Applications of biopolymers and other biotechnological products in building materials

@article{Plank2004ApplicationsOB,
  title={Applications of biopolymers and other biotechnological products in building materials},
  author={Johann Plank},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={1-9}
}
Bio admixtures are functional molecules used in building products to optimize material properties. They include natural or modified biopolymers, biotechnological and biodegradable products. Concrete and dry-mix mortars (e.g. wall plasters or tile adhesives) represent two major applications for bio admixtures. Examples of bio products used in concrete are lignosulfonate, sodium gluconate, pine root extract, protein hydrolysates and Welan gum; and in dry-mix mortar methyl hydroxypropyl cellulose… CONTINUE READING