Bio Diesel Release Agent

BIO-R is a diesel-free, biodegradable concrete release agent which reacts with the alkaline products of setting cement to form insoluble soaps. These soaps prevent any bond developing between the concrete and formwork and ensure a clean, even, blemish free surface with minimum voids.

BIO-R has been formulated to provide users with a diesel-free, non-waterbased release agent providing the same release properties as other premium release agents such as DISCRETE.

BIO-R does not affect the natural bonding characteristics of paint, plaster, and other cementitious coatings. On surfaces not subjected to weathering, (e.g. interior) wash the surface with water containing a little detergent, or brush down thoroughly.


User and Environment

  • BIO-R is simple to use, biodegradable, and free of sulphur and aromatics.
  • BIO-R is non-toxic when proper handling procedures and precautions are followed.
  • BIO-R contains no petroleum and is therefore safer to handle and use on a daily basis than other release agents.
  • BIO-R is almost odourless, meaning less complaints regarding clothing contamination and reduced odour when sprayed.
  • BIO-R is essentially non-irritating to skin. Users are unlikely to develop rashes when in contact with BIO-R. Proper protective clothing and gloves are recommended when applying.
  • BIO-R aquatic toxicity is essentially insignificant meaning less damage to the environment if BIO-R is spilt or accidentally released into soil or water.
  • BIO-R will degrade by about 85% in water after 28 days. BIO-R flash point is over 100oC and is therefore not restricted for transport or storage.

Concrete Release

  • Produces a clean white release with a minimum of voids.
  • Maintains the surface of steel moulds.
  • BIO-R does not affect the natural bonding characteristics of paint, plaster and other cementitious coatings.
  • Increases the life of wooden forms and prevents rust on steel forms.
  • Will not stain or discolour concrete.
  • Ready to use as supplied.
  • Is not waterbased, and will therefore not wash off forms when exposed to showers or light rain.

Comparison with traditional systems:

CharacteristicsTraditional SystemsGeoplast Reusable Formwork
Hindrance-Modular system
ResistanceLimitedUp to 60 kN/m2
Concrete adherenceRequires dismantling agentsBeing made of plastics, GEOTUB PANEL does not stick to concrete
Protection10%The best protection for the columns until the end of the operations
PlumbingRequires long operations and it is often inaccurateQuick and accurate thanks to the external structure that allows easy shoring and plumbing
Dismantling agentsRequiredNot required. Everitt Site Supplies recommend 'Kleen Kote' protection and release formula to maintain your forms in top condition.