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Find the Right Adhesive Anchoring System for Your Job

Adhesive Anchoring Systems from DeWalt® Engineered by Powers™

The Bond that Holds the System Together

With 3 levels of performance, these new adhesive anchors allow you the choice from the cost efficient options all the way to the heavy duty working load options, that will give you the highest level of performance. All 3 levels of the new adhesive anchoring systems from DeWalt® Engineered by Powers™ will provide you with reliable installation each and every time. Read on to learn more about each of these new lines of adhesive anchors. From the High Performance to the Basic lines, we want to help you find the right adhesive for your job.

Looking for ICC-ES & Seismic Approved Adhesive Anchors?

When looking for ICC-ES and Seismic approved adhesive anchors, be sure to check out the High Performance and Standard Adhesive Anchoring Systems. The AC200+™,  PURE110+®, AC100+ GOLD® are all ICC-ES and Seismic approved adhesive anchoring systems. With the PURE50+™ only being ICC-ES approved.

High Performance Adhesives

AC200+™ – Acrylic Injection Adhesive Anchoring SystemAC200

  • ICC-ES APPROVED – approved for cracked and uncracked concrete
  • SEISMIC – approved for seismic design categories A-F
  • BOND STRENGTH – high performance
  • CONVENIENT – wide installation temperature range with small edge distances and spacings
  • EASY TO USE – fast hardening adhesive; reliable installation and easy to dispense
  • CLEANING – hand or power brush clean; or use the Hollow Drill Bit / DustX+™ cleaning method
  • EMBEDMENT – depths ranging from 4d to 20d

AC200 Listings

PURE110+® – Epoxy Injection Adhesive Anchoring SystemPure110

  • ICC-ES APPROVED – approved for cracked and uncracked concrete, and seismic applications
  • ICC-ES APPROVED – for post-installed rebar
  • SEISMIC – approved for seismic design categories A-F
  • BOND STRENGTH – high bond strength at 110° F; no reduction in bond strength due to service temperature shifts
  • VERSATILE – dispensing options – 1:1 and 3:1
  • CONVENIENT – easy hole cleaning methods and fast curing times

Pure110 Listings

Standard Adhesives

AC100+ GOLD® – Vinylester Injection Adhesive Anchoring SystemAC100gold

  • ICC-ES APPROVED – approved for cracked and uncracked concrete, and grouted or hollow masonry
  • SEISMIC – approved for seismic design categories A-F
  • LOW TEMPERATURE DISPENSING – approved for dispensing down to 14° F
  • VERSATILE – low odor formula with quick cure time
  • DOT – wide range of listings; 27 states
  • CERTIFIED TO NSF/ANSI 61 – drinking water system components

AC100Gold Listings

PURE50+™ – Epoxy Injection Adhesive Anchoring Systempure50

  • ICC-ES APPROVED – approved for cracked and uncracked concrete
  • EVALUATED AND RECOGNIZED – for long and short term loading
  • INSTALLATION TEMPERATURE – can be installed in a wide range of base material temperatures
  • TESTED – for creep resistance
  • DESIGNED – specifically with road, bridge and concrete contractors in mind
  • EVALUATED AND RECOGNIZED – for freeze/thaw performance

Pure50 Listings

Basic Adhesives

AC50™ – Adhesive Anchoring SystemAC50CURES – down to 5° F

  • INSTALLATION TEMPERATURE – installs in a wide range of material temperatures
  • EVALUATED AND RECOGNIZED – for long and short term loading

AC50 Listings

PURE GP – Epoxy Injection Adhesive Anchoring SystemPureGP

  • DESIGNED – for use with threaded rod and rebar

PureGP Listings

The Importance of Code Compliant Anchors

When you’re shopping for anchors, you may notice that many of them will say that they are “code compliant.” If you’re new to the world of purchasing anchors, you may not fully understand what this means, and the value of them.  To help you become much more knowledgeable about purchasing the best anchors on the market, we’re going to tell you the meaning behind “code compliant anchors.”


About Code Compliant Anchors

When someone builds a building, the builder is expected to make the structure as safe as possible. This includes every type of structure imaginable such as condos, malls, hospitals, schools, and more. During the construction, everyone involved in the planning and building phases must be sure they are considering the structural safety of the building. The point of this is to ensure that once the structure is complete, it is stable and strong to withstand damage and most elements.

