ASTM C1439 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Latex and Powder Polymer Modifiers for use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete and Mortar

    Active Standard ASTM C1439 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.44

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These test methods are used to develop data for comparison with the requirements of Specification C1438. Standardized procedures are used to compare the properties of specimens made from test mixtures of polymer-modified concrete or mortar with the properties of specimens made from reference mixtures. These test methods are not intended to simulate job conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods provide a means of determining the effect of adding polymer modifiers to reference concrete or mortar.

    1.2 Most sections of ASTM test methods and practices for hydraulic cement mortar and concrete apply to the preparation and testing of specimens made with polymer-modifiers. However, there are some exceptions, most notably curing, that need special procedures in order to develop the properties inherent with polymer-modification. These test methods cover these exceptions.

    1.3 For testing polymer-modified mortar and concrete specimens, the procedures in this standard supersede those in the referenced ASTM test methods and practices. These test methods are not applicable to dry, packaged mortar and concrete.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. (Warning—Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.2)


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C127 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

    C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C260 Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C403/C403M Test Method for Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance

    C778 Specification for Sand

    C1437 Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1439

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1439-13, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Latex and Powder Polymer Modifiers for use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete and Mortar, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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