Jeff Tobler's Blog – January 2014 Archive (1)

Old School Additives

Seeing the various additives used for special application mortars over the past 1900 years, makes me appreciate the modern era's ability to synthesize.

Table 8: The effect of natural organic additives on lime-based mortars (4; 9; 5; 35)

Type of additive Natural compound

Increasing strength - Sugar, molasses, fats, fruit juices, rye dough, rice starch, gluten,

curdled milk, egg white, vegetable gums, casein, cheese, blood


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Added by Jeff Tobler on January 8, 2014 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

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