DETACH 603 Mould Release Agent
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.
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.
Very cost effective due to its low use rate
Most economical compared to other vegetable based release agents
Uniquely balanced formulation provides excellent release
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
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
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