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.
Grifcote carries a non-ﬂammable/noncombustible rating and is considered DOT hazardous material exempt. Drivers DO NOT need to be HM 126 or use placards. We’ve engineered Grifcote products to have low odor and ﬂash points above 260 degrees Fahrenheit to keep workers safe.
Grifcote is chemically formulated to help reduce the formation of bug holes. Reactive fatty acid/methyl esters react with free lime. The reactive ingredients in Grifcote creates a metallic soap that eases separation from the form.
All products comply with all federal or state regulations regarding concrete release agents. And are classiﬁed as either readily biodegradable, with a half-life of 28 days or less or inherently bio-degradable with a half-life of 60 days or less. Grifcote is EPA VOC compliant. With less than 250 grams per liter of Volatile Organic Compounds, Grifcote is compliant in all 50 States and Canada.
Spraying release agents on mixers and equipment reduces labor and cleanup at the end of the day eliminating concrete adhering to the equipment. Coverage rates are determined by the person applying the material and the low viscosity of Grifcote. In all cases, the “Thinner is better” concept applies for maximum coverage and best release and ﬁnish.
You can purchase Grifcote products in drums, 300-gallon totes or bulk tanks. Grifcote has indeﬁnite freeze/thaw cycles. You don’t need to worry about Grifcote degradation due to temperature changes.
FR-50-VOC is the work horse for the concrete industry. Grifcote release agents are designed for speciﬁc industry applications including precast, pipe, burial vault, prestressed and other similar applications.
PR-SS-VOC is designed for Packerhead pipe operations and those really tough release jobs. Give us your toughest release challenge, and we’ll recommend an economical solution. The Hill and Grifﬁth Company works closely with pipe and form equipment manufactures to provide optimum release characteristics.
CC-150-VOC is used to season concrete forms for the best release.
LV-50 Plus was created speciﬁcally for use with potable water and for seasoning forms. It is NSF (ANSI 61) approved for use with potable water with some restrictions in speciﬁc applications.
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