Concrete Tubes Spirals

 

ECOFORM ECONO

The tubes ECOFORM ECONO, made of 100% recycled fibres, are strong and lightweight. They are ideal for many applications of constructions or renovations.

Usages

In ground supports for patio, fences, mail boxes, mobile home or cottage, the uses are endless. Made for under ground use, they are available from 6" to 12" diameter, maximum length of 12'.

The ECOFORM ECONO are shipped in preformed frameworks, which greatly reduce the time for loading and unloading a full truck...

To reduce the handling time, ABZAC propose a new package. You can now order your ECOFORM racks for lengths of 8' and 12' for ID 6", 8", 10" and 12" in the category ECONO or REGULAR.

These new packages can be delivered in various ECOFORM combinations. See below for a list of different combinations offered by ABZAC.

Various ID

Qty by ID

Total tubes by KIT

KIT "A"

6-8-10-12"

30 un.

120 un.

KIT "B"

8-10-12"

30 un.

90 un.

KIT "C"

6-8-10"

42 un.

126 un.

KIT "D"

8-10"

42 un.

84 un.

KIT "E"

10"

42 un.

42 un.

KIT "F"

6-8"

69 un.

138 un.

KIT "G"

8"

69 un.

69 un.

KIT "H"

6"

126 un.

126 un.

KIT "I"

12"

30 un.

30 un.

KIT "J"

10-12"

30 un.

60 un.


ECOFORM REGULAR, SUPER, AND SEAMLESS

Our premium ECOFORM concrete form is made with an inner liner of High Density polymer with the outer wall consisting of 100% recycled paper fibre and thus has the best Quality to Price Ratio!

Our Regular Grade is widely popular for use in bridges, roads, industrial - commercial construction and multi-level parking lot applications.

Professional Contractors request our ECOFORM concrete forms from their suppliers!

Architects and Concrete Engineers request our product for the glossy finish left on the concrete once the outer fibre wall has been removed, leaving a professional, cosmetically appealing finish!

We carry a full range of ECOFORM concrete forms, from 6" to 60" diameter with on-site inventory in our 40,000 sq. ft. facility of lengths up to 12', we are prepared to supply at a moments notice! For lengths of 12' or longer, we lead the industry with a supply time of at maximum 10 working days!

Moreover, ABZAC have a vast network of distributors affiliated to Canada and the United States.

CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS

Expressed in cubic yards for columns of various heights. For metric conversion, multiply by .765

HEIGHT OF COLUMN

Diameter 1 Ft. 2 Ft. 3 Ft. 6 Ft. 8 Ft. 10 Ft. 12 Ft. 16 Ft. 20 Ft.
6" .0073 .0146 .0219 .0438 .0584 .0730 .0876 .1168 .1460
8" .0129 .0258 .0387 .0774 .1032 .1290 .1550 .2060 .2580
10" .0202 .0404 .0606 .1210 .1620 .2020 .2420 .3230 .4040
12" .0291 .0582 .0873 .1760 .2330 .2910 .3490 .4660 .5820
14" .0396 .0792 .1188 .2380 .3170 .3960 .4750 .6340 .7920
16" .0517 .1034 .1551 .3100 .4140 .5170 .6200 .8270 1.0340
18" .0654 .1308 .1962 .3920 .5230 .6540 .7850 1.0460 1.3100
20" .0808 .1616 .2424 .4850 .6460 .8080 .9700 1.2930 1.6160
22" .0978 .1956 .2934 .5870 .7820 .9780 1.1730 1.5650 1.9560
24" .1164 .2328 .3492 .6980 .9310 1.1640 1.3970 1.8620 2.3280
26" .1366 .2732 .4098 .8200 1.0930 1.3660 1.6390 2.1860 2.7320
28" .1584 .3168 .4752 .9500 1.2700 1.5840 1.9010 2.5340 3.1700
30" .1818 .3636 .5454 1.0910 1.4540 1.8180 2.1820 2.9090 3.6360
32" .2069 .4138 .6207 1.2410 1.6550 2.0690 2.4830 3.3100 4.1380
34" .2335 .4670 .7005 1.4010 1.8680 2.3350 2.8020 3.7360 4.6700
36" .2618 .5236 .7854 1.5710 2.0940 2.6180 3.1420 4.1890 5.2360
38" .2917 .5834 .8751 1.7500 2.3340 2.9170 3.5000 4.6670 5.8340
40" .3232 .6464 .9696 1.9390 2.5860 3.2320 3.8780 5.1710 6.4640
42" .3563 .7126 1.0690 2.1380 2.8500 3.5630 4.2760 5.7010 7.1260
44" .3911 .7822 1.1730 2.3470 3.1200 3.9110 4.6930 6.2580 7.8220
46" .4274 .8548 1.2820 2.5640 3.4190 4.2740 5.1290 6.8380 8.5480
48" .4654 .9308 1.3960 2.7920 3.7230 4.6540 5.5850 7.4460 9.3080
52" .5460 1.0920 1.6380 3.2760 4.3680 5.4600 6.5520 8.7360 10.9200
54" .5900 1.1800 1.7700 3.5400 4.7200 5.9000 7.0800 9.4400 11.8000
60" .7300 1.4600 1.1900 4.3800 5.8400 7.3000 8.7600 11.6800 14.6000


