Reinforced plastic and polyamide locks

21/07/2018

New toolless assembly quarter-turn latch from FDB to IP69K

We have tracked the growth in both availability and use of plastic type locks and seen a substantial benefit where extra strong glass reinforced plastic such as polyamide can frequently offer comparable performance to zinc die, and sometimes even stainless steel dependent on application – with great savings in cost.

These high strength engineering plastics are often indistinguishable from zinc die but often the precision of the injection moulding process permits the realisation of improved design both functionally and in terms of usability.

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