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New Acoustic Dowel extends the Ancon shear load connector range

Ancon has a long-established range of shear load connectors that offers significant advantages over plain dowel bars at joints in structural concrete frames.

Ancon shear load connectors are more effective at transferring load and accommodating movement and, due to their two-part construction, are simpler to install. Ancon dowels are also manufactured from stainless steel a sustainable, corrosion-resistant material that offers a long, maintenance-free service life.

The innovative range covers a variety of applications. The Ancon DSD is the original two-part, double dowel, shear load connector for suspended floor slabs. The Ancon Lockable Dowel is ideal for temporary movement joints in post tensioned concrete.

In February 2015, Ancon turned its attention to improving the sound resilience of buildings and as a result developed the Ancon Staisil HLD Acoustic Dowel.

Designed to replace rigid floor connections, the acoustic shear dowel decouples concrete building elements and dampens impact noise in multi-storey developments. Typical applications include multi-occupancy buildings, like hotels and apartments.

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