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Generic Alternative Plastite Screw 48-2 ®

What is a Plastite® Screw?

48-2 Plastite™ alternative Trilobular™ screws have a twin lead thread design offering quicker and more effective screw penetration into plastic. They also have a deep and narrow 48 degree Trilobular™ thread profile with extra wide spacing between threads. This thread profile improves thread-forming and thread engagement within the plastic.

Plastite 48-2 alternative screws 48-2 Plastite™ alternative screws are specially designed trilobular™ thread-rolling screws for use in plastics.

Maximum holding power

48-2 Plastite™ alternative Trilobular™ screws have a twin lead thread design offering quicker and more effective screw penetration into the substrate. They also have a deep and narrow 48 degree thread profile with extra wide spacing between threads. This thread profile improves thread-forming and thread engagement within the plastic. In addition these screws have a Trilobular™ thread configuration which improves displacement of material into relief areas when driven into the plastic. This further increases the resistance to vibrational loosening forces. The higher quality internal threads produced by these specialized screws also reduces material failure and improves holding power in plastic materials. It also reduces stripping, pull-out and allows for repeated removal and insertion into the same tapped hole.

Easier to drive

The three lobed design of the Trilobular™ thread with full relief of the thread form takes advantage of the properties of plastics by allowing recovery and filling-in between the lobes, decreasing driving effort. 48-2 Plastite™ alternative screws are available in steel with the following head styles: flat head, pan head, truss head and hex indented washer head, drives: Phillips drive, 6-lobe drive and hex head, and with either a clear zinc finish, or black zinc finish or black oxide finish. 48-2 Plastite™ alternative screws are also available in stainless steel 18-8 and 410 with pan head, flat head and hex indented washer head and either phillips or 6-lobe drives. Because of the variations in grades of plastics, depth of engagement and usage requirements, it is highly recommended that tests be performed for each application by a competent engineering laboratory to determine the ideal pilot hole size.

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