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Title: Producing Architectural Concrete Using Plastic Form Liners and High Density Overlaid Plywoods
Author(s): Jerome H. Ford
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 9-22
Keywords: architectural concrete; chemical analysis; form liners; physical properties; plastics, polymers, and resins; plywood; General
Abstract:The density of well-designed and compacted concrete directly reflects the density of the facing material of the formwork. Therefore, high-density plastics and high-density overlaid plywoods produce the most consistent concrete color, texture, and density over multiple uses providing a few do's and don'ts are considered. These do's and don'ts can be consolidated into the desire of all involved: designer, contractor and supplier, wanting to make it work and look good. All rules and regulations are worthless unless everyone involved wants to produce quality.
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