AUTOMOTIVE AND PLASTICS, THE PERFECT COMBO
In the automotive industry, plastic has a fundamental value. Plastics are in fact used for most of the components of a car, especially in the interior, where they make up doors, handles, seats, but above all insulation elements, parts of the electrical system and the dashboard. In addition to the most visible parts, there is also a series of small parts, almost invisible to the final customer, without which the various components would not be able to be assembled. We’re talking about screws and fasteners, strictly in plastic. This is a subject that Panozzo Srl knows well, and its catalog offers a wide variety of solutions for those who work in the automotive sector.
The main advantage of plastic in the most unnoticed applications of the automotive sector is its lightness; as a matter of fact, a lighter car means less fuel consumption. Plastic therefore makes it possible to create cars that are more economical in terms of consumption, without sacrificing performance, safety and comfort. Think for example of electric cars, designed and developed to reduce environmental impact, whose elements must consequently be optimized, in order to compensate for the weight of the battery and produce as little pollution as possible. Moreover, with cars that have to do with electricity, it is impossible to ignore certain fundamental characteristics guaranteed by plastics, namely non-conductivity, resistance to heat and corrosion, which also correspond to greater durability. In this case, the use of plastic screws and fasteners becomes fundamental; speaking specifically of non-conductivity, the most targeted solution is represented by plastic washers, from the most common ones that comply with the DIN 125 standard, to the anti-loss washers that keep screws and bolts in place during the assembly phase.
Let’s take a look at some possible needs during the construction of a motor vehicle. In order to assemble the car’s interior components and the fabrics of the trunk compartment, you definitely need plastic fasteners such as keyhole clips, arrow clips and barbed push fasteners. Besides the more practical purposes, the use of plastic also offers many aesthetic advantages, both in shapes and colors; as a matter of fact, plastic materials can be molded into any shape and can be both colored and transparent. This also depends on the type of plastic, the most common materials being nylon, polypropylene, polyurethane and pvc. Moreover, in case you are looking for a certain aesthetic value, in addition to plastic screws, a car may also need aesthetic plugs to cover holes during assembly, or plastic secure cover caps if you want to protect the bolts of the wheels of the car.
Panozzo Srl is a company always up-to-date and in step with the needs of the automotive market, browse the catalog to find the most specific and targeted solutions for the most various applications required by the automotive sector.