Loctite® Frekote® Aqualine™ R-180 offers excellent release and slip properties and is recommended for the most demanding molding applications, especially for highly abrasive compounds. When properly applied to a preheated surface, this water based product chemically bonds to the mold surface to form a thin, inert, thermally stable coating capable of releasing all natural and synthetic rubber compounds as well as thermoplastic urethanes and solid polyurethane cast elastomers.
Apply Aqualine R-180 to molds preheated to a minimum of 60°C (140°F). Application of Aqualine R-180 is suitable for application up to 204°C (400°F). Apply Aqualine R-180 using a finely atomized fan pattern. Regulate gun output to 2-3 fl. oz./minute for molds heated to 60ºC – 149ºC (140ºF – 300°F) or 4-5 fl. oz./minute for molds above 149ºC (300°F).
At 60°C (140°F), the release agent will dry in a few seconds and will be fully cured after 25 minutes. At 93°C (200°F), this cure time is reduced to 10 minutes. At 149°C (300°F), Aqualine R-180 dries instantly and requires only four minutes to fully cure (see cure curve).
|Application Temperature||60ºC – 204ºC (140 – 400°F)|
|Flash Point||No flash Point|
|Specific Gravity||1.00 +/- 0.02|
|Thermal stability when cured||315ºC (600°F)|
|Shelf Life||6 months from the date of manufacture|