By securing the column top & footing with wood bracing you avoid side shifting and lifting thus minimizing the bracing requirements. Our ECOFORM core is engineered to keep shape and withstand pressure during the pouring process!

To expose the glossy surface, simply cut the outer wall with a power saw or linoleum knife. Be sure not to scratch the outer surface of the concrete and then simply peel away using a bladed tool.


WEIGHT OF FORM VS DIAMETER

Diam. 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 22" 24" 26" 28" 30" 36" 40" 48" 60"
Average
Weight
Lbs/Feet
0.6 0.8 1.2 1.5 2.9 3.3 3.6 4.2 4.9 5.5 5.9 6.4 9.1 12.1 13 13.3 16.2
Average Thickness
.000"
.100 .100 .120 .125 .200 .200 .200 .200 .225 .225 .250 .250 .275 .325 .325 .350 .450



L8560134 HEIGHT OF POURING: For forms higher than 16 feet, thickness and weight increase in relation with height.

The REGULAR tubes have 100% plastic laminated interior surface. A high-density polymer is applied inside a 100% recycled cardboard tube. The result is a product that offers the best price to quality ratio.

For those who are concerned about the environment, ABZAC has established an ECOFORM tubes recovery system on construction sites.

The tubes ECOFORM REGULAR are commonly used on construction sites of public roads, industrial buildings, shopping malls, public buildings, etc.

Professionals in the concrete formwork recognize the logo ECOFORM and require it from their supplier. The removal of formwork construction reveals a smooth and glossy finish, with minimal spiral footprint of the industry.

This architectural appearance is increasingly becoming the norm designers and engineers use on buildings.

We keep in stock the complete range of 6 "(150mm) to 60" (1525mm) diameter, a standard length of 12 '(3.65 m). For any length other than 12 ', we are the industry leader with less than 10 working days to produce orders.

To reduce the handling time, ABZAC propose a new package. You can now order your ECOFORM rack for lengths of 8' and 12' for ID 6", 8", 10" and 12" in the category ECONO or REGULAR.

These new packages can be delivered in various ECOFORM combinations.

SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OFFERED BY ABZAC.

Various ID

Qty by ID

Total tubes by KIT

KIT "A"

6-8-10-12"

30 un.

120 un.

KIT "B"

8-10-12"

30 un.

90 un.

KIT "C"

6-8-10"

42 un.

126 un.

KIT "D"

8-10"

42 un.

84 un.

KIT "E"

10"

42 un.

42 un.

KIT "F"

6-8"

69 un.

138 un.

KIT "G"

8"

69 un.

69 un.

KIT "H"

6"

126 un.

126 un.

KIT "I"

12"

30 un.

30 un.

KIT "J"

10-12"

30 un.

60 un.


ECOFORM SUPER

L8560140 The tubes ECOFROM REGULAR are usable for up to 16' long. For forms more than 16' long, the name becomes ECOFORM SUPER, having thicker wall to with stand the highest static pressure.

ECOFORM SEAMLESS

ABZAC CANADA has developed a tube for SEAMLESS concrete formwork with 3 goals;
1- All cardboard components must come from 100% recycled fibres.
2- The final product must be 100% recyclable.
3- The tubes brought to market must offer the best price to quality ratio.

