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Plastic fasteners offer the benefits of being durable, economical, efficient and aesthetically appealing. They are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. Fasteners constructed from plastic also offer the advantage of being resistant to corrosion, shock and vibration. Read More…

Plastic Fasteners Plastic fasteners are screws, bolts and other plastic tools used to join and secure materials together. Plastic fasteners, despite their comparative lower strength, are a popular alternative to traditional metal fasteners in some situations. Common components of children's toys, plastic fasteners are also used to help make appliances and automobiles.
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Hackensack, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Lincolnshire, IL  |  800-323-7367

Since 1968, we have offered the finest fasteners. At XL Screw Corporation we feature over 9,000 items, with 600 new items added in 2009. “Quality First” is the standard by which we live. We offer metric fasteners, plastic fasteners, stainless steel fasteners and screws. We offer customers a reputation built upon quality & services, competitive pricing, proven managed inventory programs and more.

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XL Screw Corporation $$$

Niles, IL  |  847-647-9555

Aetna Screw Products is a premier choice for all your fastener needs! Our objective is your satisfaction so we provide a wide variety of fasteners as well as other services. Our line of fasteners include powertrain fasteners, brake drum fasteners, and more. We provide our specialty linkage products with the most stringent industrial demands in mind.

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Aetna Screw Products Co. $$$

Wallington, NJ  |  973-472-2300

When it comes to fasteners, Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation is your premier source! Since our founding in 1986, we have built a reputation for high quality and dependability. Our product management teams will assess your needs to come up with the perfect product that will fit all of your requirements exactly. Visit our website or get in touch with our customer service department today!

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Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation $$$
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Plastic fasteners are available in different plastic materials, fastener head types, colors and panel ranges. Though plastic fasteners have gained in popularity in a number of industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts, they remain unsuitable for use in many applications. Aerospace fasteners, for example, are often constructed of titanium because of the tremendous stress that they are expected to endure, particularly in the case of aircraft structural fasteners.

Automotive fasteners are also made of metal, usually steel or stainless steel, with the exception of fasteners used to secure upholstery or other non-structural components. Plastic fasteners can be broken down into two main types: threaded industrial fasteners and non-threaded industrial fasteners.

Threaded plastic fasteners, such as nuts, bolts and screws, contain spiral ridges called threads, which aid in the fastener's attachment. Continuous-thread studs, with two nuts applied and threading from end to end, are often used for flange bolting.

Tap-end studs, in contrast, have a short thread on one end, used for screwing into a tapped hole, and a longer thread on the other. This longer end, called a nut-end, may have either a chamfered or round point.

Double-end studs, another type of threaded plastic fasteners, have equal-length threads on both ends with chamfered points. This type is primarily used for flange bolting or other applications in which torching from both ends is necessary.

Non-threaded plastic fasteners, such as rivet plastic fasteners, ring plastic fasteners and pin plastic fasteners, do not contain threads. These plastic fasteners can be quickly assembled and removed from components and do not need extra plastic fastening hardware. Bind plastic fastener rivets, or pop plastic fastener rivets, are inserted into a pre-drilled hole and a rivet gun pulls on a headed-shaft that passes through the rivet.

The shaft breaks or "pops," leaving a bulge on the head of the rivet, which holds the two parts together. Dowel pins can be straight, tapered, rolled or grooved and provide perfect alignment, holding parts in absolute relation to one another.

Most retaining rings need a groove to seal them into position and are stamped both internally and externally. While some of them may be self-locking, both kinds are used to keep parts from slipping or sliding apart.

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