The review of the uses of polymer concrete covers polymer impregnation, additions of solid, water-soluble or dispersed polymers and resin-bonded aggregates in concrete with or without hydraulic cement. The effects of polymers on the rheology of the plastic mix are discussed, as well as the development of strength and properties of hardened concrete. Terminology used in the text is defined. The polymerzation process and the impregnation process are outlined, and premixed polymer concrete and polymer-bound aggregates are described. The applications reviewed include desalination plants, bridge decking and motorways structures, underwater structures, housing applications and concrete piles. Expanded polystyrene aggregate, reinforcement with plastics fibers, woven polymer fabrics and architectural facing mixtures are described. Categories of water soluble polymers are discussed, as well as the use of vinyl acetate and copolymers, and the use of rubbers. Polyester, epoxide and isocyanate resins are considered in a discussion of resin-bound aggregates. Synthetic resins with outstanding properties which have been commercially exploited in the U.K. are epoxides, polyesters and polyurethanes. An extensive bibliography is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 9 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM