Form-Release Agents Horseheads 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

Beechwood Organization
(516) 935-5555
500 N Broadway
Jericho, NY
Loden Robert M Ltd
(518) 295-6440
115 State Route 30A
Schoharie, NY
Forever Construction & Decoration Corp
(718) 886-0418
3360 Prince St
Flushing, NY
Interior Building Services Inc
(212) 768-0026
247 W 37th St Rm 1200
New York, NY
T J Piping Heating & Construction Co
(718) 574-5102
1441 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Peter Steer Architects
(607) 535-4262
203 South Glen Avenue
Watkins Glen, NY
Da Collins Construction Co
(518) 758-3265

Niverville, NY
Frost G F Construction Co Inc
(315) 488-0950
5229 E Foxhill Ln
Camillus, NY
Soho Restoration Co
(718) 389-3550
104 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY
Crescents Consulting
(914) 788-9245
2 Stowe Rd
Peekskill, 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.

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