Epcon S7 is a fast cure hybrid epoxy for concrete applications from ITW Red Head.  Introduced to the market one year ago, Epcon S7 is the only code approved fast cure adhesive that can be used in water saturated, water filled and submerged holes.  It was demonstrated at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 20-24.

"Epcon S7 is a great cold weather product.  It can solve the majority of jobs needing an adhesive solution in temperatures below 40° (F)," said J Schneider, Marketing Director for ITW Commercial Construction North America.  "On the job site, it saves time and money by allowing construction crews to install threaded rod or rebar in concrete that otherwise is too damp or soaked to bond with other adhesives.  It is the only code approved fast cure adhesive designed to cure in concrete underwater."

Architects and engineers have found several advantages with Epcon S7 when specifying adhesives for dry or wet concrete applications.  Designed to simplify specification and code compliance, Epcon S7 gives architects and engineers the ability to use one calculation across more environmental conditions.  It also simplifies installation with superior performance by supporting better minimum edge and spacing distances than other adhesives.

Epcon S7 is one of the products in Epcon Anchoring Solutions options.  The leading brand line for epoxy and acrylic formulations includes the new Epcon C6+, A7 Acrylic Adhesive, and G5 High Strength Epoxy, as well as screens, umbrella inserts, dispensing tools and accessories.

Third party approvals include the following:

ICC-ES Report Number ESR No. 2308   Approved for use in cracked and uncracked concrete applicationsApproved for all Seismic Zones (A-F)IBC 2009/2006/2003/2000IRC 2009/2006/2003/2000Nation Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ListedASTM C881 Type I, II, IV; Class A,B,CFlorida Building Code

To view the Epcon S7 ICC-ES Report, visit www.icc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/ICC-ES/ESR-2308.pdf

About ITW Red Head

Since inventing the concrete anchor in 1910, the ITW Red Head family of concrete anchoring solutions continues to offer premium products to commercial and residential builders around the world.  Besides the Epcon line of adhesives, Red Head also offers the Trubolt line of mechanical anchors and the Tapcon line of screw anchors.  For more information, visit www.itwredhead.com.