The glass-transition temperature refers to the temperature at which polymers will be converted from an elastic state to a glassy state, expressed by Tg. When the temperature is higher than Tg, the material is rubber-like in behavior and generates the elastic deformation under load; when the temperature is lower than Tg, the material is glass-like.. read more →

The minimum film-forming temperature refers to the minimum temperature at which polymers form a continuous film, expressed by MFT. If the cement hydration temperature is below this value, the energy supplied will not be enough to start film formation. At this time polymers will be present in the form of intermittent particles in the cement.. read more →