A new binder system for cement based color mortars

S. Shi, R. Xu, V. Wang, Nouryon Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China

Efflorescence and color variation are two common phenomena of cement-based color mortars. This paper examines how inorganic binder and polymer powder interact to reduce efflorescence and create color consistency for cement-based color mortar.
The results reveal a new generation of color mortar which is based on a new redispersible polymer powder (ELOTEX® BRICOR800) and a special inorganic binder system. The system shows excellent anti-efflorescence properties and color consistency.