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Advanced Polymer Concretes and Compounds

1st Edition

By Oleg Figovsky, Dmitry Beilin

CRC Press

267 pages | 179 B/W Illus.

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One way of improving performance attributes of building structures is to use a new class of materials—polymer composites. They have unique properties that combine high strength with features of non-metallic materials. Polymer concretes (PC) appear to offer many possibilities for producing new materials with desired physical and mechanical characteristics, such as improved mechanical strength, low permeability, and greater chemical resistance. Advanced Polymer Concretes and Compounds presents the results of theoretical and experimental research on efficient building material composites based on advanced polymer binders.

This book examines the composition and properties of two new polymer concretes that have potential to solve various construction issues: rubber concrete based on a polybutadiene binder and silicate polymer concrete with an organo-silicate matrix. It examines the physical, mechanical, and technological properties of these PCs as well as their behavior in harsh environments and durability and reliability issues. The authors describe a new environmentally friendly polymer for monolithic industrial floor coverings and coatings—nonisocyanate polyurethanes. They also discuss advanced crack-resistant coatings based on water dispersion of chlorosulfonated polyethylene, which can be used on concrete, metal, and plastic for various industrial uses such as aircraft, automobiles, paint, and in shipbuilding and civil engineering.

The book covers a new type of epoxy composition with nano-heterogenic structure with potential for better mechanical properties and chemical resistance, acid-resistant building materials based on a nanostructured binder, and an advanced environmentally friendly and weather-resistant fire-protective coating for indoor and outdoor application to flammable substrates. With a focus on novel concretes and protective compounds for a variety of environments, this book reflects the newest developments in the rapidly growing field of building materials engineering.

Table of Contents

State of the Art in Polymer Concrete

Nature of Polymer Concrete

Composition of Polymer Concretes

Types of Polymer Concretes

Physical-Mechanical Properties of Polymer Concrete

Intended Use of Polymer Concretes

Advanced Polymer Concretes Based on Novel Binders

Polymer Concrete Based on Vulcanized Polybutadiene Matrix

Structure of RubCon

Physical-Mechanical Properties of RubCon

Strength of Reinforced RubCon

RubCon Creep

Chemical Resistance of RubCon

Manufacturing Process of RubCon Structures and Products

Method of Thermal Treatment of a Protective Covering Based on Liquid Polybutadiene Binder by Electric Curing

Production Technology of Fiber-Reinforced RubCon

Field Application of RubCon

Polymer Concrete Based on Organo-Silicate Matrix

Optimal Composition of Silicate Polymer Concrete

Chemical Resistance and Durability of Silicate Polymer Concrete

Adhesion Strength of Joints of Precast Silicate Polymer Concrete Structural Members

Fracture and Crack Resistance of Silicate Polymer Concrete

Nonisocyanate Polyurethanes Based on Cyclic Carbonates

Polyhydroxyurethanes and Hybrid Nonisocyanate Polyurethanes

Hydroxyurethane Modifiers

Silicon-Contained and Nano-sructured Hydroxyurethane Compounds

List of ASTM Standards Cited in Chapter 4

Crack-Resistant and Anticorrosive Coatings Based on Vulcanized Water Dispersion of Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene


Coating Composition

Physical-Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of the Vulcanized CSPE Coating

Application of CSPE Coating for Forming Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Structures

Phenomenological Model of Crack-Resistant Coatings for Concrete Substrates.

List of ASTM Standards Cited in Chapter 5

Epoxy–Rubber Coatings with Nano-Heterogenic Structure

Structure and Properties of Advanced Epoxy–Rubber Composition

Repair and Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures by Epoxy–Rubber Coatings

Nanostructured Binder for Acid-Resistant Building Materials

Composition of the Novel Nanostructured Binder

Waterborne Fire-Protective and Heat-Stability Coating Compositions

Coating Compositions

Physical-Mechanical Properties of the New Fire-Protective and Heat-Insulating Coating Compositions

List of ASTM Standards Cited in Chapter 8

About the Authors

Professor Oleg Figovsky is the founder and R&D director at Polymate Ltd.-International Nanotechnology Research Centre (www., where he is working on research in nanostructured corrosion-resistant composite materials and protective coatings based on a polymer and silicate matrix. Novel nanotechnologies invented by Prof. Figovsky were the basis for establishing industrial production in the US, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia, and Israel. For his inventions in nanotechnologies, he was awarded gold and silver medals at IENA-98 and a Gold Angel Prize at the Genius 2006 exhibition. Prof. Figovsky has authored a few books, more than 300 scientific articles, and 500 patents.

Dr. Dmitry Beilin is head of the lab at Polymate Ltd.-International Nanotechnology Research Center in Israel (http://www. His fields of interest include structural theory, thin-walled space structures, NDT diagnostics in industry and construction, and the strength of polymer composite materials. Dr. Beilin has authored more than 100 scientific articles and holds 5 patents.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General