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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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Fairfield, 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. $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Yorktown, VA  |  757-988-8099

Affordable Fastener Supply Company has worked for over 18 years to ensure that we are bringing you the most committed and quality fasteners to emphasize the manufacturing process. We make a variety of products, including our signature line of fasteners! Affordable Fastener Supply Company is SWaM and DBE Certified small minority business specializing in stainless, exotic and DOMESTIC materials! All of our trademarked products are designed to bring quality to you. For more info, call today!

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Affordable Fastener Supply Co. $$$

Highland Park, IL  |  847-926-0722

G-Fast brings you precision components and fasteners that are designed for commercial and military applications. We specialize in precision machined components, special fasteners, cold-formed bolts, studs and shoulder screws, deep drawn parts, metal spinning, wire forming and a whole host of other services. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and would love to see you be our next customer!

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G-Fast Distribution, Inc. $$$

Elgin, IL  |  847-841-7000

Engineered Components Company is a world-class, full-line fastener distributor offering resources to help your company compete in the market place. We promise to improve and maintain the supply of fasteners to your manufacturing facilities, eliminate downtime, and reduce your overall cost of fasteners.

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Engineered Components Company $$$

Danboro, PA  |  800-237-4736

PennEngineering® is a specialty fastener manufacturer offering automotive fasteners, broaching fasteners, cable and wire mounting hardware, panel fasteners, threaded rivet nut products and more. PEMSERTER® Products Division manufactures automatic/manual fastener-insertion presses and equipment.

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PennEngineering® $$$

North Hollywood, CA  |  818-764-6467

FTC is regarded by many aerospace leaders as a preferred supplier of industrial fasteners. We make a variety of innovative standard & custom high-strength aerospace fasteners & captive fasteners, such as our Magic Groove™ fully retractable, structural captive screw. World class quality in record time.

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Fastener Technology Corp. $$$
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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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