Plastic Fasteners

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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 Moreā€¦

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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Cinnaminson, NJ  |  877-791-4426

AALL AMERICAN Fasteners is a full line supplier of fasteners, components and many other services. Whether you need standard rivets, screws and washers or certified bolts, nuts, or other stainless steel hardware, our team of experts will help you find the parts you need. We are able to meet off-the-shelf, semi-custom, and made-to-specification requirements.

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Dallas, TX  |  214-637-6051

Since 1966, a family owned fasteners distributor of Bolts, Anchors, Nuts, Screws & other fastener products. Customers nationwide can shop & buy online! Experience "Service First" at Crouch Sales. Our expert sales staff is ready to assist phone, fax, online or walk-in orders. Let us earn your repeat business by offering customized solutions from our extensive inventory & quantity discount pricing!

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Crouch Sales Co., Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  800-444-7414

When seeking industrial fasteners, do you first look for the company's certifications or their product offering? Liberty Fastener is HUBZone certified and offers metric fasteners, mil spec fasteners, special fasteners, stainless steel fasteners and a whole lot more.

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Liberty Fastener Company $$$

Greenfield, IN  |  800-537-7925

At Hanger Bolt & Stud Co., we offer hanger bolts, dowel screws, rail bolts, single-ended, double-ended, and fully threaded studs as well as smooth body and knurled pins. No matter what product you require, we can ensure that your custom parts are made to your specifications and delivered on time. All products are made according to the Industrial Fasteners Institute standards.

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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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