Form-Release Agents Binghamton NY

Form-release agents or form oils represent only a small fraction of the cost of a manufactured concrete item, but they have a big influence on the quality and appearance of the concrete surface.

Local Companies

Keystone Associates Architects Engineers Surveyors Llc
(607) 722-1100
229 State
Binghamton, NY
Chianis Anderson Architect Pllc
(607) 772-1701
84 Court St
Binghamton, NY
Kilcy James
(607) 724-7798
2091 E Hamton Rd
Binghamton, NY
Evans Design & Drafting
(607) 669-4899
439 State Line Road
Vestal, NY
Chianis & Anderson Architects PLLC
(607)772-1701
84 Court Street,7th Floor
Binghamton, NY
Costello Architects
(607) 724-3266
59 Court St
Binghamton, NY
C & S Engineers Inc.
(607) 724-6103
59 Court St
Binghamton, NY
Clark Patterson Lee
(607) 724-3266
59 Court St Ste 400
Binghamton, NY
Lechase Construction
(607) 772-2500
33 Frederick St
Binghamton, NY
James Rutherford Fair-Architect P.C.
812 Rano Boulevard
Vestal, NY
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Source: The Concrete Producer/Concrete Journal
Publication date: February 1, 2000

By M.K. Hurd

Abstract:

Form-release agents or form oils represent only a small fraction of the cost of a manufactured concrete item, but they have a big influence on the quality and appearance of the concrete surface.

Today, precasters can choose from among hundreds of form-release products, and new ones are still being developed. Many changes have been introduced as manufacturers scramble to meet federal and state environmental regulations, particularly with respect to volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Release agents are classified by how they work rather than what they contain. Two basic categories are barrier agents and chemically active agents (also referred to as reactive agents). Some release agents are a combination of the two types.

VOC emissions from architectural coatings under Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act were enforced throughout the United States beginning Sept. 13, 1999. Form-release agents, which are classified by the act as architectural coatings, are among the products affected.

Although the regulations apply directly only to manufacturers, they will set limits on what producers can buy as a release agent.

A six-page form-release agent selection guide, compiled from manufacturer information, answers some of your questions.

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