Handbook of Polymer-Modified Concrete and Mortars - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815513582, 9780815517696

Handbook of Polymer-Modified Concrete and Mortars

1st Edition

Properties and Process Technology

Authors: Yoshihiko Ohama
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513582
eBook ISBN: 9780815517696
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1995
Page Count: 246
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Mortar and concrete made with portland cement has been a popular construction material in the world for the past 170 years or more. However, cement mortar and concrete have some disadvantages such as delayed hardening, low tensile strength, large drying shrinkage and low chemical resistance. To reduce these disadvantages, polymers have been utilized as an additive.

Polymer-modified or polymer cement mortar (PCM) and concrete (PCC) are the materials which are made by partially replacing the cement hydrate binders of conventional cement mortar or concrete, with polymers. This book deals with the principles of polymer modification for cement composites, the process technology, properties and applications of the polymer-modified mortar and concrete, and special polymer-modified systems such as M DF cement, antiwashout underwater concrete, polymer-ferrocement, and artificial I wood.

The polymeric admixtures or cement modifiers include latexes or emulsions, redispersible polymer powders, water-soluble polymers, liquid resins and monomers.

This book describes the current knowledge and information of polymer-modified mortars and concretes, and discusses or reviews the following items in detail:

  1. Principles of polymer modification for cement composites.
  2. Process technology of polymer-modified mortars and concretes.
  3. Properties of polymer-modified mortars and concretes.
  4. Applications of polymer-modified mortars and concretes.
  5. Special polymer-modified systems such as MDF cements, antiwashout underwater concretes, polymer-ferrocements, and artificial woods.


Materials scientists, building and civil engineers, architects, chemical engineers and students in these areas

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 1.0 Historical Background 2.0 Standards, Standard Specifications, and Guides
  2. Principles of Polymer Modification for Cement Composites 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Principles of Latex Modification 3.0 Modification with Redispersible Polymer Powders 4.0 Modification with Water-Soluble Polymers 5.0 Modification with Liquid Resins 6.0 Modification with Monomers
  3. Process Technology of Latex-Modified Systems 1.0 Materials 2.0 Mix Proportioning 3.0 Mixing 4.0 Placing and Curing
  4. Properties of Latex-Modified Systems 1.0 Properties of Fresh Mortar and Concrete 2.0 Properties of Hardened Mortar and Concrete
  5. Fabrication and Properties of Redispersible Polymer-Powder-Modified Systems 1.0 Fabrication 2.0 Properties
  6. Fabrication and Properties of Water-Soluble Polymer-Modified Systems 1.0 Fabrication 2.0 Properties
  7. Fabrication and Properties of Liquid Resin and Monomer-Modified Systems 1.0 Epoxy-Modified Systems 2.0 Polyester-Modified Systems 3.0 Polyurethane-Modified Systems 4.0 Other Resin-Modified Systems 5.0 Monomer-Modified Systems
  8. Special Polymer-Modified Systems 1.0 Hydrated-Type Flexible Waterproofing Materials 2.0 Ultrarapid-Hardening Polymer-Modified Concretes 3.0 Polymer-Ferrocements 4.0 MDF Cements 5.0 Antiwashout Underwater Concretes 6.0 Artificial Wood 7.0 Composite Cement Modifiers
  9. Applications Index


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About the Author

Yoshihiko Ohama


"...handbook will be of use to materials scientists, building and civil engineers, architects, chemical engineers and students in these areas." - Polymer News