SET-XP®High-Strength Anchoring Adhesive for Cracked and Uncracked Concrete


SET-XP® is a 1:1 two-component, high-solids, epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formulated for optimum performance in both cracked and uncracked concrete. SET-XP® adhesive has been rigorously tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 and 2009 IBC requirements and has proven to offer increased reliability in the most adverse conditions, including performance in cracked concrete under static and seismic loading. SET-XP® adhesive is teal in color in order to be identified as a high-performance adhesive for adverse conditions. Resin and hardener are dispensed and mixed simultaneously through the mixing nozzle. SET-XP® adhesive exceeds the ASTM C 881 specification for Type I and Type IV, Grade 3, Class C epoxy.

When SET-XP® adhesive is used with all threaded rod or rebar, the system can be used in tension and seismic zones where there is a risk of cracks occurring that pass through the anchor location. It is also suitable for uncracked concrete conditions.

Surfaces to receive epoxy must be clean. The base-material temperature must be 50º F or above at the time of installation. For best results, material should be 70–80º F at the time of application. Cartridges should not be immersed in water to facilitate warming. To warm cold material, the cartridges should be stored in a warm, uniformly-heated area or storage container for a sufficient time to allow epoxy to warm completely. Mixed material in nozzle can harden in 5–7 minutes at a temperature of 40º F or above.