New fischer Highbond II cartridge (FHB II PF)
Cures in record time
The unique, adaptable and successful Highbond System for fixings in cracked concrete made by the fischer group of companies in Waldachtal has an outstanding newcomer. The new resin cartridge FHB II-PF cures up to 90% quicker than the best rival system. At a temperature of 21°C, the resin cures 100% in just two minutes.
The fischer Highbond FHB II is the world’s first approved resin anchor for cartridges and injection systems suitable for the tension zone. Both the short standard type FHB II-AS and the performance-optimised long FHB II -AL can be used with the injection resin FIS HB or with the standard resin cartridge FHB II P.
The new FHB II-PF cartridge consists of a glass capsule filled with two-component vinyl ester resin. It makes work with both the Highbond anchors a great deal easier because the extremely brief curing time allows the anchors to be fully loaded after just a few minutes. With the FHB II-PF glass cartridge fischer is unique on the fixings market.
The extremely rapid curing time reduces the installation time required and allows much quicker work progress without long waiting periods. This is of substantial benefit particularly for locksmiths because the anchors can now be set much quicker, e.g. during the installation of banisters.
The resin cartridge with its portioned content is ideal if short hardening times are required, if only a small number of fixing points are needed or if the installers are inadequately experienced in handling injection resin. The injection cartridge is the perfect choice for cost-effective series installation and is suitable for use with any anchor size. This is also why the Highbond system is suitable for craftsmen and contractors who have so far mainly used steel anchors.
Two minutes at over 20°C
The curing time in the new generation of the fischer resin cartridges is truly sensational. Whereas the standard injection resin FIS HB 345 S sets hard in about three hours in winter (0°C), the previous fischer cartridge FHB II P hardens in 45 minutes – the new FHB II PF sets hard in almost unbelievable 6 minutes. In summer (over 20°C) the injection resin hardens in 35 minutes, the FHB II P in ten minutes, and the new Highbond II cartridge in just two minutes!
The setting behaviour is the same, both in the new cartridge FHB II-PF and in the standard cartridge FHB II-P. Both systems can be used in overhead installations. The new resin cartridge FHB II-PF can also be set in water-filled drill holes. The load ratings, edge and axial spacing and the building member dimensions are on the same high level in the new cartridge.
Approvals and expert reports
The resin anchor FHB II has a European Technical Approval Option 1 for cracked and non-cracked concrete. The approvals of the standard cartridge continue to apply to the new FHB II FP. A fire protection report with fire protection category up to F120 is also available.
The fischer Highbond system FHB II is suitable for applications with relevance in terms of approval (i.e. for fixings which would cause the risk of death or injury if they failed) in cracked and non-cracked concrete, for fixing banisters, brackets, façade subframes, façade elements, steel and wooden stairs, window elements, steel and timber constructions.