Industrial Applications of Polymer Composites

Polymer Composites for Construction Applications

Author(s): Dinesh Rathod, Madhuri N. Mangulkar and Bhagwan Ghanshamji Toksha *

Pp: 1-19 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815124811123010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Polymer composite concrete (PCC) nowadays plays a major role in the construction industry. PCC is a valuable element in the development of sustainable construction materials. The polymers and classical concrete blends offer newer properties and applications. A polymeric action in the field of admixtures provides insight into the development of highly performing modified mineral concrete and mortars. The influence of various polymers on the properties of concrete is variable due to the polymeric chain reactions. The optimization of properties such as crack resistance, permeability, and durability with the addition of polymer is required. The present work reviews the types, performances, and applications of PCC to improve various properties of concrete in both fresh and hardened states as they have shown a strong potential from technical, economical, and design points of view. 

Keywords: Concrete properties, Polymer composite concrete, Polymeric chain.

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