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ULTRABOND® products rank among the world’s leading anchoring and doweling adhesives for use in vertical construction and transportation infrastructure projects. Many are compliant with the International Building Code (IBC) and broadly approved by state DOTs. With DOT and building code requirements converging in many states, that’s an advantage many other manufacturers can’t provide.

ULTRABOND® offers a comprehensive selection of structural adhesives at varying strengths, application temperature ranges and curing speeds. Tested in the lab. Proven on the job. Chosen by leading engineers and contractors. See what Adhesives Technology Corporation has to offer.

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What is an Adhesive Anchor?

An adhesive anchor is a post-installed anchor inserted in a hole drilled into hardened concrete, cracked concrete, or stonework. You can also use concrete anchor adhesive to attach new concrete to existing one. Simply put, an adhesive anchor uses the bond between the anchor, the adhesive, and the base material to ease the stress on the masonry base material.

What are Concrete Adhesive Anchors Used for?

Concrete anchor adhesive systems have numerous applications.

They are popular with retrofit projects and reinforcing structures without cast-in anchors or replacing a damaged in-cast anchor.

They are also common in large infrastructure projects, such as airport runways, bridges, and roadways.

The following are specific applications of our high-performance anchoring epoxies:

  • Anchoring threaded rod and reinforcing bar (rebar) into cracked or uncracked concrete using a hammer drill or uncracked concrete using a core drill
  • Suitable for dry, water-saturated, water-filled, and submerged conditions using threaded rod or rebar
  • Appropriate for horizontal, vertical down, upwardly inclined, and overhead installations
  • Suitable for core drilled installations in dry or water-saturated concrete

Advantages of Our HS-1CC High-Strength Anchoring Epoxy

Choosing an anchoring system for your project requires an in-depth analysis of the concrete, substrate material, and anchoring system. The main advantage of adhesive or epoxy anchoring systems is their ability to transfer the load from the substrate material to the cured adhesives. This strength expands adhesive anchoring systems applications, compared to expansion anchors and other mechanical options, which have stress points that can weaken them.

Adhesive anchoring epoxies override mechanical and extension anchoring systems in the following ways:

  • Adhesive anchors work in cracked concrete, where mechanical options are likely to fail.
  • They are suitable for hollow substrates.
  • You can use them when you are not sure of the strength and quality of the concrete.

When you choose our high-strength anchoring epoxy, you enjoy the following specific benefits and features:

  • You get an ICC-ES ESR-4094 evaluation report for cracked and uncracked concrete
  • Our high-performing epoxies are building code compliant in cartridge and bulk dispensing systems, IBC/IRC: 2018, 2015, 2012 & 2009
  • Compliance with the City of Los Angeles Code (LABC/LARC): 2017 and Florida Building Code (FBC): 2017
  • Compliance with the Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC): 2013
  • Our epoxies are ICC-ES AC308 and ACI 355.4, assessed for resisting short-term loading conditions up to 205 °F (96 °C)
  • All our epoxies are UL Certified – Drinking Water System Components to NSF/ANSI
  • They are lead-free
  • They are suitable for core-drilled installations in water-saturated or dry concrete
  • Our epoxies have a wide range of applications, including threaded rod, rebar & internally threaded inserts

Anchoring Epoxies and More from Adhesives Technology Corp

While you have several options for concrete anchoring systems, take your time picking one. Choose the anchoring system that best works on the existing concrete and substrate material. An analysis of the stonework and substrate material will often lead you to choose an adhesive anchor over mechanical options for most projects.

Anchoring epoxies are better than mechanical options and work well in cracked or weak concrete and hollow substrates. Visit our Anchoring & Doweling Epoxy page or contact us at Adhesives Technology Corporation to find the best product for your next project!

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