[Micro Plastics] A brand name for a specific two-part moldednylon fastener. Micro Plastics Snap Rivets are molded in high dielectric (UL94V2) Nylon 6/6 and can be installed without tools. Nylon rivets provide as mini-racheting (male and female) action that can secure box or tray corners. When the rivet is placed in the hole, the smooth, oversized head is pressed, which snaps the rivet in place by expanding its legs and firmly locking the components in place. It is also used to reinforce glued attachments. The Nylon rivets work well on Coroplast board (Arenstein et al. 2019).
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.