North America
October 12, 2023

Chem-Trend Will Showcase Newly Announced PFAS-Free Product Line of Rubber Release Agent Technology at the International Elastomer Conference

Howell, MI — October 12,  2023 – Chem-Trend, a company of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Group and a global leader in the development of high-quality release agents, purging compounds, and other process chemicals and additives, has announced their participation as an exhibitor at the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, International Elastomer Conference (IEC) in Cleveland, Ohio, October 16-19. Dr. Keith Korthals, who leads Chem-Trend’s global rubber research and development lab, will be attending IEC to share more about the new product line directly with customers and partners in the industry. 

Chem-Trend joins the conference following its recent announcement that it is on track to successfully eliminate PFAS from its product portfolio by the end of 2023. The company has additionally committed to achieving the same standards in relation to future acquisitions.

“The concern of PFAS use within the rubber industry and many others has been an area of focus for us for years. Devoting time, lab resources and expertise from our global R&D teams have allowed for the development and testing of alternative chemistry to effectively eliminate the need for perfluorochemicals within our portfolio of rubber release agents,” says Dr. Korthals. 

Watch Dr. Keith Korthals share more on how Chem-Trend is bringing new, more sustainable release solutions to rubber manufacturers worldwide– this time through elimination of PFAS across its entire portfolio.

Among Chem-Trend’s Mono-Coat® line to be showcased at the conference are two biocompatible release agents (Mono-Coat® 2119W and Mono-Coat® 2120W) designed to support a safe and efficient molding process for medical silicone parts. The semi-permanent, water-based release agents are certified in accordance with the USP Class VI panel of tests and ideally suited for use in medical applications. 

Dr. Korthals will be available during the IEC Conference at Chem-Trend’s exhibitor booth 708 to answer questions about Chem-Trend’s PFAS-free advancements, their advantages in the marketplace, and their potential to push the entire rubber industry forward. 

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