RELEVANCE AND NOVELTY
Non-metallic materials are increasingly used in the construction sector. While composites have been used for some time, with thousands of commercially available polymers (including renewable polymers) new applications of polymers in the construction sector are continuously emerging. An example are the new polymer-based rebars for reinforcement in concrete structures.
On the other hand, polymer concrete is used for new construction or repairing of old concrete. Recent progress has led to significant reductions in cost, and, thus, the use of polymer concrete is becoming more widespread.