548.3R-03: Polymer-Modified Concrete

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Title: 548.3R-03: Polymer-Modified Concrete

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Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 40

Keywords: acrylic resins; admixtures; bridge deck; concrete; construction; curing; epoxy resins; latex; mixture proportioning; mortar; pavements (concrete); plastic, polymer, resin; polymer-cement concrete; repair; resistance to freezing and thawing; test.

Date: 6/17/2003

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Note: 548.3R-03 is available in PDF format only. However, a newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 548.3R-09.

This report covers concrete made with organic polymers in combination with hydraulic cement and discusses the polymer systems used to produce polymer- modified concrete, including their composition and physical properties. It explains the principle of polymer modification and reviews the factors involved in selecting appropriate polymer systems. The report also discusses mixture proportioning and construction techniques for different polymer systems and summarizes the properties of fresh and hardened polymer-modified concrete and common applications.