World of Concrete 2018

We've been attending World of Concrete for over 4 decades now and it just keeps getting better every year.  We look forward to meeting new people, seeing long-time friends face-to-face, and telling everyone about our full line of products.  We were busy this year with representation in three different locations.

At our main booth, our organic concrete build-up and splatter remover Blast-Off was a big attraction. We had a great time talking about the benefits of this safe-on-all-surfaces product and demonstrating its effectiveness through display and video.

New Products Showcase

Adjacent to our main booth was our New Product Showcase where attendees could learn all about what's new in our assortment. The following products were featured for each category:










New Product Showcase

We loved having this dedicated space for giving our new products their own spotlight at the show.

Nox-Crete at Concrete Decor Live!

Outside the Las Vegas Convention Center - in addition to seeing our ads on the benches - tradeshow attendees could see our products in action at Concrete Decor Live! Nox-Crete colors and textures from the Duro-Color Floor System were used to create a Las Vegas / Harley-Davidson logo in the orange building's "biker bar".

Throughout the week, visitors to the exhibit enjoyed a live demonstration of densifiers, dyes, surface retarders, and sealers. Concrete Decor provided an educational and inspiring experience for all and we were proud to be a part of it.

To everyone who stopped by, thanks for coming to see us. We look forward to seeing you all again for World of Concrete 2019.

Chembeton Gives Customers What They Want: an Economical, High-Quality Release Agent

End users and distributors alike want best-in-class release agents, but they want them at a lower cost. Over the past 60 years, Nox-Crete has learned a thing or two about manufacturing best-in-class chemical solutions to concrete problems.

Eric Leone’s form release agent experiment on his wood chip plant project produced two walls with a more consistent and purer color than the first wall. The two walls in the foreground used Nox-Crete’s Chembeton form release agent. *Photo courtesy of Rob Wagner, Nox-Crete Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Chembeton provides a crisp, positive release, along with a cleaner, smoother appearance than competing release agents. Chembeton was used on the two panels in the foreground.

What you might not know is that our family of release agents features high-performance products at all price points—including Chembeton.

Providing the greatest value and a high level of performance, Chembeton is ideal for plywood-faced handset forms, B-B plywood, steel and aluminum, and forms previously treated with form oil.

Chembeton is a hybrid form release agent that combines both chemically active and barrier-type release properties for a crisp, positive release. Its petroleum-based formulation also allows for easy spraying in cold weather.

Chembeton provides many advantages, including:

  • Dries fast
  • Resists wash-off
  • Mild odor
  • Can be applied up to three weeks before concrete pour
  • Is ready to use, no dilution required
  • Provides a crisp, positive release
  • Reduces cleaning and maintenance costs–forms become self-cleaning with continued use
  • Resists removal by foot traffic and rain
  • Can be used on forms that have been previously treated with competitive form oils
  • One grade for year-round sprayability
  • Surpasses performance requirements of US Army Corps of Engineers, GSA and Bureau of Reclamation specifications for nonstaining form oil
  • Meets all federal, state and Canadian VOC requirements (excludes SCAQMD of California)

Learn more about how Chembeton is right for you by contacting Nox-Crete's customer service team at 402.341.2080 and by reading the product data sheet.

Nox-Crete Pro: Leone Concrete Corp.

In the second edition of Nox-Crete Pros, Nox-Crete Products Group highlights Eric Leone and Leone Concrete Corp.'s quest for top quality builds through the use of top quality concrete construction products.
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The Proof is in the Pudding

Eric Leone, Owner Leone Concrete Corp. *Photo courtesy of Eric and Harmony Leone

Eric Leone, Owner Leone Concrete Corp. *Photo courtesy of Eric and Harmony Leone

That old saying, “the proof is in the pudding” really held true recently for Eric Leone, owner of Leone Concrete Corp. of Newport, Maine.

When he called his A.H. Harris account manager, Alan Gould, and asked for an order of form release agent, Alan was getting ready to head to Eric’s project site—a new wood chip plant—to confirm that a form order arrived in full. Alan was driving there with Rob Wagner, Nox-Crete Product Group’s Northeast Division Manager, who was planning to demo a form sprayer for Eric.

Eric didn’t ask for a specific brand of form release, so, at Rob Wagner’s recommendation, Alan brought a drum of Nox-Crete’s Chembeton.

Because Eric isn’t convinced of a product’s quality until he sees it for himself, he decided to do a quick comparison test. He still had some of the form release he and his crew had been using, so he used the existing release agent—not a Nox-Crete product—on one wall, then tried Chembeton on two walls.

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Nox-Crete Pro: A.H. Harris

In this first edition of Nox-Crete Pros, Nox-Crete Products Group puts the spotlight on A.H. Harris and its willingness and excitement to work together to find the best solutions for customers.


Building Trust

Customers put a lot of faith in A.H. Harris to recommend products and present them with innovative solutions. That trust exists because A.H. Harris is truly invested in all of its business relationships.

Alan Gould, A.H. Harris account manager in Maine, said he believes in becoming a business partner with customers and manufacturers. And Eric Leone, owner of Leone Concrete Corp. in Newport, Maine, definitely agrees that Alan and A.H. Harris are partners, as well as problem solvers.

“The big thing with A.H. Harris is that so much of what we do in cast-in-place and concrete formwork is specialty work,” Eric said. “We have unique form issues and design challenges. When you’re coming up with solutions, you have to have a good relationship with your supplier. A.H. Harris is a great resource to bounce ideas off of or to supplement what we have going.”

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