|From: "Jim Bowes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: Ushba Mountain Works
Reply-To: "Jim Bowes" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 16:48:00 -0700
Subject: IMPORTANT NOTICE (Hilti C-100)
It has come to our attention that Hilti had a bad batch of C-100 glue. The batch went on sale January 23 and was pulled from the shelves on March 7. So,
everyone needs to check the red date-marking on tubes purchased during this period. The expiration dates of 08/02, 09/02, and 10/02 represent the suspect glue. If you have
any C-100 from these batches, contact Hilti (1-800-879-8000) and they will provide you with a refund or exchange for another glue. Depending on your specific application, HY150 or the new
HIT-ICE might be suitable substitutes.
The HIT-ICE is something between C-100 and HY150, but more similar to C-100. Hilti is shipping us test-glue for evaluation, but the main difference seems to be a faster gel and cure time
than that found with C-100 (a plus if you're fast and efficient...). The HIT-ICE glue uses a specific gun (#MD-1000) with a mixing nozzle (#HIT-M2). This glue was developed for low-temp use,
but is fully-stable at higher ambient temperatures i.e. up to at least 130 degrees.
Hilti is planning to discontinue C-100 in 2004. However, they will have a new batch of C-100 ready at the end of April, 2002.
Please spread the word to those who may have bolted recently and/or those who may have purchased Hilti C-100 glue between January and March. This notice relates only to C-100 purchased
from January 23 to March 7 --- previous batches of Hilti C-100 (expirations prior to 08/02) and other Hilti adhesives are not affected. Regardless, it would be worthwhile to check
the expiration date on tubes of C-100 just in case.
If you want more beta on HIT-ICE, stay-tuned. For more info about the bad batch of glue and what to do if it has been used, read Skip Harper's message as well as the 'official line' from
In the future, please keep in mind that Ushba Mountain Works now sells Hilti products (HY150, C-100, HIT-ICE, glue-guns, nozzles, bits, drills, brushes, etc.); contact us
for more info.
USHBA MOUNTAIN WORKS
Jim Bowes, General Manager