Die Cast

Die Lubricants, Plunger Lubricants and Ancillary Products for Die Casters

Die cast solutions have been a part of Chem-Trend since day one. As conditions continue to become more demanding, efficiency becomes more crucial, and materials become even more premium, we work alongside our customers to uncover every possibility.

Working with our customers, we help unleash potential. Due to the uniqueness of each of these processes, as well as the diversity of the raw materials utilized, we fulfill exacting needs with solutions that maximize efficiency. Die cast release agents and chemical specialities must be designed to perform brilliantly in the harshest of conditions and materials. Our unique, robust, formulated products have been developed to serve as plunger lubricants and die lubricants that meet or exceed expectations. All with an eye toward delivering better results and processes.

Our highly regarded dilution products are best-of-breed, and designed to create exceptional ease and value. Our innovative portfolio is based on an extensive suite of polymer technologies developed and synthesized to specifically provide exceptional on-die performance, helping die casters see less downtime and higher-quality rates due to lower levels of porosity.

In addition to products, we also proudly offer to help optimize effectiveness. Like our High Efficiency Release Agent (HERA™) micro-spray technology that revolutionizes release agents, allowing customers to applying far less agent. This allows for maximum efficiency using minimal product, and creating a new paradigm in manufacturing potential.

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Euroguss 2024

Nuremberg, Germany
Chem-Trend exhibits at Europe's largest trade fair for die casting at booth 110 in hall 7A. Learn more about our latest solutions in release agents (die lubricants), plunger lubricants and auxiliary products. Our industry experts are looking forward to your visit.

Customized solutions for die casting challenges.

Each year, we spend thousands of hours on the shop floors of die casting facilities, giving our technical experts insight into your processes and toughest production challenges. In our world-class laboratories dedicated to the die cast industry, we apply this insight to developing customised solutions that improve your operating efficiency.

Die lubricants (release agents for the die casting industry)

Our die lubricants are engineered to actually enhance your processes, allowing you to gain efficiency. Die lubricants can be engineered to provide exceptional release and die/solder protection with optimized wetting, promote metal flow, quickly cool die surfaces, and maintain a die temperature within a narrow band, all of which allow for faster cycle times and longer die life.

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Chem-Trend and Imerys Metalcasting Solutions

Chem-Trend and Imerys Metalcasting Solutions pool their development expertise for sand foundries.

A co-operation with added value

The partnership between Chem-Trend and Imerys Metalcasting Solutions offers the global market an innovative premium product portfolio of chemical specialities for sand
casting. This cooperation provides customers with a comprehensive, well-engineered product range for the production of high-quality sand moulds and cores from a single


Chem-Trend® SL-6XXXX Release Agent Series

Chem-Trend developed the first effective water-based release agent (die lubricant) over fifty years ago. Since then, Chem-Trend’s continual innovation steadily evolved our product line setting new standards in the die casting industry. The Chem-Trend® SL-6XXXX release agent series offers a comprehensive product range for the requirements of the processing industry and facilitates a demonstrable improvement in diverse associated procedures.


HERA™ die lubricants for micro-spray applications in die casting

HERA™ was specifically developed as a ready-to-use advanced technology water-based die lubricant. Learn more about its advantages in today’s complex applications.

Chem-Trend’s HERA™ — High Efficiency Release Agent — die lubricant helps manufacturers reduce scrap, downtime and energy use. Its water-based formulation can be used in a variety of applications, and its performance characteristics make it an ideal solution for both high and low temperature operations.


HERA™ Light die lubricants for die casting incl. UV-formulation

HERA™ Light die lubricants are further developments of HERA™ products and offer a completely new alternative to conventional dilution spraying, while still providing the advantages of the established HERA™ quality. HERA™ Light helps die casters to increase productivity in many respects while achieving a sustainable reduction the required energy and resources.


HERA™ High Efficiency Release Agent for micro-spray application in die casting

Why change from a traditional die lube to a high efficiency release agent?

Plunger lubricants

Plunger lubricants are used to minimize the wear to the plunger tip and sleeve, thus increasing its lifetime and reducing the downtime for replacement. They also help provide a seal around the tip to prevent intensification pressure issues from molten metal leaking around the plunger tip which also causes mechanical problems and additional wear. Chem-Trend makes a wide range of products to protect the shot-end components and assist in the production of high-quality castings, while minimizing any adverse environmental effects.

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MicroDose™ Plunger Lubricants

Chem-Trend is a world leader in clean, engineered plunger lubricants that can provide exceptional anti-wear performance even in large plunger systems. Our high efficiency products typically can be used at about half the feed rates of conventional plunger lubricants.

Ancillary products

Die casting is a complex process with intricate machines and a number of processing steps. Since all of these can have an impact on the quality of the product and the overall productivity of the plant, Chem-Trend has developed a complete range of offerings to serve the specialized needs of some of these stages. These include:

  • Anti-Solder Paste
  • Hot Spot Greases
  • Pin Lubricants
  • Quench Compounds
  • Trim Press Lubricants
  • Corrosion Preventers
  • Ladle Coats
  • Assembly Lubricants
  • Cleaners (for example Chem-Trend® DC-456)
  • Toggle Lubricants
  • Hydraulic Fluids)

We are constantly developing new and breakthrough products and cutting-edge solutions to help our customers release a new level of manufacturing potential.

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To learn more about how we have developed advanced products to address the specific challenges found in die casting operations, contact us today.

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