Form-Release Agents White Plains 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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ADG Construction LLc.
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307 Dorothy Street
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Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, Architect LLC
339 S Van Dien Ave
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R. Barry Goewey Architects PC
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Busing & Associates Architects LLP
222 Mamaroneck Avenue
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CEK International
(646) 468-4223
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Donohoe Associates Architects
79 E Putnam Ave,
Greenwich, CT
Truong Montgomery Architect
(212)987-5931
166 E 92Nd St Apt 3A
New York, NY
George F. Henschel Jr., AIA & Associates
(914)234-9454
PO Box 252
Bedford, NY
David Jonathan Massa Architect, AIA
31A Hilltop Road
Port Washington, 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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