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What are plastic rivets and what are they used for?
Plastic rivets tend to be cylindrical, headed fasteners that can be either pushed or pressed into place when securing items together as permanent fastening solutions and are actually used all around us across a whole host of applications.

Types of Plastic Rivets
Our large range of rivets features different types and styles dependent on your application. One of our popular choices with our customers is what’s widely known as the push-in rivets or simply, the push rivet. Choose from arrow clip, countersunk, fir tree, expanding rivets to name a few but we proudly stock many plastic push rivets. Also included in our range are snap rivets, we offer snap rings and snap-together rivets in packs consisting of both female and male to suit your project requirements. In terms of our barbed rivets, commonly called pop rivets, they ensure fast and easy installation and can be applied to various materials such as wood, metal and rubber.

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Canoe Clips

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Push-in rivets typically require no tools for installation; they fit easily with a push. Fasten thin gauge material or lightweight components. Buttonhead is suitable for the front of panels. Natural and Black colours available.

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Plastic Screw Rivets

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Plastic Screw Rivets are quick release fasteners, suitable for security panels and components that need to be replaced in a hurry. They can be easily installed, tightened, loosened, and removed using a cross head screwdriver.

Our range includes several material options, including rivets made from Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6 that have a cross drive for easy assembly or disassembly. They are ideal for use in electrical and electronic assemblies due to the good electrical insulation properties. The Nylon range extends with high-strength options made from Impact Modified Nylon, offered with a choice of pin material. The Acetal pin option is ideal for solid or hollow materials, including; wood, concrete, metal, plastic, tile block or mortar. The Zinc Plated Steel option provides excellent thermal and electrical insulation, as well as having a high pull-out force. Also available are options made from Polyamide PA6 that are suitable for larger hole diameters and offer a high retention force.

  • Fast and easy installation
  • High strength and versatile
  • Colours; White, Black and Natural
  • Head Styles: Round, Truss and Mushroom
  • Crossed and Slotted Drive Types

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Pop Rivets

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These expansion rivets can be set blind without the need for access to the back of the panel. Set by png the mandrel head into the rivet body, expanding the rivet body and causing it to flare against the reverse side. When sufficient force is applied, the mandrel will snap at its break point. Installed with a pop rivet installation tool (not currently offered by Essentra). Provides an extremely strong hold. Particularly good for soft materials.

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Push-In Rivets - Bevelled Head

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Flat, beveled head eases assembly and disassembly. Easily pushed in by hand. As the pin is inserted into the grommet, the legs expand, locking it in place

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Push-In Rivets - Countersunk

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Countersunk design for flush surface. Tamper resistant design. Accomodates countersunk hole specification DIN ISO 7721. Available in black or white. Easily installed by hand

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Push-In Rivets - Double-ended Fir Tree

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Push-In Rivets - Drive Fasteners

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Drive Fasteners feature a hollow body that increases flexibility during the insertion and removal process - making them easy to install and remove. The grommet expands as the pin is inserted, providing a snug fit.

Our range includes options made from natural Acetal, RMS-14A with a UL94 HB flame resistances rating. Polyoxymethylene (POM) snap rivets that are available in black and natural. Plus, a range of nylon drive fasteners made from Nylon 6/6, with flammability rating of UL94 V0. Colour options include black and natural.

Drive Fasteners are a multi-purpose rivet, ideal for applications in need of a front-mounted rivet. These rivets mean that connecting, mounting and fastening is feasible without the requirement of tools. They can be used as an effective, decorative hole plug.

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Push-In Rivets - Folding Leg

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Pushing the pin into the rivet body causes the legs to expand and grip the material. The legs fold out to .73 mm wide. Once installed, the rivet cannot be removed from the outside of the box. Good for use with cardboard or other porous material. Available in black and natural.

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Push-In Rivets - Heat Sink

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Fasten a heat sink to a processor chip on a PCB. They have an integrated spring that provides continuous pressure to the heat sink until the thermal adhesive cures. The HSR-2 has a cross molded in allowing it to be installed by using a phillips head screwdriver

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Push-In Rivets - Key Hole Clip

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These fasteners have a unique shaped key-hole interior that allows the part to collapse more completely for easy assembly with finger pressure. Tapered point of part helps guide into panel. Available for a range of hole diameters and panel thicknesses.

