Long-Term Durability Studies of Acrylic Polymer Modified Cement

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Title: Long-Term Durability Studies of Acrylic Polymer Modified Cement

Author(s): D. A. Schmidt

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 214

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 129-138

Keywords: acrylics; durability; polymer-modified concrete

Date: 6/17/2003

Abstract:
Acrylic polymers are widely recognized for their excellent UV durability and water resistance properties. When acrylic polymers are used as modifiers in Portland cement formulations, those polymer properties translate into excellent long-term outdoor durability and wet adhesion durability in the modified concrete. A number of lab prepared series of acrylic polymer modified portland cement formulations have been placed in outdoor exposure and tested periodically for the durability of various properties. Some of these experimental series have been on exposure for as long as 30 years. The results of these studies indicate that acrylic polymers are the ideal cement modifiers with respect to outdoor durability and wet adhesion durability.