Report from 13th ICPIC and 7th ASPIC: New Trends on Concrete-Polymer Composites


AGUIAR J. B. , Hulusi Ozkul M. H. , CUNHA S.

14th International Congress on Polymers in Concrete, Shanghai, China, 17 - 20 April 2013, vol.687, pp.45-49 identifier identifier

Abstract

The field of polymers in concrete is consolidated in the construction industry. The future of polymers in concrete is governed by the synergic interaction between these materials, in order to contribute significantly towards a more sustainable construction. Concrete-polymer composites (C-PC) have excellent mechanical and durability properties. Appropriate combination of polymers and classical construction materials provides opportunities for innovative applications and systems. This paper highlights the innovations and new approaches presented at the 13th International Congress on Polymers in Concrete in Madeira, Portugal, 2010 and at the 7th Asian Symposium on Polymers in Concrete in Istanbul, Turkey, 2012. The new trends presented are related with the micro and nanostructure, properties, test methods and applications of concrete-polymer composites.