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Push-In Rivets - Load Spreading Rivets

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Load Spreading Rivets (LSR) are a type of push rivet that provides a fast, economical and permanent fastening solution. LSR rivets are so named because they expand in the application, providing a secure and tight fit. These plastic rivets provide solid connections by means of blind side fixing.

Our range features a mixture of spread rivet types, including a core range of push rivets, including a blunt option. Drive Rivets, Mushroom Head Rivets, and Keyhole Rivets. With material options include; Nylon 6/6, Acetal, Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE). These plastic push rivets have good electrical insulation, and are also resistant to vibration, abrasion and corrosion.

Available to buy separately is a Rivet Hand Tool that offers faster fixing for these load spread rivets, and is the recommended application method.

  • Colours; Black, Grey, Natural and White
  • UL94 V2 rated.

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Push-In Rivets - Mounting Button

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These rivets are an easy and economical solution to mating objects together. The mounting arrowhead locks it securely in place. They can be removed from the underside of the board

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Push-In Rivets - Plastic, Push, Round/Square Hole

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Pre-Installed pin for easy finger pressure installation. Can be mounted in a Round or Square hole. Use square hole mounting for anti-rotaion applications. UL94 V-2 rated Nylon

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Push-In Rivets - Push In Fasteners

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Push Fasteners, also referred to as Push Pull Fasteners or Push-in Clips, are an easy to use and quick fastening solution that is ideal for neatly, and securely joining two parts together. These Push Fit Fasteners are made from Natural Nylon 6/6.

Nylon is a strong, tough and durable material often used for connecting elements and other technical components. These Nylon Panel Fasteners provide an inexpensive, fast, and convenient method to join plastic, light sheet metal, insulating materials, circuit boards, or any other thin, lightweight material. Push In Fasteners have specially designed legs that provide compression and expansion, helping to lock the fastener into pre-punched holes. These Push In Rivets also have large heads for much easier assembly, and can be reused - making them an economical choice for your application.

This Push-On Fastener range lock into pre-punched panels. The effective design, as well as the Nylon material used to produce these Plastic Push-in Panel Fasteners makes them vibration, abrasion and corrosion restistant.

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Push-In Rivets - Removable

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Easily snapped in by hand. Removable by png on the side taps of the pin. Allow blind side fixing. Pin and Grommet are provided separately. Can be used in a round or square hole. Square hole prevents rotation

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Push-In Rivets - Removable Knob Head

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Flat, push/pull knob head lets river snap in and out of hole up to 25 times. For applications that require quick assembly and disassembly. Easily pushed in by hand. As the pin is inserted into the grommet, the legs expand, locking it in place

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Push-In Rivets - Snap

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Snap Rivets are a quick and easy fastener solution, which can be installed without the need of any tools! Fast and economical, they have specially designed legs that expand and firmly lock the component parts permanently in place.

Browse our extensive Nylon Snap Rivet range that fits with a simple push, and have a tidy and smooth finish. Options made from Nylon 6 RMS-52, with a UL94 V2 flame resistance, or made from Nylon 6/66 RMS-103 with a flame resistance of UL94 V0. Also available in the Nylon Snap Rivets range are Heat Resistant Rivet Snaps made from Nylon 4/6 RMS-109 that have a UL94 V2 flame resistance rating.

Available are Pushing P Snap Rivets made from Black Polysulfone (PSF) that are UL94 HB flame rated. They can withstand temperatures up to 155C. Additionally, we also have a small selection of Spread Rivets, a fixing rivet for multiple panels, available in Clear K Resin or Black and White Polypropylene (PP).

  • Ideal for panel fastening and server rack applications
  • Provides solid connections by means of blind fixing
  • Colours: Black, White, Clear, Tan and Natural
  • No tools needed

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Push-In Rivets - Snap Lock Pins

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Commonly used to fix connector's to printed circuit boards. Easily installed by hand. 4 different styles in a UL94 V-2 rated Nylon 6/6.

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Push-In Rivets - Tough Rivet

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These rivets are a one-piece design with a pre-driven pin. Many styles avaiable for a variety of hole sizes and panel thicknesses. Removable by png out the pin. Made from Black Nylon.

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Push-in Rivets - Barbed

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These fir tree or barbed rivets have a ribbed design that ensures a fast and easy installation while securely holding into various materials such as wood, metal, foam, rubber and plastic. When pushed into a hole, the flexible ribs deflect then spring back to lock securely in place. Available in over 100 sizes and styles for different hole diameters and panel thicknesses.

