The Fastener Innovation Award from Worldwide Fastener Sources identifies people and companies that are ‘leading the way to specific performance with new fastener innovation, development, and design.’
This award recognises engineers and designers who put fastener development and design first instead of treating it as an afterthought during assembly, ultimately creating a better fastener standard for tomorrow. APM Hexseal has been named as a recipient of the 2021 Fastener Innovation Award for the Nutzilla Seelnut solution. This award reflects its commitment to innovative design and continuous improvement in its product line.
Nutzilla benefits from the same innovative design and excellent moulding quality as the rest of APM’s Seelnut line of products. By moulding high-quality rubber materials along the contact surface and threaded section, APM’s engineers have developed a method for forming an effective positive seal in virtually any application.
With sizes up to M90, the proprietary metal-to-rubber bonding processes used in the single piece design of Nutzilla guarantees a reliable seal for large bolts without adding any messy sealants or extra gaskets. Benefits to this include exceptional seal integrity, a long shelf life of 25 years or more, excellent reusability, as well as optional self locking pellets.
Nutzilla provides an ideal self-sealing solution for a variety of applications including bridge and tunnel building, environments from -103°F to 400°F, excavation equipment, industrial construction, oil and gas production, power generation, subterranean and underwater infrastructure, as well as transportation.
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