STP1448

    Water-Based Acrylic Concrete Seals

    Published: Jan 2004


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    Abstract

    Stringent environmental regulations have forced the concrete finishing market to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Formulators use water based polymers to reduce these emissions. In this paper, the chemical composition of commercial aqueous acrylic latex concrete seals, and their performance is presented. A discussion of efflorescence and its prevention, as well as concrete sealer application and maintenance procedures are also presented.

    Keywords:

    concrete, efflorescence, film formation, acrylic, chemical resistance


    Author Information:

    Tysak, T
    Principal Scientist, Floor Care, Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA


    Paper ID: STP12541S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D21.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12541S


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