Sponsor: 2022 - Present

Chem-Trend is the most proven partner in the world for release agents, purging compounds, and other process chemical specialties. Using a customer-centric approach and deep research and development, Chem-Trend is dedicated to improving production efficiency, reducing waste, and minimizing the impact on the environment for its customers. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Howell, Michigan, Chem-Trend offers a globally integrated network of experienced, knowledgeable, and insightful production and technical experts in all major manufacturing regions around the world, serving customers through offices in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Chem-Trend is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a global technology group. For more information, visit 

Chem-Trend has over fifty years of experience making mold release agents for challenging situations. We have developed a line of release agents for friction products that is made up of formulations specially designed for the prevailing molding conditions found with these unique parts, and are compatible with post-molding processes. 

The release agents we have developed are specially designed to offer:

  • Extremely high dilutions.
  • Minimal contamination of components being molded.
  • Ability to paint molded components without additional preparation steps post molding.
  • Clean release-ease from any mold substrate.
  • Clean running – extremely low build-up on the mold surface.
  • Non-VOC formulations – very safe to use and environmentally friendly.

Chem-Trend release formulations in the friction industry ensure that the working environment around the pressing area is as clean as possible. Clean release ensures that molding flash can be removed from the pressing area very easily, facilitating a clean and neat work area with minimal effort. The result is that pressed parts do not become contaminated with “left-overs” ensuring that molded scrap levels are as low as possible.

A Lot More than Release Agents

Our history of developing leading mold release agents, combined with our many years of experience working directly with customers on their production floors to optimize their molding processes, means that we can help you improve your bottom line. When you purchase Chem-Trend products for friction molding applications you get a lot more than just products, you gain access to a worldwide network of industry professionals committed to developing the right solutions and providing excellent support. It’s all part of our commitment to providing our customers with greater value, performance and dependability.