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Form Release Agents & Treatments

Our form releases come in a wide range of formulations to meet specific project requirements. We offer reactive, neutral, water-based and biodegradable varieties to keep your forms in top condition. Our products prevent concrete build up on the form surface and leave no residue on the placed formed concrete. These releasing treatments produce smooth concrete surfaces and minimize dusting and surface voids and can be used on a variety of form face materials.

Certi-Vex AFR

Premium high performance release for aluminum forms. Non staining, quick drying and easily applied.

CERTI-VEX AFR is a premium chemically active oil based form release treatment engineered for release of aluminum forms. The product contains special surface active release agents which inhibit concrete adhesion to the form. Certi-Vex AFR promotes quick and easy form removal from concrete yielding a smooth, clean and void free surface. The product minimizes concrete build up extending the forms useful life while reducing cleaning and maintenance costs. When properly applied Certi-Vex AFR will not interfere with subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Yields smooth residue free surfaces
  • Reduces form preparation between uses
  • Reduces spalling, bug holes and surface voids
  • Non-staining
  • Fast drying
  • Forms strip easily and cleanly

Certi-Vex AFR AIM

Low VOC pemium high performance release for aluminum forms. Non staining, quick drying and easily applied.

CERTI-VEX AFR AIM is a low VOC premium chemically active oil based form release treatment engineered for release of aluminum forms. The product contains special surface active release agents which inhibit concrete adhesion to the form. Certi-Vex AFR AIM promotes quick and easy form removal from concrete yielding a smooth, clean and void free surface. The product minimizes concrete build up extending the forms useful life while reducing cleaning and maintenance costs. When properly applied Certi-Vex AFR AIM will not interfere with subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Yields smooth residue free surfaces
  • Low VOC <250 grams/liter
  • Reduces form preparation between uses
  • Reduces spalling, bug holes and surface voids
  • Non-staining
  • Fast drying
  • Forms strip easily and cleanly

Certi-Vex Concrete Remover

Softens concrete build up for quick cleaning of hardened concrete and when applied as a treatment will prevent concrete bonding and buildup.

CERTI-VEX CONCRETE REMOVER is a premium, chemically active metal form and equipment cleaning and maintenance treatment. Made from virgin oil stock and proprietary concrete softening and removal compounds, the product will effectively soften concrete build up for quick cleaning of hardened concrete and when applied as a treatment will prevent concrete bonding and buildup. Certi-Vex Concrete Remover is ideal for all residual applications ranging from trucks, slides, trowels, power screeds, scaffolding, paving and forming equipment where fresh concrete has been allowed to adhere or as part of a maintainance program to prevent concrete from bonding to treated surfaces.

BENEFITS

  • Fast and easy removal of hardened concrete
  • Prevents concrete build up before it starts
  • Use on horizontal and vertical surfaces
  • Non staining
  • Excellent anti-stick properties for metal
  • Minimum labor-just spray or brush on concrete

Certi-Vex FR & FRL VOC

Chemically active form release made from light colored, low odor hydro-treated premium oils that ensure a clean positive release for many types of concrete forms. Ready to use and ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. Includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on steel forms.

CERTI-VEX FORM RELEASE VOC products are premium and cost effective chemically active crystal clear and low odor form release agents that ensure a clean positive release for many types of concrete forms. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC products are ready to use and ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. Manufactured from highly refined hydro-treated oil. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC products form a chemical barrier that reacts with the alkalis in the concrete preventing sticking and build up easily releasing the form from the concrete. The resulting concrete is stain and residue free and ready for subsequent coatings or treatments of the formed concrete. The product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on steel forms. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC is available in two ready to use grades providing flexibility in cost and performance.

Certi-Vex FR VOC: Our premium chemically active release formulated with virgin oil stocks and proprietary release agents.

Certi-Vex FR-L VOC: A pure virgin oil stock formulated to provide superior release in a cost competitive system.

