Form-Release Agents Watertown 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

Aubertine Currier Architect S Engineers
(315) 782-2005
522 Bradley St
Watertown, NY
Bernier Carr Associates Pc
(315) 782-8130
327 Mullin St
Watertown, NY
Conway Construction
(607) 347-4417
1465 Dryden Rd
Freeville, NY
Map Enterprises
(845) 277-2363
236 Hardscrabble Rd
North Salem, NY
Jersey Tank Fabricatiors
(718) 917-6500
1 Jfk Airport
Jamaica, NY
GYMO Architecture Engineering & Survey
315.788.3900
220 Sterling Street
Watertown, NY
Olley E G Jr Architect
(315) 788-3900
220 Sterling St
Watertown, NY
Bernier Carr & Associates
327 Mullin Street
Watertown, NY
Santucci Construction Corp
(914) 736-0293
2064 E Main St
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Casabella Construction Corp
(718) 545-5501
1962 Hazen St
East Elmhurst, 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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