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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Old and New Coatings Against Chloride Ingress in Concrete
Author(s): J. Beslac and K. Mavar
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 569-578
Keywords: aging resistance; capillary absorption; chloride ingress;
gas permeability; protective coatings; testing; water vapour diffu-sion
Abstract:The results of laboratory and in situ tests of a number of different types of coatings commercially available in Croatia (polymer-cement, epoxy, acrylic, epoxy-acrylic and epoxy-polyurethane), used for reinforced concrete protection of the KRK bridge, are presented. The tests have been carried on throughout the last ten years. Some coatings like epoxy and polymer-cement were found completely unacceptable for the technical reasons. However, epoxy-polyurethane coatings applied on the concrete finished with the thin layer of epoxy-cement mortar are estimated rather effective. They had high adhesion strength (above 2,0 MPa), very low gas permeability, low capillary absorption, satisfactory water vapour diffusion and satisfactory ageing resistance.
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