Mold release agents are used to prevent a substrate bonding to a molding surface. Without the use of a mold release barrier, the material being cast would fuse to the mold. This can have a significant impact on the quality and effectiveness of the molding process. Mold release agents are an essential part of the rubber, plastic, and composite molding process.
Mold release agents work by creating a barrier between the substrate and the surface of the mold. This barrier eliminates adhesion between the two materials, preventing mold damage and ensuring quick and easy release from the mold. The coating is applied to the surface of the mold before the substrate is cast. Semi-permanent mold release agents do not have to be reapplied after every use but will continue to provide a barrier for a number of applications. Mold release agents are also known as anti-blocking agents, surface lubricants, parting agents, and slip aids. Henkel’s LOCTITE® FREKOTE® brand offers a number of different mold releases agent products that support mold casting processes.
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