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Construction Forming System Precast Concrete Release Agent Application

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 1, 2017 5:42:12 PM

Care and Seasoning of Metal Forms and Rings

Would you ever have thought that you could make money just by walking around? That’s the first step (no pun intended) of a maintenance program for your metal forms and rings. Just by taking a look at these expensive pieces of equipment, you can tell whether or not they are getting the attention they need. If they are suffering from neglect, they can cost you later in terms of reduced longevity and deteriorated product quality. It helps to be armed with a little knowledge about form release agents, rust inhibitors and rust preventatives and how they react with metal. 

Read the full article here, by Bob Waterloo Technical Sales Manager of concrete release agents for The Hill and Griffith Co. in Greenwood, Ind.

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(Video and image from Precise Forms, "Precise Forms is a family owned and operated business with sights set for aggressive contractors and their needs. Precise Forms manufactures standard and custom aluminum forming systems for foundations, basements, concrete homes, apartment complexes, precast, commercial structures, and agricultural buildings both nationally and internationally. The Dominator Forming System sgown is a taper tie system that can be used to create concrete homes, concrete commercial projects, or concrete precast boxes. The system can be hand set or ganged allowing for entire sections to be moved at one time saving both time and money. The Dominator creates straight, smooth walls with little to no deflection when properly braced.")


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Tags: Concrete Casting Products, Gricote, Concrete Casting Supplies, Precast Concrete Dissolver, Concrete Release Agents

Grifcote® Premium Concrete Dissolver

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 20, 2017 11:05:27 AM

GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver is a proprietary blend of materials that promote the removal of hardened concrete.

The reaction of GRIFCOTE® Premium Concrete Dissolver with the previously deposited concrete on the surface of a metallic surface will facilitate the removal of this material.

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(Hollow precast concrete wall production showing concrete release agent on form. Image from Tachydomi Sa video.)


(Video and photos show the construction stages of hollow precast wall production in the Tachydomi SA factory. Learn more.)


Application

The recommended method for the application of the GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver is by utilizing a hard bristle brush, mechanical sprayer or any other compatible spray method which applies a fine mist or spray covering all of the areas that require treatment.

For optimum performance of GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver saturate the area of the hardened concrete and allow GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver to penetrate the surface for 10 to 20 minutes. After the GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver contacts the hardened concrete the surface will turn white and then darken. Re-treat the surface if a white residue appears on the area where the concrete remains. Re-apply surface until concrete has turned to a softened material (mush). On areas of the metal surface where a thick buildup is observed, repeat the application of the GRIFCOTE® Premium Dissolver and repeat the cleaning process until the concrete on the metal surface has softened and turned to “mush”.

**Application rate will vary depending on metal surface and application methods.

Technical Data:

Color  Light Orange
Weight per Gallon 8.1 lbs/gal
Flash Point N/A (P.M.C.C.)
Viscosity >1 @ 40° C
Specific Gravity   0.97
Density 8.1 lbs/gal
PH 1.8

A Material Safety Data Sheet should be reviewed for safety precautions prior to application.


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(Hollow precast concrete wall production showing cured side being set on wet side. Image from Tachydomi Sa video.)

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(Hollow precast concrete wall production showing finished wall being placed in storage. Image from Tachydomi Sa video.)


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 concrete form release, non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable concrete form release, 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.
Contact Us »

 

 Bulletins and Technical Papers for Concrete Casting Products

Tags: Concrete Casting Products, Gricote, Concrete Casting Supplies, Precast Concrete, concrete dissolver, Precast Concrete Dissolver

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