DuPont - Molykote® 7 Release Compound



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DuPont - Molykote® 7 Release Compound, formerly Dow Corning DC 7 Release Compound, is a versatile, highly efficient silicone-based release agent for various plastics, rubbers, metals, and adhesives. It provides long-lasting release properties while remaining inert to most materials. This translucent white compound has an NLGI Grade 1 rating. It is commonly used as a release agent or cable-pulling lubricant in various applications, including foundry shell and core molds, tire press bladders, rubber lubrication and preservation, adhesive and glue release, rubber-covered cable-pulling, plastic extrusion equipment, and plastic film packaging machines.

  • Control cables
  • Rubber & elastomer lubrication
  • Valves, packings, seals & O-rings

Performance Benefits:

  • Maintain serviceable consistency from -40 to 204°C (-40 to 400°F)
  • Practically nonvolatile, Moisture-resistant, Electrically insulating
  • Excellent rubber lubrication
  • Excellent release and sealing properties
  • Resistant to oxidation
  • It shows little tendency to dry out in service
  • Permitted for food contact use under FDA Regulation 21 CFR 175.300
  • Listed under NSF Standard 51 for use in food processing equipment
  • Listed under NSF Standard 61 for use in potable water applications


  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good oxidation resistance
  • Good plastic & rubber compatibility
  • Good water resistance
  • High-temperature performance
  • Low-temperature performance
  • Release properties
  • Wide temperature range