Lasting safety for generations 25 February 2021

With its new FIS V Plus universal injection mortar, fischer says it is providing an evaluated service life of approximately 100 years, as well as an increase in bond strength in concrete by up to 45% - providing the highest level of safety.

Be it steel structures, consoles, façades, rescue ladders or cable runs – the FIS V Plus allows planners and tradespeople to design and carry out multiple fixing tasks with just one product. The universal mortar can be used for fixings in concrete and all conventional types of masonry and is also suitable for post-installed rebar connections, water-filled drill holes and seismic applications in performance categories C1 and C2 or A and B according to the ICC-ESR.

The injection mortar is also the safe choice in the event of fire (fire resistance class R120). In comparison to alternative solutions, the FIS V Plus additionally guarantees safety when working with low edge and axial spacing.

It is simple and easy to use. The FIS V Plus is injected into the cleaned drill hole into which the system component is inserted to fasten the attachment part – such as the FIS A and RG M anchor rods in solid building materials, available in many different diameter versions (M6 to M30 in concrete and M6 to M16 in masonry). Its variable anchoring depths allow it to be adapted to the ap-plication and load requirement in concrete. There are also internal threaded anchors for applications in concrete (RG M I) and masonry (FIS E) as well as many other system components.

A large selection of suitable system components provides a broad range of possible applications. In addition to anchor rods, internal threaded anchors and injection anchor sleeves for fixings in indoor and outdoor concrete, aircrete and masonry, this also includes a wide range of accessories for numerous specialist applications. These include the stand-off installation system Thermax 12 and 16 to install façade insulations practically without thermal bridges, the fischer remedial wall tie VBS 8 for the post-installation needling of double-leaf masonry and the FWS II weather facing reconstruction system for the post-installation securing of triple-layered external wall panels.

Together with the fischer concrete-concrete shear connector FCC-H, the FIS V Plus is a fast and efficient system with a building approval for structural renovation. fischer also offers the FRA rebar anchor. This concrete steel bar with a metric connection thread made of stainless steel in sizes M12 – M24 fully utilises the load-bearing capacity of the anchor substrate together with the FIS V Plus and transfers high-tensile loads in concrete.

fischer is also expanding its range of injection mortars with the new FIS VW Plus High Speed, which enables quick work progress with its short curing time even in low temperatures. Additionally, there is the FIS VS Plus Low Speed. Its extended working time prevents premature curing even at high temperatures or in particularly deep boreholes. Like the FIS V Plus, the FIS VW Plus High Speed and the FIS VS Plus Low Speed can be used for a wide range of applications and systems in concrete as well as in all conventional types of masonry.

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

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.