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Grifcote Biodegradable, NSF Concrete Form Release Agents

Offering A Range Of Options For Concrete Applications

Concrete Form Release Agents for Concrete TiesNational Sanitation Foundation (NSF/ANSI 61) certified companies now have more options for the type of concrete form release agents they use during their construction projects. The Hill and Griffith Company offers the concrete industry readily biodegradable release agents that are VOC-compliant and NSF-certified. Multiple reactive technologies create a metallic soap that reduces bonding/adhesion, while promoting quick, clean stripping at the same time deterring build-up on forms and pallets.

Environmentally Safe Form Release Agents

Hill and Griffith produces environmentally safe concrete form release agents that are classified as either “Readily Biodegradable” or “Inherently Biodegradable,” based on OECD 301-B. Since the release agents are readily or inherently biodegradable, the environmental impact is lessened. (Precasters should check local regulations for specifics pertaining to their operation). Contractors have noticed cleaner releases, better-looking castings as well as minimized employee safety concerns. GRIFCOTE® products are widely used on precast, prestressed and poured-in-place applications among others.

Specialized Form Release and Form Seasoning Agents

The Hill and Griffith Company, headquartered in Cincinnati, has created an entire family of specialized concrete form release agents and form seasoning agents with the knowledge of what customers need and an eye on the future. For nearly 115 years, The Hill and Griffith Company has been a trusted provider of raw materials and technical expertise to the metal casting, concrete and hydraulic fluids industries.

In 1896 when John Hill founded the Hill and Griffith Company, the concept of quality was adopted. He stated, “Hill and Griffith feels that the integrity of the company must be represented in the products and services bearing our names and labels.” Today, this tradition lives on.

Bulletins and Technical Papers for Concrete Casting Products

Hydraulic Fluids and Specialty Industrial Lubricants

Griflube® Hydraulic Fluids biodegradable, flame-resistant and high-pressure hydraulic fluids
Griflube® Slide-Way 68 & 220 Lubricants formulated using severely hydrotreated napthenic base oils and state-of-the-art additives


Metalworking Fluids

Grifcut™ Metalworking Fluids heavy-duty synthetic and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids



Murphy Spray Gun rugged cast iron high-solids, sprayer that can stand up to rough treatment and still provide a reliable pattern.
Pump Up Sprayer 3.5-gallon spray unit, funnel top tank for easy fill and closure


Bulletins and Technical Papers

“How To Lose A Customer in 10+ Easy Ways”, by Bob Waterloo, HG Distribution Manager
“How Safe & Legal Is Your Concrete Form Release Agent?”, by Bob Waterloo, HG Distribution Manager
“Proper Application of Concrete From Release Agents”, by Bob Waterloo, HG Distribution Manager

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Customer Service

Technical Services and 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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