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Construction Materials Fundamentals of Dry-Mix Mortars

Instructor-led training | Customers & Distributors


This course will present the applications of VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions in dry-mix mortars. Content will also include a discussion of guideline formulations and an introduction to key test methods, standards, formulation development and testing.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


Function and mechanism of hydraulic binders; theory and effects of dispersions and polymer powders; functions of additives in dry-mix mortars; theoretical introduction to key applications (tile adhesives, tile grouts, skim coats, exterior insulation and finish systems); discussion of guideline formulations; key tests and standards (in the lab); formulation development and lab trial (in the lab).

Seminar objectives

This three-day seminar on VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions is a successful mix of theoretical and practical exercises in our applications lab. You will gain a varieity of interesting insights into the world of dry-mix mortars, ranging from raw materials and additives to dry-mix mortar products and requirements. The course will also cover dry-mix mortar formulation and testing.

Target audience

Technical managers, R&D managers or engineers in need of basic knowledge in construction chemistry

Seminar language


Fee (includes value-added tax)

0.00 CNY

Number of participants

5 - 15


Dr. Tina Duan

Dr. Tina Duan is a senior technical manager for WACKER POLYMERS in China. She is in charge of the ADTS team and technical support for the region. She obtained a PhD in Materialogy at Tongji University and joined WACKER in May 2008. She has extensive experience with applications of dispersible polymer powders.