Guide for the Use of Polymers in Concrete


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Title: Guide for the Use of Polymers in Concrete

Author(s): ACI Committee 548

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 83

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 798-829

Keywords: abrasion resistance; bonding; bridge decks: chemical resistance; concrete construction; concrete durability; concrete panels; concrete piles; finishing;floors; hydraulic structures; impregnating; latex (plastic); mix proportioning.

Date: 9/1/1986

This Guide presents information on how to use polymers in concrete to improve some characteristics of the hardened concrete. Recommendations are included for polymer impregnated concrete (FE), polymer concrete (PC), polymer portland cement concrete (PPCC), and safety considerations for the use of polymers in concrete. Information is provided on types of materials and their storage, handling, and use, as well as concrete formulations, equipment to be used, construction procedures, and applications. A bibliography of major references covering polymers in concrete and a glossary of terms are appended.