DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Mold Release Improves Efficiency and Reduces Costs
March 23, 2021
DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 is a mold release agent from ITW Pro Brands that was developed to meet the growing needs of FKM seal and gasket manufacturers who serve the automotive supply industry. In addition to fluorocarbon-based fluoroelastomers, this versatile mold release can be used with silicones, peroxide-cured EPDMs, and polyacrylates.
Advantages and Comparisons
DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 lets rubber molders use a single product for a wide range of elastomers across many molding applications. This water-based release agent minimizes the cleaning and downtime caused by dirty molds and can reduce scrap rates by over 50%.* Compared to solvent-based releases, DKW-4168 can also double or triple the mold cycles between applications.*
Compared to competitive products, DKW-4168 delivers greater semi-permanent performance. It can be sprayed on or wiped onto hot metallic surfaces, and has an optimal temperature range between 220°F to 390°F (104°C to 199°C).
*Results may vary.
- DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Web Page offers a high-level product overview and explains where and how to apply DKW-4168.
- DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Sales Sheet provides a detailed overview of DKW-4168, including its features and benefits, applications, material properties, and packaging options.
- DiamondKote™ DKW-4168 Technical Data Sheet describes the product’s material properties, provides directions for use, and contains storage, handling, and disposal information.
- DiamondKote™ Mold Releases Technical Bulletin explains how a mold release works and examines some common problems that DKW-4168 addresses.
- 3M Fluorocarbon Elastomers provides links to product information about 3M™ Dyneon Fluoroelastomers™, fluoropolymers that can be used with DKW-4168.
- Dow Performance Silicones provides links to product information about Dow silicones, synthetic elastomers that can be used with DKW-4168.
- ARLANXEO Keltan® EPDMs provides links to production information about ARLANXEO EPDM, reliable rubber polymers that can be used with DKW-4168.