Anchors for the most demanding projects 17 June 2022

INDEX – A Perfect Fixing says its TH/TF anchors, MR metal anchors, SL metal anchors, and chemical anchors, are ideal for use in the most demanding projects, where the efficacy and performance of the anchor are essential for a perfect fixing.

Fast and easy to install, the TH/TF approved high performance anchors ensure maximum performance in the nine different head models, making them suitable for installing structural and non-structural elements such as railings, shelves and temporary elements. The anchors have up to three different screwing depths (in the diameter 10 version) in C20/25 non-cracked concrete.

Their use of mechanical interference means they can be utilised in conditions with short distances between the edge of the concrete element or to other anchors, and with hollow core slabs with slim concrete thicknesses for installation. The anchors are also simple to uninstall, leaving the surface of the base material flush after use.

The anchors are available in two different coatings – zinc-plated ≥5μm and Atlantis C3-H, a special coating that provides greater corrosion resistance in category C3 atmospheres. The anchors have maximum recommended loads in C20/25 non-cracked concrete and C20/25 cracked concrete and have two ETAs – (ETA – 20/0046) and (ETA – 20/0494), as well as being approved for fire resistance and seismic approval C1 and C2.

Also available, the INDEX MT range of eight models is approved according to ETA Option 1 and Option 7 in a wide variety of metrics and lengths. The anchor’s clip expands during installation, generating friction with the base material (stone, concrete, cracked and reinforced concrete) to create the fixing.

The main advantages of this type of anchor are that it’s fast to use; once installed they can be put under stress immediately; they’re approved for cracked and non-cracked concrete; as well as also having seismic approval C1 and C2 and approval for fire resistance.

Option 1, CE and R30-120 fire resistance for use in concrete structures. The plastic component in the body prevents the anchor from breaking on itself while the anchor is being installed, ensuring its correct installation and expansion.

As an alternative, chemical anchors can be used for installing large loads in concrete or brick. Depending on the base material and the installation area (indoor or outdoor), customers can choose from vinylester, polyester or hybrid versions, such as the MO-H version, which is a versatile option developed for more demanding projects. Depending on the model, these chemical anchors are suitable for use in cracked or non-cracked concrete, masonry, and/or connections of post-installed reinforcing bars.

Over 7,000 products and counting

INDEX – A Perfect Fixing has launched its new general catalogue with new products and ranges, including over 7,000 products, as well as news and new type approvals and certifications. Among the most notable new products included in the catalogue is the new range of fixings for ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems). This range is made up of fixings and accessories such as the AIS plug (available in polyamide and metal), rosette, rosette for use with screw, metallic plug, washer for metallic plug, and spiral fixing for installation of lightweight elements on the synthetic insulation material.

The ETICS system reduces the emission of pollutant gases, contributing to protecting the environment while reducing the need for heating and/or refrigeration. This offers continuous energy savings throughout the year, facilitating a stable temperature in the home throughout the year.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.