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Supporting Molders of Aesthetic Concrete with Industry Leading Mold Release Agents

Concrete is one of the most widely utilized materials for building and construction projects globally. In the majority of cases there is a very limited need for release agents in conjunction with the use of concrete, and even less of a need for highly specialized release agents such as those developed by Chem-Trend. However, in applications where concrete is utilized to mimic the appearance of natural stones (veneer/masonry stone) or in instances where the concrete is meant to be exposed for aesthetic appearance, such as in architectural concrete applications, then high performance mold release agents should be utilized.

The reasons for utilizing these specialized release agents in such circumstances are important from an economic perspective. When dealing with either veneer stone or architectural concrete, the end customer desires a specific look. The use of high performance mold release agents allows that look to be achieved in an economical manner by providing high surface quality, consistent color pigmentation, reduction/elimination of “bug holes” and accurate replication of natural stone patterns. This also reduces the amount of scrap that the manufacturer produces, thus improving efficiency and reducing cost. As well, by utilizing a high performance release agent, the manufacturer will also extend the useful life of each mold, which again reduces overall operating costs.

At Chem-Trend, we understand that mold life and part de-molding are points of critical performance for concrete and stone veneer manufacturing. These aspects of the process are where Chem-Trend’s concrete mold release products can improve your productivity and part quality. The Chem-Trend brand of mold release agents provide a competitive advantage to the largest and smallest manufacturers alike with water-based release agent solutions that can maximize productivity, while meeting the most demanding specifications and operating conditions. Chem-Trend mold release agents for concrete and masonry veneer manufacturers provide:

  • Extended service life of flexible molds
  • Optimal pigment transfer and color appearance
  • Improved release ease
  • Highly dilutable water-based materials
  • Cleaner, safer environments
  • Low/No VOC for LEED approval
  • Higher quality parts
  • Less downtime
  • Lower scrap rates
  • Cleaner molds

When customers purchase Chem-Trend release agents, they also gain access to a worldwide support network of industry professionals committed to providing the right product for their application. We make our global expertise available locally to our customers through our sales, technical and support professionals. Our production facilities use leading development, testing and production equipment and processes to assure consistent batch-to-batch products. Do you have a unique application that requires something more? Chem-Trend can custom-formulate products to meet your unique needs.

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