Patent Number: 6,168,362

Title: Impact-driven plastic fasteners

Abstract: A continuous impact-driven fastener pack made of ultra-high strength plastic composite materials, for example, thermoplastic or thermoset materials for use in standard impact driving fasteners machines. The individual fasteners have sufficient compressive strength and flexural modulus such that the fastener may be used with commodity woods for construction, furniture making, or for building boats. Further, this fastener pack is non-corrodible and provides plastic fasteners having a length/diameter ratios of a working nail or staple, e.g., heretofore unavailable.

Inventors: Tucker; Pamela S. (Austin, TX), Showers; Nancy (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Utility Composites, Inc.

International Classification: B29C 70/12 (20060101); B29C 70/10 (20060101); F16B 15/08 (20060101); F16B 15/00 (20060101); F16B 015/00 (); F16B 015/08 (); B65D 085/24 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018