Form-Release Agents Jamestown 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

Nagan Construction Inc
(516) 374-6286
226 Wanser Ave
Inwood, NY
Hayden Building Maintenance Co
(845) 353-5809
169 Western Hwy
West Nyack, NY
Latocha Builders & Renovations Inc
(315) 677-3042
2628 Brennan Rd
Pompey, NY
Mandel Organization Inc
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401 Columbus Ave
Valhalla, NY
Maximus Construction
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10909 15th Ave
College Point, NY
John L. Shedd, Architect
716-487-0354
310 Fairmount Avenue
Jamestown, NY
Process 43 Construction
(607) 625-4626
26 Griffin Dr
Apalachin, NY
C T Consultants
(631) 288-1848
96 Griffing Ave
Westhampton Beach, NY
Complete Construction Svc Inc
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5709 59th St
Maspeth, NY
Jekmar Associates Inc
(212) 750-8098
777 3rd Ave
New York, NY

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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