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SET-3G™ High-Strength Epoxy Adhesive


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SET-3G is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie. Formulated to provide superior performance in cracked and uncracked concrete at elevated temperatures, SET-3G installs and performs in a variety of environmental conditions and temperature extremes. The exceptional bond strength of SET-3G results in high design strengths.

Key Features

  • Exceptional performance — superior bond-strength values at even long-term elevated temperature of 110°F (43°C) using optimized drill bit diameters
  • Tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 and ACI 355.4 for use in cracked and uncracked normal-weight and lightweight concrete
  • Code listed under IBC/IRC for cracked and uncracked concrete per ICC-ES ESR-4057
  • Code listed equivalent to cast-in-place reinforcing bars governed by ACI 318 and IBC Chapter 19
  • Design flexibility — can be specified for dry or water-saturated conditions when in-service temperatures range from -40°F (-40°C) to 176°F (80°C)
  • Jobsite versatility — can be installed in dry, water-saturated or water-filled holes in base materials with temperatures between 40°F (4°C) and 100°F (38°C)
  • Maximized production and safety — qualified for installation using the Speed Clean™ DXS dust extraction drilling system as an alternative to the conventional blow-brush-blow hole-cleaning method
  • Wire brush hole-cleaning system for conventional blow-brush-blow cleaning method for anchoring
  • Available in two cartridge configurations for maximum versatility — 8.5 oz. coaxial or 22 oz. side-by-side cartridges dispensed using manual, battery or pneumatic dispensing tools
  • With higher bond strengths, ductile solutions can often be achieved with SET-3G in high seismic areas
  • 1:1 ratio, two-component, high-strength, epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formula
  • Two-year shelf life for unopened cartridges stored between 45°F (7°C) and 90°F (32°C)
  • Low-odor formulation
  • When properly mixed, SET-3G will be a uniform gray color
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) — 1.9 g/L
  • Manufactured in the USA using global materials
  • SET-3G code listed for installation with the Speed Clean™ DXS drill bits without any further cleaning (ICC-ES ESR-4057)
Model No. Option Packaging Qty. Carton Qty. Compatible Tools
SET3G10 8.5-oz. coaxial cartridge 1 12 CDT10S dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET3G22-N 22-oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 10 EDT22S, EDTA22P, EDTA22CKT dispensing tools / EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET3G56 56 oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 6 EDTA56P dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle (not included)


  • 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

Product Includes

  • SET3G22-N — One EMN21i mixing nozzle and one extension are supplied with each cartridge
  • SET3G10 — Two EMN22i mixing nozzles and two nozzle extensions are supplied with each cartridge


  • 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.

Cure Schedule

Temperature °F
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

Test Criteria

Anchors installed with SET-3G adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements (AC308).

Property Test Method Result*
* Material and curing conditions: 73 ± 2˚F, unless otherwise noted.
Consistency ASTM C881 Passed, non-sag
Heat deflection ASTM D648 147°F
Bond strength (moist cure) ASTM C882 3,306 psi at 2 days
Water absorption ASTM D570 0.13%
Compressive yield strength ASTM D695 15,390 psi
Compressive modulus ASTM D695 991,830 psi
Shore D durometer ASTM D2240 84
Gel time ASTM C881 52 minutes
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) 1.9 g/L

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