Quarter-Turn Fasteners are designed for quick access.

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Offered in customizable colors, D8 DZUS(r) Panex fastener features precision fit and consistent orientation of head to cam. Vibration-resistant product fastens firmly into receptacle with quarter turn of stud and serves as drop-in replacement for D3 customers. Optimized for durability and ergonomics, fastener features bail and wing design with snap-on, ergonomic bail cover.



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New Line of Enhanced Quarter-Turn Fasteners from Southco Provides Quick Access and High Strength



Concordville, PA, October 16, 2009-The Southco(r) D8 DZUS(r) Panex quarter-turn fastener replaces its D3 counterpart, offering improved strength, quality and cycle life over the previous model. Designed for quick access, the D8 fastens firmly into a receptacle with a simple quarter turn of the stud and features a new bail and wing design with a snap-on, ergonomic bail cover. Customers can quickly and easily install the vibration-resistant D8 fastener which features a precision fit and consistent orientation of head to cam.

According to Southco Product Specialist Manan Patel, the D8 provides a convenient, drop-in replacement for current D3 customers. "Southco offers the D8 in customizable colors to suit a wide range of styles," added Patel. "Southco has improved on the functionality and styling of its reliable D3 fastener with the new D8 family, which delivers improved durability and better ergonomics."

Precision fit, aesthetics, strength, and flexible styling make this new quarter-turn, quick-access fastener from Southco a leading choice for a wide variety of applications. For more information about the functionality and styling of the new D8 fastener, visit www.southco.com/D8, e-mail the 24/7 customer service department at info@southco.com, call 610-459-4000; or fax to 610-459-4012.

Southco is a leading global provider of engineered access solutions, including latches, locks, captive fasteners, hinges, handles, and other accessories for applications in the marine, networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery and HVAC industries.

Southco is strongly focused on customized engineering solutions and global support for its key customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers' engineered-access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco's promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

SOUTHCO CONTACT: Dan McCourt
610-361-6267
DMcCourt@southco.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Ted Sikorski
302-429-5132
tsikorski@rteideas.com

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