Form-Release Agents Brewster 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.

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Architects' Guild
(203)791-8778
137 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT
James Schettino, AIA, Architect
1031 Oenoke Rdg,
New Canaan, CT
James M. Hancock Associates
1 Edelweiss Ln,
Ridgefield, CT
JEMasone Architecture and Design
77 Pond Rd,
Wilton, CT
Hibbs Architects
400 Market Industrial Park,Suite 12 Box 22
Wappingers Falls, NY
Academy Design & Construction
(203)270-8004
61 Butterfield Road
Newtown, CT
Overland Leigh Douglas Architect Aia
(203)794-9001
225 Main Street
Danbury, CT
Steven Odams Architects, LLC
189 Hattertown Rd,
Newtown, CT
Kevin Quinlan Architecture LLC
237 Thunder Lake Rd,
Wilton, CT
Daniel Kearin Architect
97 Old Stone Hill Road
Pound Ridge, 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.

The full text of this article is available as a PDF document. To download the PDF version of the article, click here.

Click here to read full article from The Concrete Producer

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