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Poundfield Precast Concrete Products Video Review

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Sep 21, 2018 9:18:09 PM

Poundfield Products Limited is a precast concrete manufacturer situated in the heart of Suffolk, England.

Founded in 1999 by Mark Jardine, whose experience is working firstly on the family farm, and later in a compost and recycling business led to the design of the industry leading Alphabloc, an innovative precast concrete retaining walling system that was quite simply quicker, and easier to install than any competing products.

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Soon after, a complimentary range of prestressed panels was introduced, primarily for the agricultural market. Used in combination with the Alphabloc, it provides a wide offer for grain storage and division. As the applications of the concrete products increased, as did the market for which the products appealed. Seeing growth in waste management, construction, ports and shipping.

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Today our product innovations, and wide breath of experience in providing pre-cast solutions benefits the demands across a variety of industries. As well as the Alphabloc, our product range includes the L-Bloc, prestressed panels, Shuttabloc, Taperbloc XL, Betaloc XL, Block and Beam Flooring, culverts and many other Bespoke Concrete cast products. All our products have the option of specialist finishes, from a simple, exposed aggregate right through to complex impressions designed to naturally blend in with its surroundings.

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Inline, heated production area, makes production possible throughout the year, whatever the weather, producing up to 200 cubic meters per day. We offer bespoke molds ranging from simple one off cost in timber, using the most up to date plywood produced by our own highly experienced team of carpenters.

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Through to fully engineered steel molds, that are capable of producing an unlimited number of repeat casts. We work closely with industry experts in supplying admixtures in mix designs. This allows us to produce concrete, that is tested by means of slump or flow testing to exacting standards.

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This process also allows us to produce a consistent mix, which in turn produces a matching standard of color in our units. Poundfield Manufacturing site is strategically located in Suffolk, with easy links to major trunk roads. But our products are also produced under license throughout the world, ensuring that we can get your product to you when you wanted it.

Poundfield Concrete Products, retaining walls specialists leading the way in product innovation.


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New Benefits for NPCA Certified Plants Coming Soon. What is Biodegradable Form Release?

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 27, 2018 1:07:10 PM

The Producer Portal

The National Precast Concrete Association Quality Assurance Committee announced improvements to the NPCA Plant Certification program that will make it easier than ever to organize and save your production documents. Available for certified plants, this free member service is located in the plant documents section of the Producer Portal.

The new section matches the table of contents of the NPCA Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants, making it easy to organize and store the current and historical quality-related documents that are required by the plant certification program. The portal is secure and confidential. The only people who can see the documents are designated plant employees, NPCA program administrators and the plant certification auditor. This enhancement enables plants to upload and organize documents specific to each chapter, section and subsection of the manual.

Log in to the Producer Portal at precast.org/certification and choose Plant Documents from the menu on the left side of the screen to explore the options. To access historical data, simply choose Archived Documents from the drop-down list at the top of the page. To navigate between sections, use the “jump to” feature.

For more information or help logging in, contact Andi Pierce.

NPCA Offers New Water and Wastewater Tank Product Certification

If you manufacture precast concrete tanks, NPCA’s new ANSI-accredited product listing will take the certification of your tanks to a new level. ANSI has granted NPCA a program scope extension of the Plant Certification program to offer the product-specific listing exclusively for water and wastewater tanks.

By obtaining a product listing for your tank models, you give specifiers the assurance that your products are designed and manufactured to applicable industry standards and ensure you are able to supply products in areas where a listing is required. While plants interested in participating must be NPCA certified, there is no additional cost to be listed. This optional program goes beyond plant processes with additional criteria such as a watertightness test of a randomly selected tank. In addition, tanks models listed will appear on the NPCA website during member searches so specifiers can see which models are listed by your plant.

Plants opting for product certification must submit a complete package of information based on the most current applicable ASTM and industry standards. The detailed submittal covers criteria such as materials and manufacture, structural design, physical design, quality control, performance testing data, and dimensional details including tolerance and product marking. For more information, contact Phillip Cutler, P.E., NPCA’s Director of Quality Assurance Programs.


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What is Biodegradable Form Release Agent?

One definition of “biodegradability” can be found in the EPA 1998, “Fate, Transport and Transportation Test Guidelines, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) 835.3100, Aerobic Aquatic Biodegradation”; and in EPA 712-C-98-O and ASTM D-5864-00, “Standard Test Methods for Determining Aerobic Aquatic Biodegradation of Lubricants or Their Components.” This reference gives everyone the guidelines to be followed when determining biodegradability and using the word “biodegradable” in claims relating to various products, including concrete form release agents. The U.S. EPA definition includes an allowable “28-day half-life” of materials in order to be considered biodegradable. Half-life is the time required for the decay of one-half of a given component in a system.


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Precast Prestressed T Form Construction Video, including concrete form oil application

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 20, 2018 12:49:25 PM

Learn how a double tee structural prestressed concrete member is plant produced.

Thanks to the Florida Precast Concrete Association.

This video will explain the entire process of producing a prestressed concrete unit at a prestressing plant, in this case, a double T. A double T is used primarily in parking structures, but can be used in virtually any type of building including office buildings, industrial buildings, and schools to name a few.

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Randy Neumeyer: Double Ts are kind of a unique product with having the capability of having a very long span. When we start talking long spans, you're talking 60 feet plus, and sometimes go as high as 120 feet.

Narrator: The typical day of a prestressing plant usually starts very early in the morning. The product from the previous days' casting has cured by now, and the pieces need to be stripped from the form to get ready for today's casting.

For any prestressing plant, it is very important to maintain a clean plant. Maintaining neatness is not only positive from an image standpoint, but also from a safety standpoint, since any debris that might be leftover from the day before could create a tripping hazard or other safety problem.


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We're known for our hands-on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend concrete release agents, packerhead concrete form releases, concrete form seasoning, potable water and non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable releases, rust inhibitors and concrete dissolver products that suit your needs.

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Product Samples

We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy."
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Grifcote form release is readily and inherently biodegradable

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 13, 2018 4:36:08 PM

Form release selection depends on the results you want to achieve.

What is form release?
Non-reactive or passive oil types of form release work by creating a barrier when heavily applied to the form, but that increases chances for staining and bugholes. Chemically active types have an active ingredient which chemically combines with calcium (lime) in the cement. The active ingredient is a fatty acid dissolved in petroleum or vegetable oils. This calcium/fatty acid product "metallic soap" is stable and causes the form to release from the concrete. This type produces fewer bug-holes, stains and surface irregularities than barrier types. They can remain on the forms for weeks without reapplication.


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Hill and Griffith Customer Service

We're known for our hands-on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend concrete release agents, packerhead concrete form releases, concrete form seasoning, potable water and non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable releases, rust inhibitors and concrete dissolver products that suit your needs.

Hill and Griffith Samples

Product Samples

We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy."
Contact Us »

 

Hill and Griffith Customer Service

Technical Services & Support

On-site casting defect investigations, product testing, machine start-ups and much more. Also, lab facilities are available to provide testing upon request.
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Bulletins and Technical Papers for Concrete Casting Products 

Tags: Concrete Form Release Agent, Concrete Form Release, Concrete Casting Supplies, Form Release

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