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Title: Future Trends in Polymer Concrete
Author(s): David W. Fowler
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 129-144
Keywords: aggregates; monomers; plastics, polymers and resins; surveys; polymer concrete; precast concrete; resurfacing; training courses; Materials Research
Abstract:Polymer concrete (PC) has attracted significant interest in the past 15 years. It began primarily as a repair material for portland cement concrete, particularly bridges and pavements, and has now attracted considerable interest for other applications. A survey was conducted to determine the predicted needs and trends in the industry. The respondents, representing a wide range of backgrounds, indicated that precast products would have the greatest impact and, among precast products, utility components would lead the way. The greatest needs in the industry were deemed to be lower cost and improved monomers and resins. Many opinions were presented on the needed developments in materials properties. The author also presents his predictions on future trends in monomers and resins, aggregates, equipment, repair, precast products, and overlays. Future needs including improved training, public awareness, and research are discussed.
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