A New Binder System for Cement Based Color Mortars

S. Shi, R. Xu, V. Wang, Akzo Nobel 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.