Environmentally-friendly, concrete-fastening grout 19 January 2024

Construction industry solution provider, Hilti, has launched its new HIT-CT 100 grout, designed with a wide application profile and suitable for fastenings in concrete on all types of projects, from new construction or renovation of commercial properties, to housing, public properties and civil engineering projects. 

The new product meets the EU’s demanding requirements for chemical content and, as a result, requires no chemical training or medical checks for the operator. With no hazard pictograms discarded HIT-CT 100 can be disposed of along with normal household waste. 

According to the company, the new grout has achieved top assessments for grouting compounds in the majority of environmental databases, including: Basta in Sweden’s Basta System, a ‘B’ in SundaHus, as ‘Accepted’ in Byggvarubedomningen, and it is listed in the Building Products Portal enabling it to be used in Nordic Swan-labelled construction. The product also achieves Gold in Miljöbyggnad's indicator 13 and 14 (ver. 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2). 
Product development has taken place in close collaboration between Hilti's global development department for chemical fasteners and feedback from the the Swedish market. An important aspect in the development stage was being able to combine requirements for chemical content with technical requirements for load values ​​and areas of use. As a result, HIT-CT 100 can handle M8 to M24 in cracked concrete, with installation depths from 60 to 480 mm. An ETA approval for dimensioning according to EN 1992-4 is expected in February next year, which will be followed, in May 2024, by an ETA for reinforcement jointing according to EN 1992-1-1. 

Sofia Blidberg, sustainability manager at Hilti, said, “We are extremely happy to once again be able to launch a product that meets the high environmental requirements on the Swedish market.” She added that as HIT-CT 100 is suitable for many different assemblies, it is likely to achieve high uptake with customers. 

Codes and approvals manager at Hilti, Rickard Bergeryd, added, “Through our Swedish customers’ strong focus on sustainable construction, our market is an important source of facts and inspiration when it comes to product development of environmentally-adapted products and co-operation on sustainability issues.” 

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