BENEFITS

  • Provides clean and smooth grain free concrete surfaces
  • Reduces concrete build up
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Quick drying
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Minimizes concrete surface dusting
  • Protects and maintains forms
  • Use at temperatures as low as 20°F (-7°C)
  • Minimizes rust formation

Certi-Vex FR & FRL VOC AIM

Low VOC chemically active form release made from light colored, low odor hydro-treated premium oils that ensure a clean positive release for many types of concrete forms. Ready to use and ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. Includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on steel forms.

CERTI-VEX FORM RELEASE VOC AIM products are low VOC premium and cost effective chemically active crystal clear and low odor form release agents that ensure a clean positive release for many types of concrete forms. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC AIM products are ready to use and ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. Manufactured from highly refined hydro-treated oil. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC AIM products form a chemical barrier that reacts with the alkalis in the concrete preventing sticking and build up easily releasing the form from the concrete. The resulting concrete is stain and residue free and ready for subsequent coatings or treatments of the formed concrete. The product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on steel forms. Certi-Vex Form Release VOC AIM is available in two ready to use grades providing flexibility in cost and performance.

Certi-Vex FR VOC AIM: Our premium chemically active release formulated with virgin oil stocks and proprietary release agents.

Certi-Vex FR-L VOC AIM: A pure virgin oil stock formulated to provide superior release in a cost competitive system.

BENEFITS

  • Low VOC <250grams/liter
  • Provides clean and smooth grain free concrete surfaces
  • Reduces concrete build up
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Quick drying
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Minimizes concrete surface dusting
  • Protects and maintains forms
  • Use at temperatures as low as 20°F (-7°C)
  • Minimizes rust formation

Certi-Vex FR Zero VOC

Premium oil based release agent with zero VOC. Excellent alternative to water based release agents when a very low VOC product is required. Will not freeze. Use on all standard form types.

CERTI-VEX FR ZERO VOC  is a premium chemically active release formulated with highly refined hydro-treated oil stocks and proprietary release agents designed for applications that require a low or zero voc oil based form release at a cost competitive price.

The product forms a chemical barrier that reacts with the alkalis in the concrete preventing sticking and build up easily releasing the form from the concrete. The resulting concrete is stain and residue free and ready for subsequent coatings or treatments of the formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Meets USEPA AIM & OTC VOC regulations
  • Zero VOC
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Ideal for cold weather forming
  • Provides clean and smooth grain free concrete surfaces
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Excellent anti-stick properties
  • Protects and maintains forms
  • Reduces surface preparation and painting costs
  • Performs effectively on all standard materials including plywood, lumber, steel, plastic and treated paper

Certi-Vex FRN

A neutral based release for all form types specifically formulated to reduce concrete dusting.

CERTI-VEX FRN VOC is an acid neutral, chemically active release agent that elimantes concrete dusting from formed concrete surfaces. Certi-Vex FRN VOC is ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. The product is non-staining and no surface preparation is required for subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Provides clean and smooth grain free concrete surfaces
  • Minimizes concrete surface dusting
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Quick drying
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Minimum labor-just spray, brush or dip forms
  • Reduces surface preparation and painting costs
  • Protects and maintains forms
  • Use at temperatures as low as 20°F (-7°C)
  • Minimizes rust formation

Certi-Vex FRN AIM

Low VOC neutral based release for all form types specifically formulated to reduce concrete dusting.

CERTI-VEX FRN VOC AIM is an acid neutral, chemically active low VOC release agent that elimantes concrete dusting from formed concrete surfaces. Certi-Vex FRN VOC AIM is ideal for all applications ranging from foundations to architectural concrete. The product is non-staining and no surface preparation is required for subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Provides clean and smooth grain free concrete surfaces
  • Minimizes concrete surface dusting
  • Low VOC <250 grams/liter
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Quick drying
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Minimum labor-just spray, brush or dip forms
  • Reduces surface preparation and painting costs
  • Protects and maintains forms
  • Use at temperatures as low as 20°F (-7°C)
  • Minimizes rust formation

Certi-Vex Max Release

Economical alternative to water base form release agents. Excellent release properties yielding a smooth uniform concrete finish. The product contains technologically advanced additives which provide exceptional bonding characteristics to many form types including galvanized steel.

