DKW-4168 Water-Based Semi-Permanent Mold Release

DiamondKote DKW-4168 is a premium water-based mold release agent that has universality for a variety of elastomers including but not limited to, Silicone Rubbers, Peroxide-Cured EPDM, Polyacrylate and a variety of Fluoroelastomers. HIGHLY VERSATILE formulation for seals and gasket molding using FKM, Silicone, EPDM, and others. DKW-4168, a replacement to DKW-3551B, offers excellent cycle life, cleaner molds, and reduced scrap rates.

Founded as Franklynn Industries, Inc. in 1991 offering DiamondKote, Aqualift, and later added Crystal brands.  Now part of the ITW Pro Brands team.


  • Stable, low-transfer, with excellent release properties
  • Improved cosmetics and fewer defects
  • Increased mold life and less frequent mold cleaning required
  • Forms a tough, durable relase film
  • Water-based formula avoids complications found in solvent-based products
  • Promotes good rubber flow
  • Does not need to be diluted prior to use


  • Seals
  • O-rings
  • Gaskets
  • EPDM
  • FKM


  • Highest compatibility for Peroxide-Cured compounds
  • P-EPDM
  • Polyacrylate
  • FKM Fluoroelastomers
  • SBR
  • HNBR
  • Silicone Elastomers

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case
DKW-4168-02 5 gal pail 1
DKW-4168-03 55 gal drum 1
DKW-4168-06 303 gal tote 1

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Appearance / Physical State liquid
Odor slight
pH Value >8-<10
Boiling Point / Range 212°F (100°C)
Flash Point >212.0°F (>100.0°C)
Specific Gravity 1.00 g/CM^3
Prop 65 Warning No

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