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Freedom of Form

Freedom of Form

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Reusable urethane formliners

Reusable urethane formliners provide an economical means for texturing almost any tilt-up, cast-in-place, and precast concrete project. The formliners attach to most forming systems or casting beds before concrete placement. They are available in a range of grades to economically cast an architectural finish in both large and small budget projects. Greenstreak. 800-325-9504. www.greenstreak.com.



Countertop edge liners

Reusable countertop edge liners from Matcrete create realistic relief and detail for concrete countertop edges. Made of high quality polyurethane, these forms are reusable and create a unique, natural looking texture to the side of any countertop. The manufacturer has two patterns – Split Face Granite Edge Form (2x 96-in.) and Rough Stone Edge Form (3.5 x 95-in.). They easily wrap without mitering and can be free formed on plywood or melamine to make virtually any shape table or countertop. Matcrete. 800-777-7063. www.matcrete.com.



Custom formliners

Geometric patterns in concrete are being replaced with artwork, images, and logos specifically related to the structure. With computer technology and specialized equipment, the manufacturer can provide one-of-a-kind designs to the concrete construction market. The entire form-liner process is now Standard formliner patterns are manufactured in both plastic and urethane. Symons. 800-800-7966. www.symons.com.


Efficient formliner design

The manufacturer of the thin-brick VersaLiner system introduces BrickMat. Use it to manufacture concrete walls with the aesthetic appeal and detail of a mason-built structure. Features include textured joints, recyclable polyethylene material, soft foam joints to reduce leakage, easy coursing adjustment, and ease of use for wall panel producers of any size. Innovative Brick LLC. 800-413-4588. www.innovativebrick.com.





Flexible rubber for formliner molds

Use the Poly 75 Series Polyurethane Liquid Rubber line of elastomers for making flexible formliners, molds, tools, and stamps for decorative concrete applications. These polyurethane rubbers range in hardness from a soft A-20 to a firm A-80. Polytek Development Corp. 800-858-5990. www.polytek.com.




Brick-clad forming system

The manufacturer has developed a new Versa-Brix forming system that allows vertical casting of thin brick in concrete. The system reduces the labor and materials of traditional masonry and can be reused up to 50 times. Versa-Brix has adjustable mortar joints that can be coved or raked to match existing masonry. Standard and custom sizes, and corner systems are available. Architectural Polymers. 610-824-3322. www.architecturalpolymers.com.