Heavy duty anchor certification 05 January 2023

UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) certification has been given to EJOT UK’s LEIBIG Superplus BLS range of self-undercutting, heavy-duty anchors – providing assurance to users, such as engineers, designers and architects, that these products fully comply with the post-Brexit standards protocol.

EJOT UK worked with the British Board of Agrément to complete the independent assessment of the product, checking its performance data against British and European standards.

Providing an independently assessed performance approval to complement the product’s long-held European Technical Assessment (ETA), the UKTA will become increasingly important in specification decisions in projects throughout England, Scotland and Wales, as the UK adopts stand-alone standards. The company says this assessment future-proofs the Superplus BLS anchor by demonstrating its suitability for continued specification and use in light of the transition from CE Marking to the UKCA Mark. The anchor is widely used in nuclear power plants due to its extended seismic approvals, including those beyond the ETA.

With the company continually assessing its portfolio against evolving global standards, Brian Mack, technical business development manager at EJOT UK, said, “With the widespread specification of LIEBIG Superplus BLS anchors in safety critical applications throughout the UK, we wanted to take early action to achieve UKTA certification and give specifiers complete confidence when designing concrete applications.”

Superplus BLS is part of a wide range of LIEBIG and EJOT anchoring solutions that also includes advanced chemical-based systems, concrete screws and through-bolts for concrete and solid base applications.

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