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M10 + 50      M10 2001 Overview

 

M10+50 Overview

 

Soil Stabilizer  M10+50™  is a 100% ACRYLIC LIQUID POLYMER SOIL MODIFIER. M10+50™ modifier is an all acrylic, Re-dispersible LIQUID soil stabilizer designed to improve the performance of soils. By incorporating this polymer modifier can attain the dramatic improvements in adhesion, abrasion resistance, flexural strength, and exterior durability that are associated with acrylics. They also have the convenience and cost effectiveness of a one-pack system.

 

M10+50™ is supplied as a LIQUID, which soils engineers can blend directly with aggregate, soil and other formulation aids to form a "one-pack" system. One-component systems reduce environmental waste (used containers) and lower the costs.

 

M10+50™ polymers possess a host of appealing features. Some of the most important are as follows:

  • Acrylic performance: excellent mechanical strengths and adhesion unsurpassed exterior performance (wet and LIQUID).
  • Low water demand with good workability.
  • Excellent thin-section toughness and adhesion.
  • Outstanding resistance to UV degradation.

 

M10+50™ also furnishes important benefits for the soils engineer such as:

  • Excellent storage stability, i.e., free flowing.
  • Lower shipping costs.
  • Wide formulating latitude: compatible with commonly used additives.
  • No admixture container disposal costs. Soils engineers no longer need to settle for the performance of non-acrylic LIQUID modifiers in their single component LIQUID mixes such as cement, lime, or fly ash.

M10+50™ gives stabilizers the ability to obtain the superior interior and exterior performance properties associated with all-acrylic soil modifiers, now in LIQUID form.

Typical Physical Properties
Appearance: Free Flowing, White LIQUID
Polymer Type: 50% Acrylic Co-polymer Solids
Bulk Density: Approximately 8.8 lbs./p/gallon

Applications
The M10+50™ polymers were developed for use for the U.S. Military for use in cementitious soil stabilization applications in which a one-package LIQUID mix is desired. The application includes:
1. The permanent stabilization of soils

Performance Advantages
The key performance advantages of M10+50™are its improved wet adhesion, mechanical strengths, and superior weatherability. These performance advantages make M10+50™ an ideal polymer to use in exterior applications or applications where water resistance is critical. M10+50™ has shown excellent compatibility and performance in fast setting soil stabilization. Soils may be used as soon as the final compaction criteria are met.

Exterior Durability:
M10+50™
is more resistant to weathering than other stabilizers using modifiers based on other chemistries. As is typical of 100% co-polymers, M10+50™ is highly resistant to the effects of ultraviolet radiation. Over 20 years of exterior exposure on soils modified with 100% acrylic polymers show the superior performance advantages of all acrylic, and acrylic modified stabilizers over that of non-acrylic polymers.

Adhesion and Toughness Soils:
Prepared with M10+50™ polymers show excellent adhesion, as well as thin section toughness. Superior adhesion is observed on a variety of substrates including concrete, metal, gypsum sheathing, cement board, masonry and polystyrene insulation board. Workability consistency longer without a false set even at elevated temperatures.

General Information:
M10+50™ is designed to be added directly to the soil mix. This free flowing acrylic LIQUID disperses readily through the soil without special treatment. Adding water to the M10+50™ then mixing it in with a soil stabilizer machine activates the M10+50™. The amount of modifier employed depends on both the end use of the soil and the combination of any other ingredients in the soil mix. The soils engineer can achieve the best balance of properties at 0.075 % to 2.5% polymer modification on soil by weight. The water addition should be, depending on ambient weather conditions approximately one to one and one half percent above optimum moisture. This allows a proper moisture increase so that finish grading and compaction should be in line with the requirements as specified with the soils engineer without having to add additional water.

 

 

 

M10-2001™ Overview

 

UV Resitant Soil Stabilizer  M10-2001™ is a polymeric product that has been proven effective with a wide range of applications. It is a highly concentrated specialty blend that is black in color and is diluted with available fresh or salt water at ratios from 5:1 to 35:1, depending on the specific application. It has been found to be highly effective for use as a stabilization additive for silty, sandy and gravelly soils that normally fall into the AASHTO range of A-1-2 through A-2-5.

 

A minimum treatment depth of 25 centimeters is recommended for soil stabilization. Broader application ranges are possible with the use of additional M10-2001™, but to remain economical, the addition of material to fill pore space is recommended.

 

This product is highly effective for reduction of UV damage and deterioration of the surface. As a topical coating, it has been proven effective for use in toxic site remediation on Superfund projects. The cementious action of M10-2001™ is second to none for containment of airborne particulate and leeching of water into sensitive groundwater systems in stockpiled soils that contain low level radiation, heavy metals, and plutonium. The ease of use, clean up and economical dilution ratio makes this product a favorite by our customers.

 

Independent testing conducted by the City of Calgary, in Alberta,  has proven that  airborne dust (PM-10 and PM-2.5) is reduced by as much as sixty percent after thirty days with no maintenance. As noted in their reports, there was no indication of the roadway becoming slippery when wet and a reduction of rutting was also indicated when compared to other dust abatement products and untreated soil.