Mold Release Agents for the Challenges of Shoe Sole Manufacturing

Chem-Trend release agents are specifically tailored for use with either polyester or polyether foam systems. Our decades of experience working with shoe sole manufacturers around the globe has allowed us to understand the unique differences of polyester and polyether as they relate to molding operations. Differences in reaction times and barrier/slip requirements must all be taken into consideration when developing the right release agent for either foam system, and for the specific molding operation being utilized.

We have a global portfolio of products to meet the needs of your unique shoe sole application. We supply to the largest and smallest customers around the world. With our global network of sales personnel and distributors we are sure to have a product available, no matter your size or process. We can custom formulate water- or solvent- based products to meet your requirements for release ease and surface finish. Our products can be tailored to meet a range or surface finishes from high to low gloss and everything in between. With over 50 years of experience in developing and manufacturing mold release agents and products for the polyurethane industry, Chem-Trend knows how to develop the right release products for your application. We also have a line of support products such as mold cleaners, mold preparation pastes and flush solvents to complement our release agents.

Wide Ranging Mold Release Solutions

De-molding any part can be defined as a point of critical performance in any polyurethane manufacturing process, especially shoe soles. Our mold release agents provide a competitive advantage to any shoe manufacturers with water- and solvent-based release agent solutions that can maximize productivity while meeting the most demanding specifications and operating conditions. Chem-Trend release agents provide:

  • Excellent part release with polyester systems for direct attach and dual density manufacturing
  • Optimal gloss level and surface finish quality based upon customer specifications
  • Water- or solvent-based products
  • Tin free formulations
  • Compatibility with secondary operations such as gluing and painting
  • Lower scrap rates
  • Cleaner molds
  • Less downtime
  • Higher quality parts
  • Low VOC emissions
  • Cleaner, safer environments

To learn more about our products for shoe sole molding operations read our section on ancillary molding products for shoe soling, or contact us to speak with one of our shoe soling experts and learn more about how we can add value to your process.

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