What is Chem-Trend com?

What is Chem-Trend com?

Chem-Trend is the most proven partner in the world for release agents, purging compounds, and other process chemical specialties.

In what Michigan City is Freudenberg’s Chem-Trend based?

After sending out many sample jars of their newly developed product, they moved production out of their home and into a rented garage in Howell, Michigan. Thus began the story of Chem-Trend. Innovation has always been at the core of the company.

What is an example of a release agent?

Common examples include diesel oil, home heating oils, paraffin wax, new motor oil, etc. Diesel and home heating oils are common because they are readily available, inexpensive to purchase and they do release.

What is a release agent used for?

A release agent (also known as a release coating, or mould release coating) is a chemical that prevents other materials from attaching to surfaces. It can help with mould release, die-cast release, plastic release, adhesive release, and tyre and web release.

What is mold release made of?

You can use PVA release lacquer for the demolding of castings by applying it as a spray onto the negative mold, just like you would with release spray. This will create a film on the mold. This release lacquer is made up of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and offers an optimal release layer.

Do you have to use mold release for resin?

Mold release is necessary when working with resin. Casting resins, often used in to create custom jewelry pieces or model parts, are versatile, hard substances when dried. There are many types of resins for projects, but they all require a mold release to keep the resin from sticking to the mold.

What can I use as a release agent for silicone?

A mixture of 2 parts isopropyl alcohol and 1 part dish soap can be used in some cases to release silicone from silicone. Petroleum jelly can be used to release silicone from silicone, but it should be thinned with mineral spirits so that it can be applied in a thin layer with minimal visible brush strokes.

Can you use motor oil on concrete forms?

Local concrete contractor uses used motor oil cut with enough diesel fuel to let it flow through a pump sprayer. After the forms are in place they go around with the sprayer and coat the forms.

Can I use Pam as a mold release?

Any cooking oil or cooking spray will work as a mold release, such as pam cooking spray, olive oil canola oil, vegetable oil etc.. Avoid using too much mold release as it will create defects in the mold (wipe up any pooling or access).

Can I use Vaseline as mold release?

Petroleum jelly is a suitable mold release agent best suited for simple molds without fine details. The jelly thins when applied by hand, coating the mold material. If used on highly detailed molds, the petroleum jelly may be as thick as some of the fine details, resulting in lost details on your finished resin object.

Does Vaseline stop resin from sticking?

Vaseline will work well too. It can be a bit greasy, so keep the layer light. Two coasters of mine got stuck to each other,i just put a drop of coconut oil and that helped me in seperating the two.

Can you use vaseline as a mold release?

What happens if you don’t use mold release?

It may tear or crumble if you don’t use a mold release. On a side note, once you use candy molds for resin, please don’t use them for food again.

How do you keep concrete from sticking to the forms?

In some instances, concrete will naturally bond to other materials. To prevent concrete from sticking to these materials, you need to treat them with a release agent to keep the concrete from sticking by forming a thin lubricant film over the material. When the concrete is dry, it’s easy to separate.

Does vaseline work as a mold release?

Have you ever used a homemade mold with vaseline as a release agent and did your pieces come out ok? It worked well except that my pieces had squiggly lines throughout. Not like the colorant wasn’t mixed, it actually worked great, but it looks like cracks almost except the pieces aren’t cracked.

Can you use baby oil as a mold release?

Baby oil won’t work as a release as it will interfere with the resin curing. Petroleum jelly can work but I have found that it is impossible to get it on evenly. You are going to see streaks in your castings.

What is a good release agent for epoxy?

We highly recommend you use Stoner’s release spray, as it offers you all the required properties to ensure that you can release a casting from epoxy resin. If you are working with silicone, however, we recommend you rather use a release petroleum jelly or a release wax.

Does resin stick to Saran Wrap?

Epoxy does NOT stick to Saran Wrap. In fact, my favorite use for Saran Wrap is to place it over any fiberglassed reinforcements such as wing joiners then smooth it down with my finger. Let the epoxy cure overnight and then remove the Saran Wrap the next day.

Why choose Chem-Trend®?

Although there are hundreds of individual products developed to cover a wide range of applications, each specialized Chem-Trend® product is created with the same goal in mind: to improve the operating efficiency of those who utilize it in molding and casting operations.

Why choose Chemchem-trend for release agents?

Chem-Trend offers a wide variety of release agent options suited to address your specific needs and maximize your results. Every molding process is unique in some way, and optimal release requires unique solutions.

Why choose Chemchem-trend for your molding needs?

Chem-Trend offers a wide variety of release agent options suited to address your specific needs and maximize your results. Every molding process is unique in some way, and optimal release requires unique solutions. Our team of localized experts takes a hands-on approach, working with you to identify all areas of potential improvement.