Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research Program. Latex Admixtures for Portland Cement Concrete and Mortar.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB
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A latex used as an admixture in portland cement concrete or mortar is a water-emulsion organic polymer. This polymer emulsion will coalesce to form a continuous film within the matrix of the paste and around the aggregate, thus producing greater tensile and flexural strength and a more durable material because it acts as a moisture barrier to the entry of liquid water but allows water vapor to migrate out. A literature search was conducted to collect information about latex admixtures and some minor laboratory testing was performed to corroborate some of the literature findings.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Elastomers and Rubber