The mold release experts since 1947.
Price-Driscoll was founded in 1946 when Robert Barth combined silicone oil with Freon 12 as a propellant and Freon 11 as a solvent in low pressure aerosol cans, and fathered the aerosol mold release industry as we know it today.
He incorporated Price-Driscoll Corporation in 1947, and was granted an original use patent in recognition of his pioneering effort. He called his product “Bomb-Lube” and in early 1950 Bob wrote the Bomb-Lube Handbook to explain the function and use of the new concept.
In common with many entrepreneurial start ups, he stocked product in the basement of his house until 1961 when Price-Driscoll Corporation moved to a manufacturing facility in Farmingdale, NY. Its product line grew from three to 16 products, each product specifically created for a generic family of plastics.
In 1977, Robert’s son Philip was invited to join the company and assume the general management of the company. In 1988 he became president and upon Robert’s death, acquired full ownership.
In response to the phase-out of CFCs and the curtailed use of HCFCs, Philip foresaw the need for physical expansion and added versatility. To this end, Price-Driscoll Corporation relocated to a twenty acre wooded site in Southeastern CT.
The new building offers 12,000 square feet of office space, production area, storage for inventory, a formulating laboratory and a shipping department. There is also a 6,000 square foot, high volume warehouse and nine high-pressure propellant and solvent tanks with a total volume of nearly 50,000 gallons.
This clean, modern, state-of-the-art facility offers the Price-Driscoll Corporation versatility to handle all the commercially available propellants and solvents to meet customer needs in a timely, effective and service orientated manner.
In 2004, Price-Driscoll introduced its line of releases for the investment casting industry (ICR), and three years later launched its Spectrum line of value-based releases and mold cleaners and coatings.
In 2017, Robert’s grandson Clint was brought onboard to oversee sales and marketing efforts.
Since its inception and throughout its history, Price-Driscoll has maintained its position as a product leader and partner for industrial manufacturers of all kinds. Guided by our corporate principles, we strive to continue to be Innovative, Responsive and Valuable today, and in the future.