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World’s FIRST Chemically Active Concrete Form Release Agent

Concrete form release agent available in a variety of petroleum-based and water-based formulations.


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This concrete form release agent has been a proven performer since its introduction in 1956 as the world's first chemically active form release agent.

Available Formulations:

  • Petroleum Based 450, 250 and 100
  • Water based E
  • Water based, biodegradable EB
  • International/precast IP
  • Concentrated EC

About Nox-Crete Form Coating

As the original chemically active concrete form release agent, Nox-Crete Form Coating entered the market in 1956 and changed the concrete construction industry in a big way. Since then, more release agents have entered the market but the original is still a high performance option.

Nox-Crete Form Coating provides exceptional, unduplicated results on non-overlaid plywood, dimensional lumber, MDO plywood and plywood-faced handset forms. This product is also suitable for use on most forms, including wood, steel, and plastic. When used properly, Nox-Crete Form Coating offers multiple benefits beyond a crisp, positive release. It reduces concrete buildup, increases wood form longevity through reducing the absorption of alkaline bleed water and substantially reduces surface voids.

When used with steel forms, Nox-Crete Form Coating produces iron soaps, which minimize the formation of rust.

Advantages of this Concrete Form Release Agent

  • Available in formulations that meet all federal and state VOC requirements
  • Minimizes concrete surface voids
  • Won't stain concrete surface when properly applied
  • Provides easy, crisp positive release
  • Eliminates need for pry tools to minimize stripping damage
  • Minimizes concrete buildup and therefore forms will require little if any cleaning
  • Dramatically reduces form maintenance costs
  • Extends life of wood forms by reducing absorption of destructive alkaline bleed water
  • Drys on form surfaces and therefore is not slippery
  • Prevents accumulation of dust and resists removal by normal rain
  • Treated surfaces are altogether free of residue
  • Petroleum-based formulations spray easily at temperatures down to -20° F
  • Nox-Crete Form Coating E and EB are Green Engineered™ – better for health and the environment