Form-Release Agents Utica 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

March Associates Architects & Planners
(315) 733-3344
116 Business Park Dr
Utica, NY
Bonacci David J
(315) 797-8666
116 Business Park Dr
Utica, NY
Innovative Designs Engineering and Architecture
(315) 737-4416
9425 Mallory Road
New Hartford, NY
Distinguish Design
(315) 247-4451
5081 SPRING ROAD
VERONA, NY
Soho Restoration Co
(718) 389-3550
104 Calyer St
Brooklyn, NY
C Lewis Tomaselli Architects
(315) 724-0583
1432 Genesee St
Utica, NY
Tomaselli C Lewis Architects See C Lewis Tomaselli Architects
(315) 724-0583
1432 Genesee St
Utica, NY
Diversified Manufacturing Solutions
(315) 724-9891
2260 Dwyer Ave
Utica, NY
Lamb's Construction Inc
(315) 363-5537
146 E. Campbell Ave
Sherrill, NY
J. Michael Van Strander, AIA, LEEP AP
6841 College Hill Road
Clinton, 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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