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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A liquid, paste, or wax used to prevent adhesion. Any surface, such as a mold, can be coated with a release agent to prevent the mold material from sticking. Examples of release agents are: [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Teflon%C2%AE Teflon®], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=silicone silicone], dusting powders ([http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=talc talc], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mica mica], etc.) [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=carnauba%20wax carnauba wax], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zinc%20stearate zinc stearate], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=soap soap], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tallow tallow], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=paraffin paraffin], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=amide%20wax amide waxes] ([http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=stearamide stearamide], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=oleoamide oleoamide]), and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fluorocarbon fluorocarbon] sprays.
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A liquid, paste, or wax used to prevent adhesion. Any surface, such as a mold, can be coated with a release agent to prevent the mold material from sticking. Examples of release agents are: [[Teflon|Teflon®]], [[Silicone|silicone]], dusting powders ([[Talc|talc]], [[Mica|mica]], etc.) [[carnauba%20wax|carnauba wax]], [[zinc%20stearate|zinc stearate]], [[soap|soap]], [[tallow|tallow]], [[paraffin|paraffin]], [[amide%20wax|amide waxes]] ([[stearamide|stearamide]], [[oleoamide|oleoamide]]), and [[fluorocarbon|fluorocarbon]] sprays.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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parting compounds; slip agent; abherent; amide wax; stearamide; oleoamide; mold release agent
 
parting compounds; slip agent; abherent; amide wax; stearamide; oleoamide; mold release agent
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
 
* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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Description

A liquid, paste, or wax used to prevent adhesion. Any surface, such as a mold, can be coated with a release agent to prevent the mold material from sticking. Examples of release agents are: Teflon®, Silicone, dusting powders (Talc, Mica, etc.) Carnauba wax, Zinc stearate, Soap, Tallow, Paraffin, amide waxes (Stearamide, Oleoamide), and Fluorocarbon sprays.

Synonyms and Related Terms

parting compounds; slip agent; abherent; amide wax; stearamide; oleoamide; mold release agent

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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