The background to the use of polymer and portland cement concrete combinations is presented, and the state of the art is discussed of all the presently available forms of such combinations. Hardened concretes impregnated with suitable monomer and polymerized in-situ, demonstrate improved technical properties, but the technology of the method is complicated. Polymer concretes with aggregate bound with polymer have been used successfully, but are expensive. Successful use is reported of fiber reinforced concrete in instances where high impact resistance is required or where the concrete must hold together under load after cracking and fracture. Polymer cement concretes prepared by integrally mixing water solutions or emulsions of polymers, prepolymers or monomers with cement aggregate, have great practical significance.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 107-124

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  • Accession Number: 00096408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM