DETACH 603 Mould Release Agent

Product Description

Detach ™ 603 Bio-Release Agent is a unique balanced formulation of specialty non-hazardous oils and vegetable oil derivatives that provides excellent concrete release from metallic moulds used in both the Precast and Roof Tile manufacturing industries.

Detach has been specifically designed to provide a high level of operator health and safety and to minimise adverse impact on the environment.

Product Usage

APPLICATION

Precast Concrete Manufacture:

Apply DETACH 603 undiluted by spray, brush or mop.

Apply at a rate of 50-100 m2 / Lt. or as little as possible whilst ensuring a thorough and even coverage over the entire working surface of the mould.

This should provide optimum performance and minimize the potential for sticking, uneven release and buildup on the moulds. Excess material may compromise performance and can be removed with a mop or soft cloth.

When applying by hand sprayer, it should have a cap type filling device to allow easy filling without the possibility of dust contamination. It should also be fitted with a suitably sized flat fan nozzle and appropriate tip strainer. (Contact Victorian Chemicals for further advice).

A superior surface finish may be attained by applying Detach 603 with a damp clean soft flannel cloth.

CAUTION - Avoid use on rubber or latex fittings or moulds as Detach 603 can penetrate these materials and cause shape distortion. Viton is generally recommended for seals and fittings.


Roof tile manufacture:

Apply Detach 603 at 3–5 g/mould. Specialist advice from Victorian Chemicals on application equipment may be required. It is recommended to contact Victorian Chemicals for technical assistance if reusing over spray product.

Key Points

  • Very cost effective due to its low use rate
  • Most economical compared to other vegetable based release agents
  • Uniquely balanced formulation provides excellent release characteristics
  • Can provide a class 1 -2 finish to concrete surfaces
  • Suitable for both heated or ambient cured situations
  • Resists build up on moulds and promotes easy clean up
  • Assists in providing rust protection of moulds
  • Finished concrete surfaces are suitable for painting (Follow paint suppliers recommendation)
  • Maintains performance and workability at low temperatures
  • Allows less storage and handling
  • Provides improved operator safety and working conditions due to it’s low volatility and bland odour characteristics
  • Low toxicity ensures a lower health risk to personnel
  • Not classified as a Dangerous Good enabling more flexible and convenient storage, handling and transportation
  • Unique formulation provides faster and more complete biodegradation for a cleaner and safer environment
  • Evaluation and Testing

  • Appearance Clear yellow to amber oily liquid
  • Odour Bland oily
  • Pour point ~ - 10º C
  • Cloud point ~ + 5º C
  • Flash point >150º C
  • Viscosity (25ºC) 10 cSt
  • SG (20ºC) 0.85
  • VOC <1%
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    Storage and Safety

    STORAGE & HANDLING

    When stored indoors at temperatures below 40ºC and in closed original containers, this product can be stored for up to 1 year.

  • Avoid exposure to air for prolonged periods.
  • Product may thicken or solidify if cooled below 0ºC.
  • Do not allow water to contaminate product.
  • Bulk Storage vessels made of stainless steel, fibre glass, polypropylene or polyethylene are preferred. It is strongly recommended to thoroughly clean old mild steel tanks before storage, as Detach 603 may cause rust and other old deposits to be released resulting in contamination.

    Long term storage in mild steel tanks may result in product discoloration and other degradation.

    SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

    DETACH 603 is not classified as a dangerous good. It is non-hazardous and considered of low risk to health if used according to appropriate industrial hygiene practices. Ensure good ventilation during use. Skin and eye contact should be avoided.

    DETACH 603 is biodegraded by natural processes and poses a low risk to the environment.

    For further information refer to MSDS at www.vicchem.com