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2000 FIN – What is a Fastener?

June 26
00:00 2009

2000 FIN – What is a Fastener?

March 21, 2000 FIN – Are adhesives fasteners? 3M proudly promotes its adhesives as an alternative to fasteners. And the majority of the fastener industry doesn’t consider adhesives to be a product of the industry, according to a question asked as part of the 21st annual FIN Survey.
Nor did nails, staples or installation tools command a majority for inclusion as a fastener industry product.

Check which of the following should be considered a “fastener industry product.”

Bolts   97.6%
Nuts   97.1%
Screws  96.5%
Rivets  91.8%
Washers  91.2%
Blind Rivets  89.4%
Pins  77.6%
Plastic fasteners  75.3%
Inserts  72.9%
Construction Anchors  68.8%
Concrete Anchors  68.2%
Nails   42.9%
Adhesives  30.6%
Staples  28.8%
Installation Tools  27.6%

Products added as fasteners under “other” by survey participants: Cable ties, extractors, formed & threaded steel products, hook & loop, screw machine parts, specials, studs and threaded rod. ©2000/2009 Fastener Industry News

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