Metal Fasteners – A Better Option Than The Nylon Ones

November 18, 2017

Industrial Mechanical

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Fasteners – a hardware device that is used to affix two different objects together. There is no secret and denying in the fact that these are available in endless forms, designs, types, sizes, and materials. And nylon is one of the common material and fasteners made of it and is very much demanded in plastic applications. No doubt, they have a number of benefits like fire resistance, cheap price, aesthetical appeal, etc., but despite these advantages, there are a number of applications where you cannot use them.

In all such applications where the temperature is high and require more tensile strength, you have to use the metal fastener, as they have more benefits to offer than the nylon ones. If you still not convinced, so, here are some of the common reasons to do the same. So, what are we waiting for? Let the cat out of the bag to know their real benefits to the users and application as well.

  • Moisture: Nylon is a polymer, which is hygroscopic that absorbs much water from the surroundings than any other type of polymers. And because of that reason, it easily begins to degrade, which can be cautious for your application, thus, it is not recommended in a number of applications. But on the other side, a metal fastener doesn’t degrade easily because of their corrosion resistant property, which makes them a better option to use.
  • UV Resistant: Fasteners that are made of nylon 6/6 grade is not advisable to use because they easily get degrade after coming in contact with UV rays and often turn their color into yellow. Though a number of metal or metal coatings are UV resistant and have the ability to ensure protection from its harmful rays.
  • High Temperature: Fasteners made of nylon materials have great chances of coming in contact with direct flame than the metal fasteners. Therefore, choosing them for application where the temperature is high can be risky.
  • Tensile Strength: Metal Fasteners have better grip and tensile strength to hold the object in its place than the fasteners made of nylon materials. Thus, they offer more security to your application and object.

In short, using metal fasteners is a better option than the nylon ones. So, when the next time you go out in the market to purchase any of them, do consider your requirements and keep in mind all its benefits for your application to make a right decision that secures your investment.