Concrete Solutions That Go Beyond The Surface

Cresset® Chemical Company

For over 65 years, Cresset® Chemical Company has been an innovative leader in developing, distributing, and servicing site-cast and precast Release Agents for the concrete construction industry.  At the core of our competency are superior-looking surfaces − but we go beyond the surface to meet the complexity in today’s environmental landscape.  Cresset is driven to continually evolve its New Chemistry “Green” array of products to responsibly and safely meet your production, environmental, and OSHA requirements.

  • We are the only major form release agent manufacturer that uses 100% virgin ingredients
  • The most preferred brand of architectural form release agents for world class results
  • Leading the industry in producing eco-friendly products that don’t harm the environment

Crete-Lease® Release Agents

A release agent is the least expensive item in any construction project yet it has a lasting effect on the surface appearance. Using Cresset’s premium form release agents actually reduces production costs by extending the workable lifespan of the form and minimizing the labor necessary to clean and prepare dirty molds. This is true with any project – from a fifty story high rise to lawn ornaments, culverts and concrete pipes.  Our architectural products are widely preferred because they enhance the appearance of high profile projects.

A myriad of structural, architectural, and specific-purpose job applications rely on Cresset’s complete line of eco-responsible chemical release agent products for the highest impact aesthetic results.  Crete-Lease® spearheads this line that is designed and engineered with virgin materials to meet the most demanding aesthetic, environmental, LEED, and traditional needs.
Cresset Crete-Lease® Release Agents give you the quickest, most economical way to produce high visual impact concrete and specify the surface you want before you pour.  


Crete-Lease® Architectural Release Agents


This time-tested industry staple has been in use for over 60 years. This product releases any kind of form or formliner (except expanded polystyrene) from hardened concrete. It is the lowest viscosity release agent available and provides easy, clean stripping without bugholes and stains when used on pallets and equipment that contact concrete.


An environmentally friendly version of the industry staple Crete-Lease 880—The Original, this proprietary blend is comprised of neutralized vegetable oils in mineral oil that contains no waxes, silicones, or carcinogens; it’s also solventless and non-toxic. Notably, this advanced composition exceeds Federal, OTC State, and California (250 g/L) VOC Regulations. The end result mimics the surface of molds and site amenities with a superior finish for visually stunning concrete surfaces – without bugholes.


Non-toxic, non-flammable release agent is water-based and meets rigid OSHA, EPA and the lowest VOC rules. Permits easy, stain-free removal of forms or formliners from hardened concrete without bugholes and is ordorless.


Cresset Platinum® is the latest advancement in Cresset’s Crete-Lease line of environmentally friendly architectural release agents. Utilizing proprietary new technology developed by our chemists, Platinum is a synthetic release agent that delivers premium performance and exceeds even the strictest environmental regulations. There is nothing else like it on the market.

Crete-Lease® Structural / Infrastructure Release Agents


An improved version of Crete-Lease 727, it provides the same consistent performance with less odor and no Haz-Mat restrictions while meeting OSHA, EPA and the lowest VOC rules. This vegetable/mineral oil-based release agent cleans forms for superior looking concrete and can be used with superplasticized and SCC concrete. It can also be used as an architectural release agent.

Form & Equipment Treatments

Cresset offers several form & equipment treatment products that are formulated to help precasters and contractors address the HUGE waste of operation expenses from “non-revenue” generating labor to keep forms and equipment in working order.


For concrete spatter protection. Spattered concrete washes away easily and keeps tools and equipment clean and in working order. Washes off simply with water. Ideal for removal of concrete spatter from the back ends of ready-mix trucks. Also effectively removes concrete spatter and build-up from tools, forms, screeds and other equipment.


This eco-friendly product is a proprietary mixture of corrosion inhibitors and non-stick polymers that are applied to equipment surfaces exposed to concrete spatter. Regular use of Spatter-Cote Armor-Xtra keeps equipment clean and free from build-up. This prevents rework while retaining the surface quality, thus protecting the equipment – ultimately saving cleaning time, extending product service life, and preventing potential malfunctions. The product’s predominantly water-based, virgin material is ideal for a myriad of applications such as: ready-mix trucks, highway concrete paving equipment, portable batch plants, concrete tools and accessories, hard surface furnishings during construction (i.e., windows, stairwells, etc.), screeds, back side of forms, “dry-mix” mixers, etc.

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