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GEMCO INSULATION FASTENERS



GEMCO SELF-STICKING INSULATION HANGERS

GEMCO SELF-STICKING INSULATION HANGERS
(PEEL & PRESS)

Gemco Self-Sticking Insulation Hangers are used to fasten insulation materials to sheet metal quickly and easily.  The most common application is for fiberglass duct wrap on sheet metal HVAC ductwork.  Each pin's metal base has a foam adhesive on the bottom which is revealed when the wax release paper is removed.  Once the insulation is pierced onto the pin, a locking washer or a domed cap can be installed to hold the insulation in place. 

PRODUCT COMPOSITION:

  • PIN: The pin is made from 12 gauge annealed low carbon steel.
    (Available in copper coated, aluminum, or stainless steel.)

  • BASEPLATE: 2" x  2" Square Plate made from glavanized steel.

  • ADHESIVE FOAM: 1/32" thick double sided foam with release paper.

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 0ºF to 140ºF

LOAD LIMIT: 2lbs per hanger

AVAILABLE SIZES: 
Lengths from 3/4" up to 5-1/2"

COMMON SIZES:

  • 1-5/8": Commonly used for 1-1/2" .75# Fiberglass Duct Wrap
  • 2-1/2": Used for Fiberglass Duct Wrap over 1-1/2" thick

RESTRICTIONS:

  • Do not use on metal buildings or ceilings where temperatures due to sunlight exposure may exceed 140ºF
  • Do not use on cement, wood, or painted surfaces
  • Must be used on clean dust-free surfaces.
  • Do not exceed spacing of 12" between hangers and 2lb load per hanger.

Gemco Self-Sticking Insulation Hangers are popular due to their fast and quick install.  Simply remove the release paper and stick the pin onto the sheet metal.  Make sure to apply a firm and even pressure onto the base to insure a proper bond.



GEMCO PERFORATED BASE INSULATION HANGERS

GEMCO PERFORATED BASE INSULATION HANGERS
(PERF-PINS)

Gemco Perforated Base Insulation Hangers are used to fasten heavier insulation materials to surfaces that self-sticking pins cannot adhere to. Each base is perforated with 44 small holes that are used to "grab" the adhesive or allow a screw/nail to hold the base in place.  Once the insulation is pierced onto the pin, a locking washer or a domed cap can be installed to hold the insulation in place. 

PRODUCT COMPOSITION:

  • PIN: The pin is made from 12 gauge annealed low carbon steel.
    (Available in copper coated, aluminum, or stainless steel.)

  • BASEPLATE: 2" x  2" Square Plate made from glavanized steel with 44 small round holes (perforation).

LOAD LIMIT: approx 3lbs per hanger (depends on fastening method)

AVAILABLE SIZES: 
Lengths from 3/4" up to 16"

COMMON SIZES:

  • 1-5/8":   Used for 1-1/2" .75# Fiberglass Duct Wrap
  • 2-1/2":   Used for 2" Fiberglass Rigid Board / Foam Board
  • 4-1/2":   Used for  4" Fiberglass Rigid Board / R-13
  • 6-1/2":   Used for R-19 Fiberglass Batt Insulation
  • 9-1/2":   Used for R-30 Fiberglass Batt Insulation
  • 12-1/2": Used for R-38 Fiberglass Batt Insulation

RECOMMENDED PIN ADHESIVES FOR PERFORATED BASE INSULATION HANGERS

TUFF-BOND PIN ADHESIVE

BOSS 180 MULTI-SEAL



GEMCO SELF LOCKING WASHERS

GEMCO SELF LOCKING WASHERS
(LOCK WASHERS)

Gemco Self Locking Washers are used in conjunction with both Self-Sticking and Perforated Base Insulation Hangers.  The Self Locking Washer is placed onto the top of the pin and pressed down until the washer touches the insulation.  It is important not to compress the insulation to avoid loss of thermal performance.  The remaining tip of the pin should be bent over or snipped with end notching pliers.

