Polymer Mixtures with Cement

Following yesterday’s post on analysis of 2000 year old Roman concrete, today we see some news on some newer concrete compounds, and specifically research into polymer/cement mixtures.   Most Do-It-Yourselfers are aware of latex-modified thinset (although they may not be aware of the history of these compounds) or the need for use of bonding agents when repairing concrete work.   This research attempts to identify how the bonds formed between the very different types of materials (organic polymers and inorganic cement) such as are used in latex modified thinsets and bonding agents, and tries to explain why they can be so tough.  Researchers hope that this study will lead to improvements in designing composite materials.

Categories: Cement Applications, General Business Posts, General Cement

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