Technical Rubber

Rubber Compounds And Applications

W. N. SHAW custom formulates a complete range of solvent and water-base release agents and anti-tack surface coatings for all major compression, transfer, and injection molding applications.

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W. N. SHAW products are designed to add value to the production process by increasing molding efficiencies, reducing down-time, enhancing release performances, preserving overall mold integrity, and maintaining consistent and quality molded parts. We have more than 100 years of combined industry experience creating rubber mold release agents for our clients, which means we can offer the benefits of the right agent to any company who comes our way, regardless of their industry.

Release Agents For Transfer Molding

W. N. SHAW employs cutting-edge technologies to develop new raw materials and product formulations that overcome the challenges of the most complex and aggressive rubber compounds. Just as each customer has unique needs, compounds, and production variables, W. N. SHAW excels in the ability to rapidly tailor our products to match the demands of our individual customers.

W. N. SHAW specializes in producing semi-permanent, solvent and water-base products for all types of rubber compounds and applications. Our technology continues to advance with the growing demands of the rubber molding industry, and we strive to increase our development rate and improve our testing processes all the time so we can more fully meet each client’s rubber mold release requirements.

For complex molding requirements such as rubber-to-metal bonding requirements to various alloys and plastic inserts, W. N. SHAW offers product solutions that are specifically designed not to interfere with the bonding process, while still providing excellent release and protecting mold integrity.

W. N. SHAW semi-permanent products will reduce, if not eliminate knit and flow lines often found in weatherstrip, corner joints, and specialized injection parts such as cam cover gaskets, without losing release performance or semi-permanent durability.

W. N. SHAW has a complete development and testing facility that enables us to work with individual rubber compounds and molding requirements in order to develop targeted solutions with minimal turn-around time for our customers’ unique needs.


W. N. SHAW formulates anti-tack surface coatings for rubber pre-forms, lathe-cut rubber, and molded rubber parts which provide customers with cleaner, safer, and more effective anti-tack alternatives.

W. N. SHAW’s anti-tack coatings for rubber pre-forms provide micro-thin coatings that will not interfere and often facilitate the molding process. Molds will be left clean and the quality of the molded parts will not be diminished.

W. N. SHAW’s Anti-tack agents for molded parts will not cause physical, chemical or environmental damage that can be associated with conventional anti-tack methods.

Advantages of Having the Proper Agents for Rubber Mold Release

At W.N. SHAW, we have served industries like automotive, footwear, construction, medical, athletic, energy and more. Over time, they’ve all come to realize the benefits of turning to a leading global company for their rubber mold release needs:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Finding a rubber mold release agent that works with whatever production process you specifically manage day to day will drastically reduce waste, as there will be far fewer damaged parts that must be eliminated over the course of the manufacturing process.
  • Higher productivity: Adding to the increased profit you’ll experience from keeping raw materials and using as much of your inventory as possible without waste is the fact that you’ll lose far fewer labor hours by choosing a good agent. Rubber mold release can occur several times without as much cleaning in between, which will free up employee hours for other crucial tasks.
  • Improved reputation: Providing flawless parts with low porosity immediately generates positive word-of-mouth from your customers. However, if even slightly damaged parts come out of your manufacturing process, production takes much longer than it should because you’re constantly cycling through wasted parts and maintaining your molds.

Contact W.N. SHAW & CO. for Your Custom Rubber Mold Release Agent Today

We’re a U.S.-based company that has global recognition in the mold release industry, and we’re prepared to back that reputation with quality custom products that work for any product temperature or application. Our advanced formulations are becoming greener, too, so you can have the peace of mind that comes with eco-friendliness. We look forward to finding a creative solution to your unique application, and we never turn down the opportunity to help solve a manufacturing challenge.

Contact us right away for a rubber mold release agent, and find out why we lead the industry.

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