Christmas Trees Ain't Just for December

Sprovieri, John
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p54
The article focuses on plastic fasteners. According to Bruce Sanders of Micro Plastics Inc., the main advantages of plastic fasteners are speed and ease of assembly. The fin clip, also known as Christmas tree fastener, can be made from polyethylene, polypropylene and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). Arrow clips are reusable nylon fasteners which compress as they are forced through a hole and spring back to original shape to lock the parts securely.


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