Form-Release Agents Niagara Falls 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

Paul Dennis Architects
(716) 285-2451
427 Ferry Ave
Niagara Falls, NY
Scheid Architectural
(716)884-0059
111 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
David W. DeBoy Architect
443 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
Chaintreuil, Jensen, Stark Architects
303 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, P.C.
(716)688-0766
140 John James Audubon Pkwy,Suite 201
Amherst, NY
MPD Architecture
716-778-7896
2619 North Main Street
Newfane, NY
Cannon Design
(716) 773-6800
2170 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, NY
Stieglitz Snyder Architecture
425 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY
Stievater + Hearn: Architects
(716)855-2000
255 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY
Zaxis Architectural, P.C.
(716)923-0133
4245 Union Road,Suite 210
Buffalo, 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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