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Quarter Turn Fasteners

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Quarter Turn Panel Fasteners, commonly known as Quarter-turn Studs or Rivets, engage receptacles and are fastened by turning the stud about 90 degrees - a process known as a 'quarter-turn rotation'. The fastener provides a predictable holding force and offers a detent in locked position that resists opening in error. Quarter-turn Fasteners & assembly parts offer a solution that is quick, but secure in its assembly. Plastic Quarter Turn Rivets are a fast fastener that provide a permanent mounting solution. An ideal choice, suitable for security panels and components that need to be replaced in a hurry.

To install and remove Plastic Quarter Turn Fasteners: Use a flat-head screwdriver or a coin and give the fastener a quarter-turn. This releases the bottom panel while retaining the fastener in the removable panel. Alternatively, drive the plunger into the grommet with a hammer that locks two panels together.

Our Quarter Turn Fastener range is available in a choice of materials, including; Acetal Co-Polymer, Acetal RMS-14, Polyoxymethylene (POM), Nylon 6/6 and Polyamide.

  • Crossed and Slotted Drive Types
  • Suitable for a wide range of panel depths and mounting hole sizes
  • Quick-release and fast assembly
  • Locks and unlocks with an easy quarter turn rotation
  • Materials: Acetal, Acetal Co-polymer, POM, Nylon and PA
  • UL94 HB and UL94 V2 flame rated options available
  • Colours: Black, Natural and White

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Ratchet Rivets - Nylon

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Ratchet Rivets, commonly known as Assembly Clips, are a coloured snap together fastener made from Nylon, and requires a two rivet assembly. Simply snap the two rivets together to create a single connect ready for your application.

These easy to use nylon rivets require no tools, such as screws, for installation. Coloured Assembly Clips can be used with Snap Rings and Snap Ring Washers.

When used in combination with a Snap Ring, also known as Ratchet Ring, the rivet is suitable for very thin applications. These nylon ratchet rivets can also be used with a special cushioning washer, known as a Snap Ring Washer or Ratchet Washer; this provides the assembly clip wiith more surface support.

  • Slotted and Unslotted options available
  • Operating Temperatures: -40C up to 85C
  • Colours; Natural (Transparent), Grey, Blue, Black, Red and Yellow.

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Rivet Guns

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This combination setting tool is suitable for use with Blind Rivets. Ideal for one-hand applications, the single handed operation allows you to decrease the pressure required for riveting by up to 40 percent. This is can be achieved because operating force increases as a users hand closes around the lever; this force is fully taken advantage of by way of the special lever with an ergonomic design. This makes the installation of blind rivets quick and easy, but also comfortable.

The tool has a robust design that offers secure riveting. The gun features a used rivet mandrel container. The guns jaw mechanism grips the rivet mandrel firmly after breaking, which can then be released once more by pressing the lever forwards. The long stroke is handy for highly blind rivets.

  • Single-handed, manual operation
  • Made from black and blue plastic
  • Working Range: Blind rivets up to 5mm diameter aluminium and 4mm diameter steel/stainless steel.

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Rivet Hand Tools

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Make fastening rivets quick and easy with our range of Rivet Hand Tools ideal for installing Push Rivets.

Our range includes a hand tool that is made from black coated metal. This handy tool ensures secure fastening of rivets and is easy to use. Simply position the rivet gun over the stem of the rivet and push down.

We also offer a green ABS installation tool that offers faster assembly, and more accuracy of rivet placement. The large plunger head and easy-grip handle help reduce operater fatigue. Install by loading a rivet into the tool, and insert into the application hole. Pressure on the plunger frees the pin and expands the rivet in the assembly.

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Snap Latch Rivets

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Snap Latch Rivets comprise of a plunger made from Nylon 6, RMS-120 and a grommet made from PC, RMS-72. To install, simply push the grommet into the removable panel and then the desired plunger into the grommet. When the panel and plunger are pushed into the fixed panel, it locks them together. Pull on the plunger to easily remove the non-fixed panel.

These handy panel fasteners are ideal for applications that require maintenance work. They are offered in easy-grip or mini-grip designs to suit an array of panel holes and thicknesses.

  • Grommet and Mating Plungers are sold separately.
  • Colours: Black and White
  • UL94 V2 rated.

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