Plastic fasteners are valued for their lightweight, low cost, and ease of use. They can be made from a variety of materials including polyolefins such as polyethylene, polypropylene or ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. In addition to PE-based products, PP-based products are also available on the … [Read more...] about All About Fasteners
ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that develops voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of products, services, and practices. ASTM is an acronym for the American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM works to instill public trust in the integrity of ASTM … [Read more...] about ASTM: A Primer
Courtesy of Fastener News Desk Hi. I am Willow. Welcome to my column. We have not met before, but you already know a lot about me. I work with you in the fastener industry. I am not one woman, but all women. I am named for the willow tree. My branches appear to bow, but don’t … [Read more...] about Camaraderie!
Courtesy of pemnet.com Many of the recent innovations in fastening technology owe much to marketplace directives for smaller and lighter packages produced quickly and cost-effectively. These demands dictate that fasteners work harder, smarter — and in more ways to advance product design and … [Read more...] about Trends in Fastening Tech: New Forms & Functions
by Marie Donlon, iEEE Global Spec Considering the impact construction projects have on the environment — with the concrete industry responsible for the production of a vast amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) — researchers from Lancaster University in the U.K. are exploring how adding root vegetable … [Read more...] about The Future of Building Materials… Vegetables??
from Eurowatchers.com (via Marketwatch) The global building & construction plastic fasteners market revenue is expected to expand at a lucrative CAGR over the forecast period. Rising population coupled with growing investments in residential and commercial construction activities is expected to … [Read more...] about Plastic Fastener Market Growth Driven by Increased Global Construction Investment
John Tschohl, founder and president of the Service Quality Institute in Minneapolis, wrote a piece for our peeps at the American Fastener Journal called "Empowerment: Your Most Valuable Tool". This is a summary of what he had to say. Employee empowerment may be the most underutilized tool in all … [Read more...] about Empower Your Employees!
by Scott Lenz, Marketing Manager, PCC TEN TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO: 1. It was bigger – in size and scope – than E3. And definitely bigger than the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) World Expo down the hall. Though the EMS Expo did have a fire truck… 2. The massive … [Read more...] about 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL FASTENER EXPO
One particular type of hardware that is slowly gaining popularity for its diversity and many uses and applications is nylon hardware. But before you start thinking of soft and cloth-like nylon fasteners, washers, nuts and screws, which shouldn’t even be classified as hardware, nylon hardware … [Read more...] about Nylon Fasteners: A Tutorial!
New technologies are influencing the future of manufacturing. 3D printing is one of the many examples of opportunities for the fastener industry that exists within the 4th industrial revolution. 2016 was the year with most fastener acquisition deals in 9 years. Global and technology shifts in the … [Read more...] about Q&A with Rosa Hearn, President of Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI)