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Nylon Fasteners: An Alternative to Metal?

nylon fastenersNylon screws, bolts, and nuts are gaining popularity. Available in all metric sizes, they are often found in appliances, electronics, and even industrial-strength uses such as production equipment and automobiles. Threaded nylon metric fasteners can connect and clamp a variety of materials commonly used in construction and manufacturing processes, such as wood, metal, plastic, etc. But, just because they can be used for a particular application does not mean they should be used.

So how do you decide whether nylon bolts and screws offer a viable alternative to more traditional metallic fasteners? The key is to understand nylon’s unique characteristics and the impact they will have on the job conditions and application.

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