The Euclid Chemical Co. has launched Dural ICC Gel, a new adhesive anchoring solution with enhanced temperature and creep resistance capabilities that can be used across all areas of a building.
Touted to be one of the most highly engineered and extensively tested two-component, hybrid adhesive anchors available, the gel is an ideal choice for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. It ensures that threaded rods and rebar are firmly attached to the concrete and that concrete will bond effectively to concrete.
The standards to which Dural ICC Gel has been analyzed and approved include the International Code Council (ICC-ES Report 4255) and NSF/ANSI Standard 61, as well as many state transportation departments.
The gel’s creep resistance is one of its key attributes. Creep is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform under the influence of heat or applied loads. However, the gel avoids creep effects even when subjected to heavy loads and sustained temperatures of up to 180 degrees F.
When the minimum installation temperature and the maximum short-term loading temperatures are considered, this product has a wide approved use range. It will maintain its anchoring abilities at both ends of the temperature range, with a range that goes as low as 5 degrees F and as high as 302.
This versatility is exemplified by the fact that the gel will consistently perform 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 all year-round. It cures in only 45 minutes.