Form-Release Agents Saratoga Springs 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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Hoffman Vilardo Architects
(518) 583-0525
6 Franklin Sq
Saratoga Springs, NY
Frost Architecture
(518) 584-7514
41 Long Aly
Saratoga Springs, NY
Syvertsen Architecture, PLLC
(212) 915-9376
Six Chelsea Place
Clifton Park, NY
FJY Architecture
251 Becker Road
Greenwich, NY
Phinney Design Group
(518)587-7120
142 Grand Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
Balzer & Tuck Architects
(518) 580-8818
468 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Paradox Design Architects
(518) 583-0027
8 Phila St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Harlan Mcgee Associates Incorporated
(518) 584-0731
4000 Silver Beach Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Saratoga Design-Build
(212) 915-9427
8003 Wileytown Road
Middle Grove, NY
Olsen Associates Architects, P.C.
(518)583-9004
36 Long Alley,Suite 202
Saratoga Springs, 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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