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CONSTRUCTION FIXINGS Index ready whatever the weather

Index, a reference company for the manufacture of anchors, fixings and screws in the Spanish market, has launched its new MOEPSE and ICE XTREME MOEPSE chemical mortar, a styrene-free epoxy acrylate for summer/winter weather conditions, approved with the ETA seal.

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he Index research and development team, due to the ongoing demand for chemical products capable of satisfying the most demanding needs of the market, has developed a formula suitable for all types of weather conditions: the standard MOEPSE version for a temperature range of between 5ºC and 30ºC, and the MOEPSE ICE XTREME, for adverse weather conditions in the

coldest of places, with fixing ranges between -10ºC and 20 ºC. Index underlines that the technological developments in its chemical composition and its complex

productive process have made MOEPSE the reference product in this market sector. According to Santiago Reig, technical manager at Index, the main product improvements are its “ETA

10/459 approval in option 7 galvanised steel materials and coverings, A4 stainless steel (AISI 316) and high corrosion resistant steel, its wide range of measurements (approved) of up to M24; an improvement in its mechanical resistance, its compatibility with wet and even flooded drill holes and its installation depth with threaded stud bolt, from 8mm to 20mm diameters.”

Nelson is pioneer for heavy duty anchors

Nelson® Stud Welding, part of the Doncasters Group of companies, pioneered

the use of headed concrete and deformed bar anchors, making it an expert in the field of high-stress concrete fastening applications.

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elson points out that its headed anchors are widely used in precast, cast-in-place applications for embedded plates, frames, curbing, attachments and connections; while its deformed bar anchors are ideal

for deep embedment anchors in applications including pre-cast columns, tee and beam connections, seismic sheer walls and shoring, and securing steel plates to concrete structures. The company’s newest critically engineered fastener is

the Punching Shear Resistor Stud. This is used to fabricate reinforcing rails for reinforced concrete floor slabs and foundations at the point where columns penetrate through the floor slab, to prevent ‘punching shear’.

Shear connectors are typically used in composite steel

construction design for holding concrete slabs to steel members to resist shear forces and increase shear loading capacity in steel buildings, bridges, columns, caissons and containment liners. Ken Caratelli, divisional managing director of Doncasters

Fastener Systems division, said: “With sites around the globe, Nelson Stud Welding has a strong track record of developing effective fastening solutions for a range of heavy duty applications. As well as standard studs and fasteners available for quick shipment, our custom design and engineering services allow us to develop new and innovative solutions and systems to meet evolving customer needs.”

G&B Fissaggi stands strong

G&B Fissaggi, based in Turin, Italy, highlights that its SITA ACCIAIO CE 7 (ETA-10/449) is a new steel anchor for heavy duty fixing designed for structural fixing, of static type, on solid supports.

he SITA ACCIAIO CE 7 is suitable for applications on solid supports such as stone and concrete, and is designed for through fastening. G&B Fissaggi explains that the steel anchor offers higher ductility due to it being cold forged, which allows adjustment without the anchor breaking during installation. The anchor features a stainless steel (A2)

expansion clip, made up of three sectors, which G&B Fissaggi says grants high pull-out values. The SITA ACCIAIO CE 7 is available in several lengths and

diameters from M12 to M16. It is also CE, option 7, certified for use in non-cracked concrete supports.

76 Fastener + Fixing Magazine • Issue 68 March 2011

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