Product Data Sheet
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Form Release Agent
DUOGARD N.E. is a multi-reactive form release agent. It is composed of an organic chemical that reacts with the alkali content of the concrete to form a release film that effectively prevents the bonding of concrete to the form. In addition, DUOGARD N.E. also contains a high molecular weight and a non-reactive, chemically inert ingredient to assist in clean and quick form release and removal. These exclusive ingredients combine the effectiveness of a chemically reactive type and an inert barrier type to provide a doubly effective separation … DUO … and the ultimate in form release. DUOGARD N.E. meets the maximum VOC content of 250 g/L for form release compounds as required by VOC regulations recently implemented in the northeastern U. S.
DUOGARD N.E. can be used on various types of forms: wood, steel, fiberglass and aluminum, as well as fiber tubes. Wood forms should be saturated prior to first use. DUOGARD N.E. increases the life of wood forms by penetrating into the wood to waterproof and prevent deterioration. It also reduces maintenance requirements on metal forms by forming a rustproof film that makes the metal form essentially self-cleaning and rust-free.
DUOGARD N.E. should be applied to fiber tube forms even though they may be pre-coated. Tubes will strip much easier, even 60 to 90 days later. If tubes are stripped in 5 to 10 days, hand rubbing is greatly facilitated when tubes are coated with DUOGARD N.E.
DUOGARD N.E. also cuts machine clean up time because it minimizes concrete build-up. Pavers, trucks, mixers, spreader-finishers, buggies, chutes and other types of equipment should be sprayed daily with DUOGARD N.E. for easy clean up and rust prevention.
DUOGARD N.E. can be applied on forms for pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete to produce a better and cleaner cast. The product will not stain or discolor concrete.
5 gallon (18.93 L) Pails
55 gallon (208.20 L) Drums
<0° F (-18° C)
Surface Preparation: Clean form surfaces thoroughly prior to application. Remove all rust, scale and/or previously used form release agents from the forms in accordance with good concrete practices.
Application Method: Spraying is the ideal method of application. Use a Chapin 5916 spray tip that produces a flow of 1/10 of one gallon per minute. DUOGARD N.E. may also be applied by roller coating, mopping or brushing. A thin film should be applied for maximum economy and efficiency. Runs or puddles need to be brushed out. It is imperative when using new wooden forms of all types (plain wooden, plywood, rough cut, etc.) that DUOGARD N.E. be applied and re-applied until complete saturation has been accomplished prior to first use. For metal forms, the best results are obtained with a spray-on “fog” application of DUOGARD N.E.
600-1500 sq. ft./gal. (14.7-36.8 sq. m/L), depending on type and porosity of form surface.
Clean up…Clean application equipment with soap and water.
For exterior use only. DO NOT OVER-APPLY DUOGARD N.E. TO FORMS AND EQUIPMENT. DO NOT DILUTE. Read and follow all label directions prior to application. Product is an eye, skin and respiratory irritant. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for complete health and safety information.
This material last updated March 2007.