Abstract: A method and composition for polymer-reinforced composite cementitious construction materials is described. In one embodiment, a crosslinking component is mixed with a high molecular weight strengthening component and an inorganic cementitious material. The addition of the mixture to water causes a crosslinked molecular network to form within the hydrated, composite cementitious construction material. Both enhanced flexural strength and improved nail-pull resistance are shown, allowing a reduction in weight of the composite cementitious construction material compared to cementitious construction materials made according to other known methods.
October 21, 2002
Date of Patent:
September 12, 2006
Innovative Construction and Building Materials
Christopher D. Tagge, Jacob Freas Pollock, David S. Soane, Ken Saito, Lennard F. Torres