To hold owners, engineers, contractors, inspectors and code officials responsible for the safe construction of structures, International Building or Residential Codes have been implemented. Currently, 49 states have these codes in effect.

In these codes, all individuals working on the planning, design and construction of structures must use code compliant items to remain within the parameters of the code. Those not using code compliant items can and will receive ramifications.

It’s important to know that in these codes, there are some structures in which you do not need to use code compliant anchors. This includes non-structural anchoring. An example of non-structural anchoring is drywall fastening. Since the drywall doesn’t directly affect the strength of the structure, the code does not require code compliant anchors.

What the code does make a point to advise people involved in structure construction is that anytime steel anchors and adhesive anchors must be used, they must be code compliant. While most of these anchors are compliant, you may sometimes find some that do not mention code compliance. When a product doesn’t say that it is code compliant, it does not meet the compliance standards. It’s best to always check with the manufacturer of the product or call the distributor with questions about compliance.  (Tanner Fasteners is always happy to answer code compliance questions for you).

It’s for the Best

The International Building or Residential Codes aren’t put into place to make your life more difficult or cause you to have to spend more money. They are enforced to ensure the safety of everyone living, working, or visiting newly built structures. When you think of the devastation of a building falling apart while people are inside, it can make you feel much more compelled to seek out the items under the code’s compliance guidelines.

At Tanner Fasteners and Industrial Supplies, we provide the best supply of code compliant anchors. We also have a wide selection tamper proof screws and grinding wheel. No matter the construction project you’re facing, we will do everything in our power to provide you with the supplies you need to get the job done quickly, easily, and safely. Call us today with any questions at toll free 800-456-2658.

Anchor Compliance Is Now The Law In Most States


Beginning with the 2003 building code specific requirements for mechanical anchors were directly referenced in the code. Then, the 2006 and 2009 versions of the code brought in adhesives as a viable alternative to meet code, provided the products are qualified. Presently, all states but two have some form of adoption of the new code and use of code compliant anchors is now required and there is a legal obligation in virtually all states.

ICC makes it clear that the new code has legal requirements. Don’t let others tell you it doesn’t matter, it’s not required or not in the spec. It applies to the majority of construction applications that anchors are used for today. It applies to jobs constructed today if your state has adopted the ‘03, ‘06 or ‘09 code. The best reference for this is a current, valid, ICC-ES report with compliance to the current code.

Tanner has partnered with Powers Fasteners to provide the most solutions that are code listed with ICC-ES. Powers has been providing quality anchoring and fastening products for concrete, masonry, and steel for more than 85 years. Powers has code listed products in Category 1 such as Power-Stud+ SD1 Wedge Anchors and our PE1000+ Epoxy which are superior in performance in cracked concrete as validated by ICC-ES reports and we don’t offer the same product in a lower grade or non-ICC listed version which we believe would be confusing. You should ask for validation of performance with cracked concrete in an ICC-ES report.

The purpose of this information is to help demystify the new code and help you understand that Tanner is here to help you. By having more products not duplicated by different grades or code approvals your selection of our product should be simple and safe. When it comes to ICC-ES reports we have you covered.

Code Compliant Anchors for Cracked & Uncracked Concrete .pdf


ICC-ES Reports for Code Compliant Anchors

ESR-2966 ICC-ES Report for Power-Stud+SD1 Wedge Anchor (Masonry Anchorage)

ESR-2582 ICC-ES Report for AC100+Gold All Weather Injection Adhesive

ESR-2818 ICC-ES Report for Power-Stud+SD1 Wedge Anchor (Concrete Anchoring)

ESR-2526 ICC-ES Report for Wedge-Bolt+ Screw Anchor (Concrete Anchoring)

ESR-2502 ICC-ES Report for Power-Stud+SD2 Wedge Anchor

ESR-2272 CC-ES Report for Snake+ Internally Threaded Anchor

ESR-1678 ICC-ES Report for Wedge-Bolt+ (Masonry Anchorage)

ESR-3066 ICC-ES Report for T308+ Epoxy

ESR-2583 ICC-ES Report for PE1000+ High Strength Epoxy