Concentrated Mold Agent
Concentrated Mold Agent prevents the adhesion that may occur between the surface of the concrete and mold and it enables the mold to be separated from the concrete easily.
What is Concentrated Mold Agent?
Concentrated Mould Oil is a mould release agent used for separating the mould from the concrete more easily by preventing possible adhesion between the surface of the concrete and the mould. The product is a mixture of a special emulsifier and mineral oil, which provides a smooth concrete surface. Also, it can be used by diluting with water.
Uses of Concentrated Mould Agent
- Absorbent mould surfaces, especially on wooden molds.
- Steel, plastic, and plywood molding.
- Applications where long-term efficiency is desired by extending the service life of the mould.
- Mould oil applications where cost-efficiency is desired by speeding up the mold work.
Advantages of Concentrated Mould Oil
- It provides fast, clean, and easy separation of the mould.
- It extends the service life of the mould.
- Mould oil yields smooth and better-looking concrete surfaces.
- It doesn’t leave stains on concrete surfaces; hence it doesn’t spoil the concrete's appearance.
- It reduces the labor for mold work and decreases the cost.
- It is practical since the application is fast, simple, and easy.
Usage Areas of Concentrated Mold Agent
Concentrated mould oil can be used on non-absorbent mould surfaces (such as steel or plywood) without dilution. On less absorbent smooth surfaces, it can be diluted with a ratio of 1/7 before applying. As construction site company we advise to diluted ratio of 1/12 when the product is applied on more absorbent surfaces.
If you want to obtain a white milk-colored emulsion, you can mix 1 unit of concentrated mould oil with 7-12 units of water. Make sure you mix them thoroughly. The homogeneous mixture can be applied to a thin film layer on the mold surface with a brush or roller, or you can simply spray it. Normally, in this way, permanent, effective, and efficient performance can be obtained. If the surface is highly absorbent, a second layer can be applied.
Mould oil diluted according to weather conditions and mold condition should be applied at least 3 hours before pouring the concrete. Meanwhile, the water in the emulsion is absorbed by the surface, and the surface forms a film.
1 kg of concentrated mold release oil can cover 45 to 80 m² depending on the general condition, surface, and type of the mold (wood, plastic, etc.).
Warnings and Precautions
- Make sure that the moulds are dry and clean before using the mould oil. The concrete must be completely free of oil and rust residues.
- The dilution water should be fresh and clean.
- Surfaces of the new moulds should be protected from the rain before pouring concrete.
- Applying too much oil may cause stains on the concrete surface. Therefore, the product should be applied as a thin film layer to get the maximum performance.
- A few trials are recommended before applying.
- It is recommended to stir the oil before and during the application.
- Since wooden moulds, unlike the other moulds, are hollow and highly absorbent, they might need 2-3 times more lubrication than normal