Many manufacturers, engineering organisations, and other bodies involved in small or large-scale fittings and construction, are discovering the diverse advantages of using plastic nuts and plastic bolts as connecting devices.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit with plastic is that it can be used in wet or damp conditions without fear of corrosion. Plastic nuts and plastic bolts are therefore often found in marine (or submarine) applications, and also in environments where the infiltration of liquids is commonplace, such as catering establishments and hospitals. Plastic is also of course an insulator against electricity, so where electricity is a potential hazard, plastic nuts and bolts may well be the fastening mechanisms of choice.
Plastic nuts and plastic bolts are extremely lightweight, even at larger sizes. Paradoxically, lightness of weight does not imply weakness; as long as a high-strength, durable plastic such as polypropylene or nylon 6 is used in their construction, plastic nuts and plastic bolts are capable of supporting very heavy weights. These plastic nuts and bolts are also resistant to damage, as well as immune to chemical spillages including acids. They can also function under very high temperatures.
One of the significant attractions of plastic nuts and plastic bolts is their relatively low cost. Produced from a wide range of standard -sized moulds, they can be made up cheaply and quickly in large quantities and to a very high degree of uniformity.
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