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Red Head is a brand name for concrete fasteners manufactured and owned by a company called ITW, Inc. Red Head products comprise a number of different types of masonry fasteners. They have been sold in America since 1910. Concrete Fasteners, Inc. has a complete line that is always in stock of equivalent type fasteners as well as carries the complete line of Red Head brand masonry fasteners.
Red Head anchors were first sold in 1910 in conjunction with the invention of the self-drilling anchor. Over the years, there have many more innovative anchors brought to market. Red Head no longer manufactures the self-drilling anchor, but Concrete Fasteners, Inc. still stocks the complete line. The Trubolt wedge anchor came to market in the 1950’s, followed in the 1960’s by the first bottom bearing stud anchor. In 1975, the Tapcon masonry screw was brought to market and a complete line of epoxy called the Epcon followed in 1986.
The Red Head product line can be divided into three categories; Adhesives, Mechanical and Screw Anchors.
Adhesives – Three different types of epoxy are available, depending on the specific requirements of the job: Epcon A7 Acrylic Adhesive, Epcon C6 Fast Curing Epoxy, and Epcon G5 High Strength epoxy. Also included in this product line are the screen tubes in nylon and stainless steel. Accessories include the hole plugs, wire brushes, and tools for installing the epoxy.
Mechanical - masonry fasteners that derive their holding values mechanically by expanding once they are inserted into a predrilled hole in the concrete.
To purchase the brand name Red Head masonry fasteners, call and talk to Mike at 216-357-7433. If the brand name anchor is not required and an equivalent type anchor will meet your requirements, click on the link to the right for the product you need.
As with any anchoring project, it is important to keep safety in mind and follow instructions carefully. Always remember to wear safety goggles, handle all tools with extra care and follow all technical specifications. This article is meant to serve only as a basic explanation of concrete fasteners. Always refer to manufacturer's instructions or consult a contracting expert during any anchoring project.