient temperature applications and humid climates
  • Non-oily, non-dusting
  • Excellent material flow in-mold
  • Will not freeze during transportation or storage


Supported Materials

McLube® offers solvent-based release agents and sprays for a variety of materials, including all natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics, epoxies/ resins, polyurethanes (rigid and flexible), composite materials, asphalt concrete applications, and stone veneer manufacturing. McLube® Technical Representatives around the world can help you choose a solvent-based mold release coating suited to your application. Contact McLube® for expert process assistance and samples today or browse our release agents by material or specialty application for industry-specific information.



While effective and generally less hazardous than solvent formulas, water-based release coatings have one major drawback that can significantly impact line efficiency – drying time. Extended drying times can reduce the number of parts produced per shift as operators wait for water-based coatings to dry and may even require purchase of additional equipment, such as air knives, fans, or heat lamps, to facilitate evaporation. If your process cannot accommodate the slower drying times of a water-based coating, or you want to improve the overall efficiency of your line, then consider testing a McLube® Solvent-based Release Agent.


Water vs. Solvent-based

The first question that needs to be answered when choosing a release agent is whether your process requires a solvent-based or water-based coating. Aside from process requirements like drying time, other factors such as plant safety goals, operator preferences, environmental impact, and industry stigmas may affect your choice of medium. Solvent-based mold releases dry instantly and can improve the overall efficiency of your production line, but they may not be ideally suited to your materials or environmental impact goals. Click here for more information about selecting the ideal release agent for your application or contact McLube® for expert technical assistance.

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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