Form-Release Agents Latham 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

Atrium Services LLC
297 River Street
Troy, NY
Michael Architectural Services, P.C.
297 River Street,Suite 311
Troy, NY
SEI Design Group
187 Wolf Road,Suite 205
Albany, NY
State University Construction Fund
(518)320-1704
353 Broadway
Albany, NY
Thun Associates Architects, PC
(518)381-9050
230 Union St.
Schenectady, NY
Foresight Architects
(518) 372-3655
426 State St Ste 3,
Schenectady, NY
Lammon Architects,LLP
(518)274-4326
12 Excelsior Ave.
Troy, NY
Lacey-Convertino Architects, LLP
(518) 375-1485
459 State Street,
Albany, NY
John G. Waite Associates Architects, PLLC
(518)449-5440
384 Broadway
Albany, NY
Re4orm Architecture
(518)399-4174
323 Clinton Street
Schenectady, 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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