PIC: Does It Have Potential?
Polymer-impregnated concrete (PIC) was developed in the 1970s by Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Bureau of Reclamation. Fully impregnated concrete had excellent strength and durability properties. Partially impregnated concrete had very good resistance to water and chloride penetration and to abrasion. Neither of these processes is used to any significant degree. The reasons for the lack of use and the potential for future use are discussed including potential applications to make use of the very good material properties that are possible.
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