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SET-3G™ High-Strength Epoxy Adhesive

SET-3G™

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SET-3G is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives with high design strength and proven performance. SET-3G is a 1:1 ratio, two-component, anchoring adhesive for concrete (cracked and uncracked). SET-3G installs and performs in a variety of environmental conditions and temperature extremes.

Key Features

  • Exceptional performance — superior bond strengths permit ductile solutions in high seismic areas
  • Design flexibility — improved sustained load performance at elevated temperature
  • Jobsite versatility — can be specified for all base material conditions when in-service temperatures range from -40°F (-40°C) to 176°F (80°C)
  • Recognized per ICC ES AC308 for post-installed rebar development and splice length design provisions
  • Code listed for installation with the Speed Clean™ DXS, dustless drilling system without further hole cleaning
  • Wire brush hole-cleaning system for conventional blow-brush-blow cleaning method for anchoring
  • With higher bond strengths, ductile solutions can often be achieved with SET-3G in high seismic areas
  • Low-odor formulation
  • 1:1 ratio, two-component, high-strength, epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formula
  • When properly mixed, SET-3G will be a uniform gray color
  • Suitable for use in cracked and uncracked concrete
  • Suitable for use in dry, water-saturated or water-filled concrete
  • Use with threaded rod or rebar
  • Substrate installation temperature from 40°F (4°C) to 100°F (38°C)
  • In-service temperature range of –40°F (–40°C) to 176°F (80°C)
  • For best results, store between 45°F (7°C) and 90°F (32°C)
  • 24-month shelf life
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) — 2 g/L
  • Manufactured in the USA using global materials
Model No. Option Packaging Qty. Carton Qty. Compatible Tools
SET3G10 8.5-oz. coaxial cartridge 1 12 CDT10S dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle (included)
SET3G22-N 22-oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 10 EDT22S, EDTA22P, EDTA22CKT dispensing tools / EMN22i mixing nozzle (included)
SET3G56 56 oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 6 EDTA56P dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle (not included)

Applications

  • Threaded rod anchor and rebar dowel installations in cracked and uncracked concrete under a wide variety of environmental installation and use conditions
  • Installation in downward, horizontal and upwardly inclined (including overhead) orientations
  • Qualified for use in structures assigned to Seismic Design Categories A through F

Installation

  • Surfaces to receive epoxy must be clean per approved hole cleaning method.
  • Base-material temperatures must be 40°F (4°C) or above at the time of installation. For best results, adhesive should be conditioned to a temperature between 70°F (21°C) and 80°F (37°C) at the time of installation.
  • To warm cold adhesive, store cartridges in a warm, uniformly heated area or storage container. Do not immerse cartridges in water or use microwave to facilitate warming.
  • Mixed material can harden in the dispensing nozzle within 30 minutes at 70°F (21°C).
  • Use only Simpson Strong-Tie mixing nozzles in accordance with Simpson Strong-Tie instructions. Modification or improper use of mixing nozzle may impair SET-3G adhesive performance.
  • For full instructions, see Adhesive Anchoring Installation Instructions.

Test Criteria

  • SET-3G has been tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308, ACI 355.4 and applicable ASTM test methods.

Cure Schedule

Concrete
Temperature °F
Concrete
Temperature °C
Gel Time (mins.) Cure Time (hrs.)
1. For SI: 1°F = (°C x 9/5) + 32.
2. For water-saturated concrete and water-filled holes, the cure times should be doubled.
3. For installation of anchors in concrete where the temperature is below 70°F (21°C), the adhesive must be conditioned to a minimum temperature of 70°F (21°C).
40 4 120 192
50 10 75 72
60 16 50 48
70 21 35 24
90 32 25 24
100 38 15 24

SET-3G Typical Properties

Property Class B Class C Test Method
(40°–60°F) (>60°F)
Consistency Non-sag Non-sag ASTM C881
Bond Strength, Slant Shear Hardened to Hardened Concrete, 2-Day Cure1 3,700 psi 3,300 psi ASTM C882
Hardened to Hardened Concrete, 14-Day Cure1 3,850 psi 3,350 psi
Fresh to Hardened Concrete, 14-Day Cure2 2,750 psi 2,750 psi
Compressive Yield Strength, 7-Day Cure2 13,000 psi 15,350 psi ASTM D695
Compressive Modulus, 7-Day Cure2 650,000 psi 992,000 psi ASTM D695
Heat Deflection Temperature, 7-Day Cure2 147°F (64°C) ASTM D648
Glass Transition Temperature, 7-Day Cure2 149°F (65°C) ASTM E1356
Decomposition Temperature, 24-Hour Cure2 500°F (260°C) ASTM E2550
Water Absorption, 24-Hours, 7-Day Cure2 0.13% ASTM D570
Shore D Hardness, 24-Hour Cure2 84 ASTM D2240
Linear Coefficient of Shrinkage, 7-Day Cure2 0.002 in./in. ASTM D2566
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion2 2.3 x 10-5 in./in.°F ASTM C531
  1. Material and curing conditions: Class B at 40° ± 2°F, Class C at 60° ± 2°F.
  2. Material and curing conditions: 73° ± 2°F.

Related Literature

Code Reports & Compliance

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