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Cementitious Ceramic Tile Adhesive from Styrene - Acrylic Copolymer by Dow

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Typical Formulation Ingredients

Phase
Ingredient
Parts by weight
Sand, 60 mesh 
   
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    Portland cement, Type 1 
       
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    Cellulose ether (Methocel K4M, Dow Chemical Co.) 
       
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    Acrylic-styrene emulsion (Rhoplex AS-48, 56% solids, Dow Chemical) 
       
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    Water 
       
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    Antifoaming agent (Foamaster NXZ, Cognis) 
       
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    Typical Properties

    Properties
    Shear strength on glazed wall tiles after 48 hrs dry cure, psi 
       
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    Shear strength on glazed wall tiles after 7 day dry cure, psi 
       
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    Shear strength on glazed wall tiles after 7 day dry cure followed by 7 day water immersion, psi 
       
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  • Applicable Base Polymer Properties

    Rhoplex AS-48 cement modifier is an acrylic-styrene emulsion for flexible, water resistant cementitious mortars. This modifier provides significantly higher flexibility than cementitious mortars modified with higher Tg polymers. The solids content of Rhoplex AS-48 is 56% solids.

    Resulting Properties

    Polymer latexes are generally added to mortar or concrete materials before or during mixing for the purpose of improving workability or physical properties once the mixture sets. Cured mortars modified with Rhoplex AS-48 emulsion have excellent water resistance and adhesion to various substrates. The polymer is particularly beneficial in cementitious applications where flexibility is needed, such as in ceramic tile adhesives over flexible substrates, cementitious below grade waterproofing mortars, and cementitious mortars applied in a thin section.

    Source: Dow Chemical Company

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