The tubes ECOFORM SEAMLESS are the result of the following research. Dedicated to design architecturally, architects and engineers specify the ECOFORM SEAMLESS. From 12 "(305mm) to 22" (560mm) diameter inclusive, one vertical joint leaves an imprint. From 24" (610mm) to 36" (915mm) diameter, two vertical imprints are formed at the junction of plastic sheets.
This grade is scheduled in production with a purchase order confirming many details.

PROCEDURE OF ORDER
1- Send purchase order specifying the date or dates of delivery.
2- You must take care of the schedule of pouring concrete in the ECOFORM SEAMLESS.
3- If you have confirmed the delivery of some items, and that delivery is delayed , ABZAC CANADA INC is not responsible for any damage to the membrane after 30 calendar days, if SEAMLESS have not been used. The replacement cost of the membrane will be charged extra if necessary.

DELIVERY
The SEAMLESS are delivered according to the client's request either to the warehouse or construction site. They should be stored vertically in a place protected from weather.
Any damage caused by wrong storage or a storage superior to 30 calendar days from the date of applying the inner membrane, void the manufacturer's warranty.

PREPARATION

L8560142The ECOFORM SEAMLESS can be cut at construction site with a circular saw. After re-cutting, it is essential to apply on edges a "permanent adhesive" tape so that no concrete will insert between the plastic membrane and the fibre board tube.

Both ends of the inner plastic membrane are taped for transportation, storage and handling purposes. It is recommended to cut the red tape at the base to release tensions that could have been created when proceeding to final installation.

It is recommended to remove the formwork construction as soon as possible, usually 2 to 5 days after curing. After stripping, we can protect the column maintaining the two half tubes with a cord or wires.

HOW TO USE - ECOFORM REGULAR-SUPER-SEAMLESS-POLYGONAL

1. STORAGE

The ECOFORM are 100% plastic lined, including the gap of spiral space. Made of 100% recycled fibres, the exterior is covered with wax or a plastic membrane. We recommend to store them vertically in a place where it will be protected from weather conditions. If you store horizontally, it must be elevated at least 4" off the floor and it will have to be supported evenly. In case of rain, cover exposed parts with a waterproof tarp.

2. PLACING

Maintain the base of formwork with wood frame, scaffolding tower, according to the rules of the art, preventing any lateral movement during the pouring of concrete. Hold the top of formwork firmly to avoid lifting when pouring the concrete. If the formwork is higher than 3.6 m (12'), ensure vertical alignment every 2.5 m (8') as per rules of the art.

Attention: make sure to do not scratch the inner liner when sliding ECOFORM over reinforced bars or any structural devices.

3. POURING

The concrete can be poured in one shot if the height of column does not exceed 4.5 m (14'). If the height does exceed 4.5 m (14'), it is recommended to reduce to 4m (13') per hour. See the chart attached to see recommenced rates.

TUBE DIAMETER

POUR RATE PER HOUR

 Up to 12" I.D.

Pour at convenient rate up to 4,5m (14 feet)

 Up to 24" I.D.

 + or - 5,4m (18 feet)

 Up to 36" I.D.

  + or - 3,6 (12 feet)

 Up to 48" I.D.

  + or - 2,4m (8 feet)

 Up to 60" I.D.

  + or - 1,5m (5 feet)



When using vibrating needle, take care to do not insert needle between reinforcing bars and the form. Never vibrate the form itself.

4. STRIPPING

Strip the form after setting of concrete between 2 to 10 days for best result to prevent sticking of inner surface to concrete. If you cut the form with a power saw take care to do not scratch the glossy finish of concrete with the blade. You can also use a utility knife to slit the paperboard and a shovel to pry off the form. After the form has been stripped off, you can re-use it to protect the column by securing it with wire or cord around the column.

Once again ABZAC improve his quality...ABZAC has developed an easy and efficient way to reduce time dramatically to remove fibre forms after curing. Also, another very important advantage, this system prevents workers falls from scaffolds when workers had to saw cut fibre forms as the old way. A steel wire, with a minimum breaking strength of 560lbs is linked to a portable electric winch. The steel wire cut the wall thickness of tubes from bottom to top as seen on video. The workers have just then to pull out the two half moons of tubes.