Design Engineering


Definition – Release is a property of surface tension measured by the wetting angle at which a drop of water slides on a coated surface. The larger the wetting angle, the greater the release property of a coating.

Release and Coatings – In many applications, dry film lubricants offer excellent release properties. These release agents improve the effectiveness through multiple cycles of molding, keep tools clean longer, and provide for greater productivity.

The following is a graphical example of Release and Non-stick properties :

Examples: Carburetor shafts, choke plungers, butterfly spindles, conveyor components, instrument probes, and fluid injectors are all excellent candidates for release coatings due to the possibility of jamming from buildup of dirt, ice, soot, scale or food.

Application Examples

The following examples are of components with release problems and the engineered coating services that solved the problems.

Component / Part Problems Solved Industry
Calipers Release, Friction, Wear Automotive
Cavity Blocks, Cone Rings & Pins Release Industrial
Conveyor Belts Release, Wear Industrial
Gaskets for Automotive Cylinders Friction, Lubrication, Release, Corrosion Automotive
Mold Cavities Release Industrial
Parts Molds for Helicopter blades Release Military


Please see our identify problems section, for a quick response to any type of release and/or other questions that you have on how Everlube Products’ coatings can help solve your design challenges.