Peaks of strength - a new generation of chemical anchors Mount Everest and Makalu by Klimas Wkręt-me

03 August 2022

Klimas Wkręt-met, the leader in fastening techniques, informs about new properties of chemical anchors. As a result, professionals have at their disposal glued anchors with even greater strength, a wider range of applications and an extended service life.

Professional chemical anchors of the Klimas Wkręt-met brand belong to the products certified by the European Technical Approvals (ETA). Created with sustainable construction in mind, they meet the criteria of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) environmental certificate. The Mount Everest and Makalu chemical anchors have been tested against the standards contained in the strength approvals. Thanks to this, the manufacturer has significantly expanded the possibilities of using this assembly version.

Chemical anchors - a solution for professionals

Chemical anchors work well wherever the safety of the connection is important. A chemical anchor consists of a steel bar and an injection anchor, usually two-component. In the case of chemical anchoring, the cleaned mounting hole is partially filled with resin before the anchor rod is inserted. Its ability to connect with the irregular shape of the drilled hole makes it very effective in transferring loads along the entire length of the joint, using the bonding forces. The most important advantages of chemical anchors include the possibility of using them in various types of substrates, both in cracked and non-cracked concrete, as well as for installation in brick walls, hollow blocks, silicate blocks and aerated concrete. Pasting threaded and rebar into concrete of an existing structure is used in the construction of new facilities, but is often used in the reconstruction, reinforcement and joining of structures.

Mount Everest - a chemical anchor that has been strong for generations

The Mount Everest anchor is one of the most advanced formulas in the portfolio of chemical anchors. Thanks to its properties, it is used in demanding investments, from the construction of buildings and civil engineering structures, to the construction of roads and bridges, where this method is used to make fastenings and catches in structure elements subject to static and quasi-static load on various surfaces. - The formula of the Mount Everest chemical anchor developed by our laboratory is designed to provide professional contractors with maximum strength and durability of connections - says Wiktor Paradny, global product manager at Klimas Wkręt-met. - These properties are of particular importance in construction, where the required durability standard is calculated for 100 years. Such durability of our Mount Everest chemical anchors is confirmed by all tests carried out as part of tests in accordance with applicable standards - he adds.

Makalu - the universal chemical anchor for extreme applications

The installation of the chemical anchor is most often carried out in places where classic products turn out to be ineffective. A unique product in this category is the Makalu universal chemical anchor, which is characterized by a wide range of applications. Tests confirmed the possibility of their use in indoor and outdoor conditions, in humid rooms, in industrial and marine environments, and in particularly aggressive conditions. They are used to protect multi-layer arches, multi-layer wall connections, fixings and fixings for lighting installations, they are suitable for repairing lintels, cornices and bay windows. They can also be used for fixing steel elements of column structures, protective barriers, plinths of machines and devices, rails, guides, window frames, wooden structures, gratings, hinges, pipe connectors, cable routes to the ground.

- The Makalu chemical anchor can be used on all types of surfaces, from ceramic blocks, bricks, silicate, to cellular concrete. It allows for the anchoring of many types of threaded or reinforcing rods, and the selection of rod diameters in various strength classes and the adjustment of the anchorage depth additionally increases the usable range of this system - explains our interlocutor.

Environmentally friendly chemical anchors

For almost three decades, there has been a discussion about certification in the field of environmental impact assessment of buildings and infrastructure. This issue is particularly important in the context of the implementation of the sustainable development goals, to which the construction industry is particularly committed.

- As a supplier of fastening techniques for the construction industry, we take into account our impact on the environment. That is why we develop our products so that they meet the highest standards in terms of their durability, but at the same time meet all the requirements for green construction. In the case of chemical anchors, these are products that are safe both for the environment and for users, emphasizes Wiktor Paradny.

Klimas Wkręt-met chemical anchors can be used in facilities intended for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. It is a holistic green building certification system that does not focus on a single element of a facility such as energy, water or health, but looks at the overall picture, including all the critical elements that work together to create the best building possible.

Support for the design of fixtures

Anchors are specialist products, therefore their use requires a design based on accurate load calculations. Klimas Wkręt-met provides full technical support and dedicated tools for calculating fixtures in the form of the DesignFiX application.

- The task of our application is the maximum support for designers, engineers and contractors in designing structures in accordance with the investment requirements - explains the expert.

- This application is based on an intuitive interface that allows you to seamlessly enter all data directly into the 3D drawing. The program selects the optimal anchorage depth, saving the investor's money and the installer's time. It provides a choice of various resins, different types and diameters of bars, different grades of steel and anti-corrosion coatings. Clear and comprehensive results pages can be printed or attached to the documentation in the form of a pdf document - sums up Wiktor Paradny.

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