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.


Die lubricants

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.


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.

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
  • Cleaning Compounds
  • Toggle Lubricants

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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