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SET® Epoxy Adhesive


Epoxy Anchoring Adhesives

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SET is a high-strength, non-shrink, epoxy-based adhesive formulated for anchoring and doweling threaded rod and rebar. Resin and hardener are dispensed and mixed simultaneously through the mixing nozzle.

Key Features

  • Code listed under the IBC/IRC for URM per ICC-ES ESR-1772
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM C881 specification for Type I and IV, Grade 3, Class C
  • Cure times – 24 hours at 65°F, 72 hours at 40°F
  • Easy hole-cleaning procedure – no power-brushing required
  • Suitable for use in damp or wet anchor sites
  • When properly mixed, adhesive will be a uniform gray color
  • Available in 22 oz. and 56 oz. cartridges for application versatility
  • Manufactured in the USA using global materials
Model No. Option Carton Qty. Compatible Tools
SET22 22 oz. side-by-side cartridge 10 EDT22S, EDTA22CKT or EDTA22P dispensing tools / EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET22-N 22 oz. side-by-side cartridge 10 EDT22S, EDTA22CKT or EDTA22P dispensing tools / EMN22i mixing nozzle
SET56 56 oz. side-by-side cartridge 6 EDTA56P dispensing tool / EMN22i mixing nozzle


  • Threaded rod anchoring and rebar doweling into concrete, masonry and URM (red brick)
  • Pick-proof sealant around doors, windows and fixtures
  • Paste-over for crack injection preparation
  • Bonding hardened concrete to hardened concrete
  • CalTrans and multiple DOT listings


Resin – white, hardener – black. When properly mixed SET adhesive will be a uniform light gray 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 40°F or above at the time of installation. For best results, material should be 70°–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.


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.

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 adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Anchors in Unreinforced Masonry Elements (AC60).

Property Test Method Result*
*Material and curing conditions: 73 ± 2˚F, unless otherwise noted.
Consistency ASTM C881 Non-sag/thixotropic paste
Heat deflection temperature ASTM D648 136°F (58°C)
Bond strength (moist cure) ASTM C882 3,218 psi (2 days)
3,366 psi (14 days)
Water absorption ASTM D570 0.11% (24 hours)
Compressive yield strength ASTM D695 5,065 psi (24 hours)
12,650 psi (7 days)
Compressive modulus ASTM D695 439,000 psi (7 days)
Shore D Durometer ASTM D2240 81
Gel time (75°F) ASTM C881 30 minutes – 60 gram mass
60 minutes – thin film
VOC ASTM D2369 6 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 static-mixing nozzle supplied by the manufacturer. Epoxy shall meet the minimum requirements of ASTM C-881 specification for Type I, II, IV, and V, Grade 3, Class B and C and must develop a minimum 12,650 psi compressive yield strength after 7 day cure. Epoxy must have a heat deflection temperature of a minimum 136°F (58°C). Adhesive shall be SET adhesive from Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, CA. Anchors shall be installed per Simpson Strong-Tie instructions for SET adhesive.

SET® Design Information

Cure Schedule

Base Material
Temperature °F
Base Material
Temperature °C
Cure Time
For water-saturated concrete (including damp and water-filled holes), the cure times must be doubled.
40 4 72 hrs.
65 18 24 hrs.
85 29 20 hrs.
90 32 16 hrs.

In-Service Temperature Sensitivity

Base Material
Temperature °F
Base Material
Temperature °C
Allowable Load
1. Refer to temperature sensitivity chart for allowable bond strength reduction for temperature. See Anchoring and Fastening Systems for Concrete and Masonry catalog, “Supplemental Topics for Anchors.”
2. Percent allowable load may be linearly interpolated for intermediate base material temperatures.
3. °C = (°F-32) / 1.8
40 4 100%
70 21 100%
110 43 100%
135 57 75%
150 66 44%
180 82 20%

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