ACI PRC-548.1-09: Guide for the Use of Polymers in Concrete

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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, polymer concrete,polymer-cement concrete, 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. Glossaries of terms and abbreviations are also included.

Keywords: bridge deck; durability; latex; monomer; polymer; polymerconcrete; polymerization; repair.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 548

Publication Year: 2009

Pages: 30

ISBN: 9780870313202

Categories: Polymer Concrete

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction and scope



Chapter 2—Definitions, abbreviations,and acronyms


2.2—Abbreviations and acronyms

Chapter 3—Polymer-impregnated concrete


3.2—Concrete requirements for impregnation

3.3—Monomer systems

3.4—Additives and modifiers

3.5—Polymerization techniques

3.6—Partially impregnated concrete

3.7—Fully impregnated concrete

3.8—Encapsulation techniques to reduce monomer losses

Chapter 4—Polymer concrete


4.2—Polymer concrete repair materials

4.3—Polymer concrete overlays

4.4—Precast polymer concrete

Chapter 5—Polymer portland-cement concrete (PPCC)


5.2—Polymer-cement concrete polymers

5.3—Polymer-cement concrete applications

5.4—Mixture proportioning

5.5—Construction procedures

5.6—Quality control

Chapter 6—Safety aspects concerning use of polymers in concrete



6.3—Construction practices

6.4—Other hazards


Chapter 7—References

7.1—Referenced standards and reports

7.2—Cited references


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