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SET-XP® High-Strength Epoxy Adhesive


Epoxy Anchoring Adhesives

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SET-XP® epoxy anchoring adhesive is a high-strength formula for anchoring and doweling in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry applications. It is a two-part system with the resin and hardener being simultaneously dispensed and mixed through the mixing nozzle. When properly mixed, adhesive will be a uniform teal color for easy post-installation identification.

Key Features

  • 1:1 two-component, high-solids, epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formula
  • Passed the demanding ICC-ES AC308 adverse-condition tests pertaining to elevated temperatures and long-term sustained loads
  • Code listed under the IBC/IRC for cracked and uncracked concrete per ICC-ES ESR-2508
  • Code listed under the IBC/IRC for masonry per IAPMO UES ER-265
  • Suitable for use under static and seismic loading conditions in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry
  • Cure times: 24 hours at 70°F, 72 hours at 50°F
  • Easy hole-cleaning – no power-brushing required
  • Suitable for use in dry or water-saturated concrete
  • For best results, store between 45°F and 90°F
  • Available in 8.5 oz., 22 oz. and 56 oz. cartridges for application versatility
  • Manufactured in the USA using global materials
Model No. Option Packaging Qty. Carton Qty. Compatible Tools
SET-XP10 8.5 oz. single cartridge 1 12 CDT10S dispensing tool, EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET-XP22-N 22 oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 10 EDT22S, EDTA22P, EDTA22CKT dispensing tools / EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET-XP56 56 oz. side-by-side cartridge 1 6 EDTA56P dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle


  • Threaded rod anchoring and rebar doweling into concrete and masonry
  • Suitable for horizontal, vertical and overhead applications
  • Multiple DOT listings

Product Includes

  • SET-XP10 – Two EMN22i mixing nozzles and two nozzle extensions are supplied with each cartridge.
  • SET-XP22-N – One EMN22i mixing nozzle and one nozzle extension are provided with each cartridge.


Resin – white, hardener – black-green. When properly mixed, SET-XP adhesive will be a uniform teal color.

Storage Conditions

For best results, store between 45°F–90°F. To store partially used cartridges, leave hardened nozzle in place. To re-use, attach new nozzle.

Shelf Life

24 months from date of manufacture in unopened side-by-side cartridge.


  • Surfaces to receive epoxy must be clean.
  • Base material temperature must be 50°F or above at the time of installation. For best results, material should be between 70°F and 80°F at time of application.
  • To warm cold material, store cartridges in a warm, uniformly heated area or storage container. Do not immerse cartridges in water to facilitate warming.
  • Mixed material in nozzle can harden in 30 minutes at temperatures of 70°F and above.
  • Use only appropriate Simpson Strong-Tie mixing nozzle in accordance with Simpson Strong-Tie instructions. Modification or improper use of mixing nozzle may impair epoxy performance.


  • The load tables list values based upon results from the most recent testing and may not reflect those in current code reports. Where code jurisdictions apply, consult the current reports for applicable load values.
  • Use only Simpson Strong-Tie® mixing nozzles in accordance with Simpson Strong-Tie instructions. Modification or improper use of mixing nozzle may impair SET-XP adhesive performance.

Clean Up

Uncured material – Wipe up with cotton cloths. If desired, scrub area with abrasive, waterbased cleaner and flush with water. If approved, solvents such as ketones (MEK, acetone, etc.), lacquer thinner or adhesive remover can be used. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS TO CLEAN ADHESIVE FROM SKIN. Take appropriate precautions when handling flammable solvents. Solvents may damage surfaces to which they are applied. Cured Material – chip or grind off surface.

Test Criteria

Anchors installed with SET-XP® adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Masonry Elements (AC58) and 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
Glass transition temperature ASTM E1356 155°F
Bond strength (moist cure) ASTM C882 3,742 psi at 2 days
Water absorption ASTM D570 0.10%
Compressive yield strength ASTM D695 14,830 psi
Compressive modulus ASTM D695 644,000 psi
Shore D Durometer ASTM D2240 84
Gel time ASTM C881 49 minutes
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) 3 g/L

Suggested Specifications

Anchoring adhesive shall be a two-component high-solids, epoxy-based system supplied in manufacturer's standard cartridge and dispensed through a staticmixing nozzle supplied by the manufacturer. The adhesive anchor shall have been tested and qualified for performance in cracked and uncracked concrete per ICC-ES AC308. Adhesive shall be SET-XP® adhesive from Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, CA. Anchors shall be installed per Simpson Strong-Tie instructions for SET-XP epoxy adhesive.

SET-XP® Design Information

Cure Schedule

Base Material
Temperature °F
Base Material
Temperature °C
Cure Time
For water-saturated concrete, the cure times must be doubled.
50 10 72 hrs.
60 16 48 hrs.
70 21 24 hrs.
90 32 24 hrs.
110 43 24 hrs.

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