This article describes the circumstances in which polymer concrete should and can be used for repairing or protecting pavements and other surfaces. Acrylic concrete mixes can be custom-designed to provide properties with lower or higher values within a certain range. Test results have shown that the polymer concretes that work best are the high-elongation, high-ductility, low-modulus polyesters and a couple of epoxies. The articles also covers the following aspects of polymer concrete use: mixing and application; safety precautions to take when using methyl methacrylate (MMA); using high molecular-weight methacrylate (HMWM) for crack sealing; and reasons for failure of acrylic concretes.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 23-26
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  • Accession Number: 00607509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM