Press Release Summary:
Suited for weight-critical applications, NYLOK BLUE TORQ-PATCHÂ® lets manufacturers use hex nuts of any grade with shorter bolts to make assemblies lighter while promoting locking ability and vibration resistance. Patch, permanently spray bonded onto threads of any type of nut, allows locknuts to be adjusted or reused if needed. Able to work with different torque levels in temperatures from -70 to +250Â°F, it can be applied with coverage of 180Â° or 360Â° to any nut down to No. 10 (M5).
Original Press Release:
Self-Locking TORQ-PATCH® Resists Vibration on Any Size Nut
Manufacturers Can Use Shorter Bolts to Make Assemblies Lighter
Manufacturers can use hex nuts of any grade with shorter bolts to make assemblies lighter - and still achieve exceptional locking ability and vibration resistance - with the patented NYLOK BLUE TORQ-PATCH® process from Nylok Corporation. The self-locking nylon patch is permanently spray bonded onto the threads of virtually any type nut. When mating threads are engaged, the element is compressed and a counterforce is created to establish a much stronger metal-to-metal contact, yet allowing the locknuts to be adjusted or reused if needed. The patch can be applied with coverage of 180° or 360° to any nut from as small as #10 (M5) and up. NYLOK BLUE TORQ-PATCH is ideal for the aerospace, automobile and trucks industries and other applications where weight is critical. There is also increased assembly efficiency because TORQ-PATCH nuts can be assembled from either side. The durable nylon material is non-toxic and user friendly, and is resistant to lubricants, fuels, hydraulic fluids and most commercial solvents. It works with different torque levels in temperatures from -70°F to 250°F (-56°C to 121 °C). NYLOK BLUE TORQ-PATCH also meets and exceeds key industry specifications, including major automotive manufacturers and defense industry standards. Nylok Corporation, a member of the Marmon group of companies, holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company and has built a reputation throughout the world for "INNYVATION" in developing products that solve assembly challenges. For more information, visit the Nylok website at www.nylok.com.