Let’s delve into plastic fasteners: What are they? Where are they used? And most importantly, what purpose do they serve? The term “Fasteners” refers to “fastening elements.” These small yet indispensable plastic components are chosen for their ease of use, as they provide a secure fastening of two or more elements, assembling them permanently or temporarily.

If we were to perform a simple internet search using the term “Fasteners,” the search engine would display a wide range of fastening elements such as screws, nuts, and washers. However, in this particular context, we are referring to individual components resembling pine trees, available in various sizes and colors, and featuring barbs that enable self-locking assembly with different materials.

Plastic fasteners, also known as “inserts,” are vital “self-locking plastic elements” crucial for ensuring not only quick, straightforward, and secure fastening but also providing lightweight properties and electrical insulation.

The origin of these small plastic components can be traced back to the automotive sector, where the need arose to find reliable and safe alternatives to welding and gluing, especially for joining thin laminates. Over the years, the effectiveness of fasteners has established them as the primary choice for numerous applications and industries, including electronics, construction, marine, engineering, furniture, store display production, and many others.

Thanks to their versatility, they are extensively employed in applications requiring robust support and secure connections, offering stable and precise spacing when needed. Of course, depending on their specific purposes, there exists an array of plastic fasteners, each with unique characteristics and features, including those with barbs.

At GVV Srl, we manufacture both “standard” products and custom plastic components based on our customers’ specific requirements. We design and create bespoke articles, always complying with current regulations and maintaining stringent quality standards.