As featured in the November issue of Concrete Products. Euclid Chemical’s newest adhesive anchoring solution, Dural ICC Gel, delivers what product engineers note are market-leading temperature and creep resistance properties for hardware critical to ensuring threaded rods and rebar are firmly embedded in concrete structures. Specifiers, contractors and developers can rest assured that the adhesive will provide the strength and bonding necessary, engineers add, as it has been widely tested and been found to consistently perform.
The adhesive can be used for anchoring across a building or structure, including vertical down, horizontal, upwardly inclined and overhead conditions. Dura ICC Gel resists tension and shear forces from static, wind and earthquake loads.
Standards to which Dural ICC Gel has been analyzed and approved include the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES Report 4255) and NSF/ANSI Standard 61, as well those of many state departments of transportation. The product is one of the most highly engineered and extensively tested two-component, hybrid adhesive anchors available, the manufacturer contends, making it suitable for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects.
Resistance to creep—the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform under the influence of heat or applied loads—is among key Dural ICC Gel attributes. The product avoids creep effects even when subjected to heavy loads and sustained temperatures of up to 180°F. When the minimum installation temperature and the maximum short term loading temperatures are taken into account, engineers contend, Dural ICC GEL has the widest approved use range, from 5°F to 302°F, of any adhesive anchoring solution on the market. The temperature resistance makes the product robust and provides contractors and anchor installers needed versatility when working onsite; only one product needs to be stocked to cover the whole range of application temperatures and there is no risk of using the wrong product at the wrong temperature.
Dural ICC Gel performs consistently, even in extreme work conditions such as dry, wet and water-filled concrete or when being applied into drilled holes that are underwater. This combination of resistance and application properties ensures rapid bolt-up times and high productivity year-round. The curing time of an adhesive anchoring system is a vitally important factor, as no load should be placed on the concrete or bolt in question until it has finished curing. With a curing time of only 45 minutes, Dura ICC Gel allows crews to quickly move on to the next stage instead of having to wait around for the adhesive to be ready.