TC FUSION - Revolutionizing Timber-to-Concrete Joints
The challenge of creating rigid floors capable of supporting large spans between load-bearing columns in massive structures has been ingeniously addressed with the TC FUSION system. Full-threaded screws for timber have been certified for concrete, allowing for the creation of robust timber-cement-timber joints directly on-site before casting, enabling previously unthinkable structural performance.
Hybrid Structures and Timber-Metal Connections
As construction sites become increasingly complex, blending concrete, metal, and diverse timber types, Rothoblaas has expanded its catalog to include screws for hybrid structures, catering to timber-to-concrete, timber-to-metal, and hardwood-softwood connections. The relationship between timber and metal has evolved as well, with metal now playing a pivotal role in load-bearing structures.
Rothoblaas has given significant attention to corrosion, offering a wide range of anti-corrosion materials, from organic-based coatings to inorganic-based coatings with an epoxy matrix layer, as well as martensitic stainless steel and highly corrosion-resistant HCR options. This flexibility allows builders to choose the most cost-effective corrosion protection based on specific site conditions.
Light Frame Structures
The rise of lighter timber frame and wood truss constructions is addressed in the catalog with the TBS Frame and TBS Softwood families. These solutions are adaptable to different regions, making timber construction accessible worldwide.
Enhanced Screw Performance
The introduction of the 3 THORNS tip, with raised slitting elements and an umbrella thread, improves the initial grip and installation of Rothoblaas screws, reducing torsional stress and minimizing damage to the timber.
The new Rothoblaas catalog boasts 420 pages, featuring 18 new screw families and 18 range extensions, introducing approximately 450 new product codes. This expansion anticipates emerging trends in timber construction, breaking down traditional distinctions by use and highlighting the adaptability of these screws across various applications.