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Why Using a Release Agent on Your Molds Saves Money

Jul 2, 2024, 13:48 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
Have you struggled with de-molding your products? Incomplete, damaged, or malformed pieces ruining quality and your bottom line? The answer might be mold release agents from an expert molding products company. Release agents can provide unmatched productivity from plastics to rubbers and everything else you might produce via molds.


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These are some of our most popular and well-used products. As a Pennsylvania-based business, we proudly serve other businesses throughout the continental United States and worldwide. If you think you would benefit from a mold release agent, sealer, or cleaner, feel free to look through our catalog of products! Additionally, if you are curious about our products, call us, and we can set you up with a free sample of a product that we know will help you along the way!

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How Does a Release Agent Work?

You might be skeptical, but these release agents work on very established chemical science. All materials are porous on a microscopic level. Even glass, plastics, concrete, and the metals your molds are likely made from. This microporosity means the adhesion of melted molding materials can sink in and stick, which causes release issues. Release agents can be one of the best ways to keep products moving, protect your molds, and ensure quality goods.

Release agents form a barrier that prevents this adhesion, allowing cleaner removal and more consistent de-molding processes. When you want a release agent that will last through multiple releases, look to our liquid release agents or consider aerosol release agents for faster application methods.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Mold Release Agent?

When you choose a release agent, you choose a faster and more efficient molding process. If you create products using unique materials, we can provide silicone or water-based release agents to fit your unique material needs.

  • Faster Molding Cycles: With faster de-molding, your mold release process is quicker, which means every step has less wait time for faster production.
  • Less Product Damage: Your mold surface can be better protected from sticking materials, and your products won't have broken or torn sections.
  • Longer Mold Life: Thanks to the layer of protection, your mold surface won't be damaged or harmed by left-behind dirt and grime that can lead to corrosion and rust.
  • Faster Cleanup: With a release agent, there is less material to clean up between molding cycles, leading to less cleaning and faster re-charging of the molds.
  • Improved Efficiency: All these benefits work together to provide you with more efficient production and higher profits in the end!

Depending on your application method, these benefits can be even more noticeable! Aerosol mold release agents can be applied to molds with more complicated geometries just as fast as simpler molds, providing you with even more advantages!

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What Type of Mold Release Agent Is Right for My Business?

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The best way to choose between mold release agents is to call us and discuss your production process. This discussion allows us to provide a more tailored and appropriate product to solve your mold cycle problems. There can be many aspects of your process to consider, ranging from the materials you use to the industry you work within. But in general, we have some things to consider when you look at these products.


These release agents are a bit more challenging to formulate but have fewer health and safety risks than other releases. Compared to solvent-based agents, these releases can be environmentally friendly, easily used diluted or in concentrated form, and have less buildup. Water-based solutions are often most suitable in a rubber molding process.


These contain harsher chemicals that are often necessary to use with more robust polymers, rubbers, and even metal molding. These substances are easier to formulate than others but can contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that face high regulation.


These agents are most appropriate for plastic and rubber-molded goods. A single application of a silicone mold release can often last through multiple cycles, providing your mold machinery with more efficient cycles. Additionally, silicone-based releases can handle high-heat processes.

Silicone Free

When you are using silicone in your process, silicone-free agents are ideal. Silicone-based agents can damage any kind of silicone important to the end product. Additionally, silicone-free agents are compatible with electronics, food grade needs, and other sensitive products and surfaces.

Discuss Your Mold Release Agents Questions with Us!

If you are a manufacturer of high-quality molded parts and pieces, we want to help you get the most out of your material. With our mold release agents, you can see the results in your finished parts, which will release faster and leave behind cleaner molding surfaces.

Are you interested in seeing the difference a quality release agent will make for you? Talk to us! We have a team of experts who can help formulate precisely what products will fit your unique manufacturing needs. These various release products are not just simple sprays but complex formulations that will keep your business running at its peak efficiency—call today!

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