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Hammer-in Glass Capsule Chemical Anchoring System

Hammer-in Glass Capsule

A single use rapid cure chemical anchor with pre-measured proportions of epoxy acrylate resin, chemical activator ( hardener ) and quartz in a sealed glass capsule. Thorough mixing of the components during the driving of  dowel or rod directly through the capsule initiates the chemical reaction thus bonding and holding it to the base materials.

Chemical anchors are referred to resin based adhesive systems that bonding bolts, steel studs, reinforcing bars, anchorages, fixtures into a substrate, for example concrete, masonry or drywall. The distinct advantage of chemical anchors over mechanical anchors is  high break resistance due to tough, elastic, and stress-free bonding between fixtures and pre-drilled holes as no expansion forces are exerted against the wall of base materials.

Hammer-in Glass Capsule

Typical Installation of Hammer-in Glass Capsule

Step-by-Step Installation  of  Hammer-in Glass Capsule Chemical Anchoring System
1. Drill a hole using carbide tipped bit meeting the right diameter requirement and minimum depth in solid substrate.
2. Clean the hole thoroughly with nylon or metal brush, and blow away dust and debris with compressed air or blow out bulb.
3. Insert  correct sized glass capsule into the cleaned anchor hole. Be careful to observe the direction of the insertion; with the arrow pointing in the direction of hole ( with hardener at the top ). 
4. Place setting tool overhead of stud or drive in the deformed bar until it reaches bottom. Stop driving action immediately upon touching the bottom of the anchor hole.
5.  Allow  chemical  to cure for specified time before attaching fixture. Tighten bolt with torque wrench to recommended torque.


1. Rebar and threaded rod dowelling
2. Close anchoring spacing and edge distance
3. All kinds of facades and curtain wall installations
4. Anchoring of gondolas and steel structures

A Quick Look at Other Types of Chemical Anchoring

 1. Spin Capsule
- Total encapsulated system, pre-measured, no mess, no waste
- Exhibits stress-free anchoring, suitable for close anchoring spacing and edge distance
- Excellent resistance to dynamic loading and corrosive environment
- Fast curing
- Suitable for:
* Diamond core-drilled holes ( smooth drilled surface )
* High load
* Overhead applications

2. Polyester Chemistry
- An economical grade of anchoring adhesive
- 2-component injection mortars
- Fast curing, quick solution for most general applications under standard conditions
- Sensitive for water and weather in outdoor applications
- Suitable for :
* Hammer-drilled holes
* Medium load

Example : REBAR-FIXZ MIC 80

3. Vinyl Ester ( Epoxy Acrylate ) Chemistry
- 2-component injection mortars
- Combination of fast curing property of polyester and good thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy resin
- Versatile for all common building materials
- Water- and weather-proof, broad spectrum chemical resistance
- Suitable for :
* Hammer-drilled holes
* High load

4. Pure Epoxy Chemistry
- Two component
- Good bonding characteristic
- Shallower embedment depth requirement
- Versatile for all common building materials
- Specialty grade available with damp holes and underwater application
- Suitable for :
* Diamond core-drilled holes ( smooth drilled surface )
* Extreme load

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