Release Agents

In the concrete construction industry, form release agents prevent the adhesion of freshly placed concrete to the forming surface, usually plywood, overlaid plywood, steel or aluminum. Barrier release agents prevent adhesion by the development of a physical film or barrier between the forming surface and the concrete.

Form Release Agent is a specifically formulated blend based on a light, clear hydrocarbon carrier. Form Release Agent reacts with the free lime in the concrete to produce a soap-like film. The film allows trapped air or free water to escape during vibration to minimise surface voids.