MATERIAL: Beveled Galvanized Steel (.016")
Available in Aluminum or Stainless Steel


SIZE: 1-1/4" X 1"
Available in 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" Squares or Round from 1" up to 2"


Gemco Self Locking Washer Holding FRK Fiberglass Board In Place



GEMCO DOMED INSULATION PIN CAPS

GEMCO DOMED INSULATION PIN CAPS
(DOME-CAPS)

Gemco Domed Insulation Pin Caps (aka. Dome-Caps) are used as a lock washer to hold insulation materials onto both Self-Sticking and Perforated Insulation Hangers.  Dome-Caps provide a clean look and make pins safer in areas where the insulation may be touched.

MATERIAL: Aluminum with a Stainless Steel washer insert

COLOR: Aluminum, White, Black, or Painted to Color


SIZE: 7/8" diameter / 5/16" height


Gemco Domed Cap Being Placed onto FRK Fiberglass Board
(Pin Is Shown Only For Example, Dome Caps Usually Sit Flush)



GEMCO MINI CUPPED HEAD WELD PINS

GEMCO MINI CUPPED HEAD WELD PINS
(MINI-CUP PINS)

Gemco Mini Cupped Head Weld Pins are used to fasten insulation materials onto steel duct work or other steel surfaces.  The Mini Cup Pins are welded to the metal after they pierce through the insulaton and make contact with the surface.  A Capacity Discharge Stud Welding Machine (CD) is necessary for use with these pins.   Pins have a paper washer or can be plastic coated to prevent sparking caused by FRK paper.  

MATERIAL: 12 ga Low Carbon Steel

WASHER: Paper Washer or Plastic Coated


CUP SIZE: 1-3/16" Diameter Head

PIN LENGTH: 3/8" up to 12" Long

Gemco Mini Cupped Pin Being Shot by a CD Welding Gun Gemco Mini Cupped Pin Holding Insulation in Place After Being Shot





BOSS 180 MULTI-SEAL INSULATION PIN ADHESIVE

BOSS 180 MULTI-SEAL INSULATION PIN ADHESIVE

BOSS 180 Multi-Seal is a one component, moisture curing adhesive formulated with USP Technology for adhering anchor pins to rigid boards, fibrous semi-rigid board, masonry walls, ducts, metal buildings, painted and galvanized surfaces.

BOSS 180 Multi-Seal has immediate grab and high bond strength allowing insulation to be hung in 24 hours. BOSS 180 Multi-Seal forms a strong bond even on damp surfaces.

FEATURES:

  • Use for rigid board and fibrous, semi-rigid board insulation
    masonry walls, ducts and metal buildings
  • Can be used with nylon and metal based pins
  • Immediate grab and high bond strength
  • Insulation can be hung the next day
  • Adheres to painted and galvanized surfaces
  • Excellent thermal shock resistance
  • Water resistant
  • Low odor / VOC Compliant
  • Primerless adhesion to damp and non-porous surfaces
  • Qualifies for LEED Credits

TEMPERATURE RANGE: -40ºF to 325ºF

COVERAGE: 100-200 Pins per Tube





GEMCO TUFF-BOND INSULATION PIN ADHESIVE

GEMCO TUFF-BOND INSULATION PIN ADHESIVE

DESCRIPTION:
Tuff-Bond is a high strength, heavy-bodied adhesive, specifically formulated for adhering anchors for hanging insulation. Tuff-Bond is also recommended for use as a general-purpose construction adhesive in application requiring a high-strength bond or in applications subjected to high temperatures.

USES:
Tuff-Bond bonds metal and nylon anchors to metal, concrete, masonry, or wood surfaces.


FEATURES:

  • Non-Slip Formula
  • Immediate Grab
  • Performs in Temperatures up to 250°F
  • Water/Mildew Resistant
  • Excellent Thermal Shock Resistance

TEMPERATURE RANGE: -30ºF to 250ºF

COVERAGE: 500-1,000 Pins per Gallon