SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

The Effect of Polymer Variables and Other Parameters on the Properties of Polymer-Modified Cement Mixtures


Polymer-modified hydraulic cement mixtures (PMC) are widely used for a variety of applications. The literature to-date on PMC is considerable but little has been published examining the effect of variables within the polymer on the properties of PMC. The work described in this paper attempts to partially fill this void. The studied variables include polymercement ratio, latex particle size, glass transition temperatures, effect of carboxylation and pH value. Also the effect of wet and dry curing of PMC is examined. The theory of polymer-modification of hydraulic cement mixtures is discussed in light of these results.

Author Information

Walters, DG
Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: C09
Pages: 6–18
DOI: 10.1520/STP25542S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5231-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1490-6