CERTI-VEX MAX RELEASE is an economical, low VOC non-staining, clear re-active form release treatment for forming applications. Technologically advanced additives provide exceptional bonding characteristics to many form types. Made from proprietary crude derivatives and special surface active agents Max Release provides excellent release properties yielding a smooth concrete finish. Certi-Vex Max Release will not stain concrete and can be top-coated without concern for compatibility. When properly applied, the product forms a film on the surface that covers 100% of the exposed form area. 100% coverage is the Vexcon Forming Advantage by providing uniform release that avoids heavy build up and untreated areas. Certi-Vex Max Release will not crater, bead, run, or sag on vertical application. This technically advanced release is made from proprietary materials which reduce heavy build up and decrease form preparation between uses increasing the forms useful life and reducing labor and maintenance costs.

BENEFITS

  • Low VOC <250 grams/liter
  • Economical
  • Low odor
  • Exceptional anti stick/release properties
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Place concrete within 1 hour
  • Will not deteriorate or damage surface
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces form concrete build up
  • Effective for up to three weeks before concrete is poured
  • Good resistance to rain
  • Minimizes rust formation

Certi-Vex PC Release

A chemically active oil based form release engineered for premium release of metal Pre-Cast forms. Yields a smooth, clean and void free surface. This product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on metal forms.

CERTI-VEX PC RELEASE is a chemically active oil based form release engineered for premium release of pre-cast metal forms. The product contains special high quality hydro-treated oil and surface active release agents which inhibit concrete adhesion to the form yielding a smooth, clean and void free surface. The product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on metal forms. Certi-Vex PC Release minimizes concrete build up extending the forms useful life while reducing cleaning and maintenance costs. When properly applied Certi-Vex PC Release will not interfere with subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Yields smooth residue free surfaces
  • Reduces form preparation between uses
  • Reduces spalling, bug holes and surface voids
  • Non-staining
  • Fast drying
  • Forms strip easily and cleanly
  • Minimizes rust formation on steel forms between pours
  • Low odor

Certi-Vex PC Release AIM

A chemically active oil based form release engineered for premium release of Pre-Cast metal forms. yields a smooth, clean and void free surface. This product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on metal forms.

CERTI-VEX PC RELEASE AIM is a low VOC chemically active oil based form release engineered for premium release of pre-cast metal forms. The product contains special high quality hydro-treated oil and surface active release agents which inhibit concrete adhesion to the form yielding a smooth, clean and void free surface. The product includes a special rust inhibitor to minimize rust formation on metal forms. Certi-Vex PC Release AIM minimizes concrete build up extending the forms useful life while reducing cleaning and maintenance costs.When properly applied Certi-Vex PC Release AIM will not interfere with subsequent coatings or treatments of formed concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Low VOC, yields smooth residue free surfaces
  • Reduces form preparation between uses
  • Reduces spalling, bug holes and surface voids
  • Non-staining
  • Fast drying
  • Forms strip easily and cleanly
  • Minimizes rust formation on steel forms between pours
  • Low odor

Certi-Vex Rust Protector

Rust inhibitor that protects metal forms and equipment from rusting.

CERTI-VEX RUST PROTECTOR is a high performance rust inhibitor that protects metal forms and equipment from rusting. When properly applied the product can provide protection for several months. Certi-Vex Rust Protector is easy to apply with existing form release spray equipment and does not have to be removed prior to use. The product is compatible with all Vexcon oil based form release products.

BENEFITS

  • Excellent rust protection for metal forms and equipment
  • Can stay on form. Removal not necessary
  • Use as a rust inhibitor between pours or during storage
  • Non flammable
  • Apply with common form release equipment
  • Can also work as a form release
  • Low VOC

Certi-Vex Rust Remover

Quickly removes rust from steel forms and equipment. This product will also remove rust stains from concrete.

CERTI-VEX RUST REMOVER quickly and effectively removes rust from steel forms and equipment. The product will also remove rust stains on concrete.

BENEFITS

  • Fast acting removal of rust from metal surfaces
  • Prevents damage too and maintains forms and equipment
  • When properly neutralized, is non-corrosive
  • VOC compliant

StarSeal EF 1500 CW Release

A premium non-staining water base form release for cold weather < 20°F (-7°C) forming. Ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas.

