Araldite ® Archorbond


EPOXY RESIN GROUT FOR FIXING ANCHORS, BOLTS AND STARTER BARS
 
USES
For high strength corrosion resistant anchoring of bolts and bars into concrete, rock or masonry.
Particularly useful where early application of load is required.
For installation of starter bars, foundation bolts, railway tracks, ground anchors, crane rails and any other high load permanent fixing.

SPECIAL FEATURES
* RAPID STRENGTH GAIN
* VIBRATION RESISTANT
* CORROSION RESISTANT
* HIGH LOAD BEARING CAPACITY
* NO SHRINKAGE

DESCRIPTION
Araldite Anchorbond,Anchorbond is a three component system based on Araldite epoxy resins.
Two grades are available:
Araldite Anchorbond P, which may be poured into holes in floors.
Araldite Anchorbond T, which is a thixotropic grade for use in walls or overhead structures.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
 Time at
 10° C20° C30° C
Pot life
Initial hardness
Ready for load
11/2 hours
30 hours
96 hours
1 hour
15 hours
48 hours
1 1/a hours
8 hours
24 hours

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

 Typical results
Compressive strength
Flexural strength in tension
Adhesion to concrete
Modulus of elasticity
Density
75 N/mm2
15N/mm2
4-5 N/mm2
10000 N/mm2
1 ,7-1 ,9 gr/cm3

CLEANING DOWN
Use Huntsman Cleaning Fluid.

YIELD
Araldite Anchorbond:
3 kg pack yields 1800 cm3 of grout approximately. The table below indicates the volume of grout in cm3 required for each 100 mm of bond according to bolt and hole diameter

HOLEØ (mm)
BOLT DIAMETER
12 mm 16 mm 20 mm 25 mm 32 mm 38 mm 44 mm 51 mm
20
25
25
50
40
25
32
80
70
60
40
38
100
100
75
45
45
150
130
100
70
51
180
150
120
75
57
235
200
170
130
80
64
300
280
250
200
160
76
425
400
350
300



 

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Araldite Anchorbond when submerged for 12 months in test reagent was unaffected by the following chemicals

Water de-ionized
Javelle water
Sulphuric acid
Sulphuric acid
Nitric acid
Caustic soda
Gasoline leaded
Toluene
Xylene
Styrene
111-Trichloroethane
Skydrol 500 A (Hydraulic fluid)
Octanol
.
.
10 %
30 %
30 %
20 %

 

THERMAL PROPERTIES
Grouting may be carried .out at ambient temperatures between 69 C and 30s C.
The cured grout is completely resistant to frost and extreme sub-zero temperatures. Continuous exposure to load at temperatures above 45s C
should be avoided.
Huntsman should be contacted for advice prior to specification if higher temperatures are anticipated.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
PREPARATION

The concrete structure must be solid and strong enough for the intended load.
Optimum performance of Araldite Anchorbond requires the formation of a mechanical fixing through chemical hardening of the grout. Holes must therefore provide a mechanical key.
Drilled holes should be prepared by a rotary percussive drill with air or water flush.
Diamond drilled holes must be under-reamed.
Cast in holes must be of inverse dovetail configuration. If parallel sided holes are cast they should be rough to provide adequate keying.
However formed, the hole must be clean and free from dust, grease or dirt.
All bars should be degreased and all flakey rust removed.


.MIXING
Mechanical mixing of resin based materials is preferred whenever possible.
In order to avoid trapping air in the material, mixers running at less than 400 rpm are recommended. For small quantities, manual mixing is acceptable.

PLACING
Araldite Anchorbond is supplied in 3 pre-weighed packs of exact proportions. No other materials should be added. Stir the contents of each tin
thoroughly.
Pour the entire contents of the hardener into the resin and mix until uniform. Slowly add the graded filler and mix until fully blended.
Araldite Anchorbond P may then be poured into the hole.
Araldite Anchorbond T should be pumped into the hole starting from its deepest part and working backwards to avoid trapping any air. Due to its
thixotropic nature, it will not run out even, from overhead cavities. The steel bar should then be worked into the grout and fixed in place until
hardening is complete. Ensure placing and fixing is completed within the pot life of the mixed batch.

CURING
Allow the grout to fully harden before applying load.

STORAGE
Shelf life of 12 months minimum if stored below 25s C.

CAUTION
Keep uncured epoxy materials away from the mouth, food or drink.
Do not use empty tins to store food even if they appear to have been cleaned. Always wear gloves or barrier cream when handling uncured epoxy materials. Clean any splashes or smears from the skin immediately using warm water and soap. Avoid inhaling vapour. Do not use below 59 C.

NOTICE
The information in this publication, given in good faith, is based on the present state of our knowledge but all recommendations are made without guarantee since the conditions of use are beyond our control. Buyers and users should make their own assessment of our products under their own conditions and for their own requirements.