Plastic bolts are the ideal solution for fastening applications where the use of metals may cause corrosion or electrical problems. Most plastic bolts are chemical-resistant, corrosion-resistant heat-resistant, non-conductive, impervious to UV light, strong, and very lightweight.
If you’re a manufacturer or assembly house looking for an alternative to metal bolts because of conductivity, corrosion, or magnetism concerns, consider plastic bolts from Electronic Fasteners. We have one of the fastener industry’s largest inventories of plastic bolts, also referred to as nylon bolts.
Plastic bolts come in a wide range of plastic materials, including ABS, acetal, CPVC, fiber glass G-10, glass-filled nylon, PCTFE, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polysulfone, PPS, PVC, PVDF, and vinyl ester. Plastic bolts can be manufactured to prevent melting under heat or pressure. An added benefit is that plastic fasteners do not conduct electricity, an indispensable quality for applications in which the conductivity of metal fasteners would adversely affect the ability of machinery to operate properly or would create the potential for electrical fires.
The benefits of plastic bolts also include:
- Weather resistance, especially water
- The ability to withstand extreme high and low temperatures
- Vibration resistance
- Anti-magnetic properties
- UV resistance
- Generally lower cost than metal bolts
Plastic bolts and nylon fasteners are often used in critical applications and harsh environments because they are vibration resistant, and because materials such as nylon can withstand exposure to chemicals, acids, and other corrosive materials without degrading. That’s why plastic bolts are preferred for a number of products and applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.
If you’d like to know more about plastic bolts, also known as nylon bolts or nylon hardware, contact our plastic bolts experts here at Electronic Fasteners.