Release Agents

Silicone release agents are used in many industries, from food processing to industrial production, via medical devices and home cooking products.

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Silicone release agents get you out of the stickiest situations

Release agents enter into manufacturing processes in a wide range of industries. From food processing to industrial production through medical devices and home cooking products, silicones are the release agents of choice.

They are used for releasing molded products, such as rubber in tire making, polyurethane in architectural molds, plastics in injection molding or steel in die-casting. Silicones are particularly efficient in these processes because they create an anti-friction layer and provide non-stick and lubricant properties.

In the food processing industry, silicones help make food-packaging containers, molds for bakery ware and wine stoppers offering non-stick surfaces, slip control and organoleptic neutrality. Silicones are also widely used as bakery paper release agents (“baking parchment” or “greaseproof papers”) because they resist high oven temperature and offer premium release.

Silicones, with their low surface tension and excellent thermal stability, are easily spread onto many different substrates, including irregular or fine surfaces (metal surfaces, conveyor belts, food containers, etc.).

To reduce unwanted silicone transfer and migration they can be formulated in “reactive systems”. Furthermore, their chemical inertness provides protection against corrosion or deformation. Wherever they are used, silicones contribute to lowering maintenance costs and improving production processes.

Elkem Silicones has developed several product lines that provide the right release characteristics in a variety of processes for very different industries. These include:

Silcolease® release coatings, ensure that coated papers and films have the non-stick performance necessary for several applications, including label making, graphic arts, electronics tapes and other processes requiring precision release.

Bluesil®, used in release systems in transport, electrics and electronics, architecture, construction and other industrial activities.

Silbione®, used in release systems for baking and cooking utensils, cork and wine stopper processing, medical devices and implants.

Lyndcoat®, used in tire manufacturing, provides ease of demolding and excellent slip for perfectly symmetric tires.

Elkem Silicones has developed specific product lines that cater to each sector. We work closely with our customers on a case-by-case basis to develop and customize the right products for the right purposes, with access to related silicone technologies and to the expertise within our international group. This is sustained by long-term R&D partnerships.

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Food Processing & PackagingCakes being baked in the oven with silicone coated paper.Silicones are widely used in food processing, as flow agents in manufacturing, as constituents in food packaging and as non-stick coatings in cooking.Food Processing & Packaginghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Food-Processing-And-Packaging.aspx
TapeTransparent tape.Self-adhesive Tape SiliconesTapehttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Tape.aspx
Tire ManufacturingA black tire. Elkem Silicones Products for Tire Manufacturing.Tire Manufacturinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Tire-manufacturing.aspx
Wine StoppersA bottle of wine with a silicone coated stopper.Elkem Silicones is the world’s leading wine-stopper slip treatment supplier, leveraging the features of the Silbione® range.Wine Stoppershttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Wine-Stoppers.aspx

 

 

ConstructionKeeping buildings dry and energy efficient.Constructionhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Construction.aspx
Electrical & ElectronicProtecting our wired world.Electrical & Electronichttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Electrical---Electronic.aspx
Food & BeverageSilicones are the secret ingredient for Packaging, Labels and Kitchen Tools.Food & Beveragehttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/food-and-beverage.aspx
Pulp & PaperThik blue paper half rolled up letting light go through.From Pulp to Specialty Paper. Silicones add value.Pulp & Paperhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/pulp-and-paper.aspx
Textiles & LeatherClose on a black leather seat.Softeners, Water-repellents and Coatings.Textiles & Leatherhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Textiles-and-Leather.aspx
TransportationPicture of a metro transportation station with a blured filter to give a speed impression.Keeping the world moving.Transportationhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Industries/Pages/Transportation.aspx

 

 

Silicone Release Agents Reduce Costs A black tire.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/CaseStudies/Silicone-Release-Agents-Reduce-Costs.aspxSilicone Release Agents Reduce Costs Elkem Silicones specialists worked closely with a tire maker to find an optimized tailor-made solution using Lyndcoat BR2512 as a base.

 

 

Silcolease silicone brand logo.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/Silcolease.aspx
Lyndcoat silicone brand logo.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Our_Brands/Pages/Lyndcoat.aspx

 

 

 

 

LyndcoatA BluestarSilicones R&D employee presenting a tire using durable multi-release agents.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/company/Research_And_Development/Pages/Lyndcoat.aspxLyndcoatHow do innovative silicone formulations enhance bladder release performance?