Form-Release Agents Ossining 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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Doyle Coffin Architecture, LLC
158 Danbury Rd,
Ridgefield, CT
Kaplan Architecture, LLC
52 Chestnut Avenue
Closter, NJ
Lorrin W. Wong, Architect
603 Lafayette Avenue
Westwood, NJ
Marsella + Knoetgen Architects
154 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY
Papp Architects, P.C.
(914)949-1851
188 East Post Road
White Plains, NY
Allan Greenberg Architect, LLC
45 E Putnam Ave,
Greenwich, CT
Flad Architects
One Atlantic Street,Suite 304
Stamford, CT
Wells Associates, Chartered
699 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
C. Richard Tashjian, Architect
(201)488-4525
181 Reservoir Ave
River Edge, NJ
Herbert Feuerstein, Architect
225 Overlook Rd.
New Rochelle, 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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