STARSEAL EF 1500 CW RELEASE is a premium water base form release for cold weather forming. The product can be used at below freezing temperatures and will not freeze at temperatures as low as at 10°F (-12°C). StarSeal EF 1500 CW Release provides exceptional release properties yielding a smooth uniform concrete finish. The product contains technologically advanced additives which provide exceptional bonding characteristics to many form types including galvanized steel. When dry, the product is not slippery making it the product of choice for concrete placement in horizontal shoring applications.

BENEFITS

  • Use at temperatures as low as 10°F (-12°C)
  • Excellent bonding characteristics
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low odor
  • Exceptional anti stick/release properties
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Not slippery
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces form concrete build up
  • Effective for up to three weeks before concrete is poured
  • Rain will not wash off dried product
  • Minimizes rust formation

StarSeal EF 1500 Release

High performance water based form release that provides exceptional release properties yielding a smooth uniform concrete finish. Ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas. The product is an economical alternative to oil based form releases.

STARSEAL EF 1500 RELEASE is a premium water base form release that provides exceptional release properties yielding a smooth uniform concrete finish. The product contains technologically advanced additives which provide exceptional bonding characteristics to many form types including galvanized steel. When dry, the product is not slippery making it the product of choice for concrete placement in horizontal shoring applications.

BENEFITS

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Excellent bonding characteristics
  • Exceptional anti stick/release properties
  • Low odor
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Not slippery
  • Minimizes rust formation
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces form concrete build up
  • Effective for up to three weeks before concrete is poured
  • Rain will not wash off dried product

StarSeal EF Bio-Release

Form release treatment made from bio-degradable, rapidly renewable oils. The product does not contain petroleum oils, is odor and VOC free.

STARSEAL EF BIO-RELEASE is a water based form release made from bio-degradable, rapidly renewable oils. The product does not contain petroleum oils, is odor and VOC free, making it the product of choice for environmentally sensitive areas and protecting the workers who apply the product.This product is non-staining and provides exceptional release properties yielding a smooth, uniform and dust free surface every time.

BENEFITS

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made from bio-degradable, rapidly renewable materials
  • Odorless
  • Meets all clean air VOC standards
  • Yields a smooth and uniform surface
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Excellent release performance for aluminum, metal and plywood forms
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces concrete build up

StarSeal EF Release

An economical, non-staining water based form release agent. Provides excellent release properties while protecting environmentally sensitive areas.

STARSEAL EF RELEASE is an economical water based form release agent which provides release properties while protecting environmentally sensitive areas. Recommended for all types of aluminum, steel, and wood forms. Since the product does not contain any oils or waxes, Starseal EF Release is non-staining to the concrete and can be top-coated without concern for compatibility. When properly applied the product forms a film on the surface that covers 100% of the exposed form area. 100% coverage is the Vexcon Forming Advantage by providing uniform release that avoids heavy build up and uncovered areas.

BENEFITS

  • Economical
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces concrete build up
  • Ensures easy stripping of forms
  • Effective for up to three weeks before concrete is poured
  • Rain will not wash off dried product
  • Minimizes rust formation

StarSeal EF V Release

Uses the latest in micro emulsion technology to produce a highly effective form release made from vegetable oil. Does not contain any petroleum oils, is odor and VOC free, making it the product of choice for environmentally sensitive areas.

STARSEAL EF V RELEASE uses the latest in micro emulsion technology to produce a highly effective premium water based form release made from bio-degradable, rapidly renewable soy based oil. The product does not contain petroleum oils, is odor and VOC free, making it the product of choice for environmentally sensitive areas. This product is non-staining and provides exceptional release properties yielding a smooth, uniform and dust free surface every time. Subsequent applications of coatings or other treatments applied to the formed surface are completely compatible.

BENEFITS

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made from bio-degradable rapidly renewable materials
  • Odorless
  • Meets all clean air VOC standards
  • Yields a smooth and uniform surface
  • Will not stain or discolor concrete
  • Reduces surface air voids (bug holes)
  • Excellent release performance
  • Increases form useful life
  • Reduces concrete build up

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