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YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Introduces SNAD Fastener Components for the Marine Industry

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YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Products has now introduced its adhesively attached SNAD fastener components especially designed for marine applications. Unlike traditional metal screw studs, this product does not require any hole to be drilled into the substrate thus avoiding the many problems associated with their use. The SNAD sockets or studs will not snag clothing or deteriorate from exposure to sunlight, sand or dirt. Plus, their unique dome shape enables them to be walked on without causing discomfort.

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What's even more amazing about the SNAD fastener components is how they are secured to boat surfaces. On the underside of each is a pad of 3M, VHB adhesive that enables the SNAD snap body to adhere to substrates without having to drill a hole. For more than 20 years the VHB product line has proven to be tough in marine, automotive, medical, aerospace, and architectural applications. YKK has adapted it to use with its patented design to bring flexibility and convenience to the professional marine fabricator. All one must do is simply clean the surface to which the SNAD fastener component is to be applied, peel off the protective paper backing, position and firmly hold the snap in place and release. No tool, no cracks, no splinters, but best of all - No Hole!

The dome-shaped SNAD fastener components are made from an automotive grade resin chosen specifically for its exceptional resistance to deterioration under harsh conditions including exposure to UV rays and wide temperature ranges. The resin's pigment will blend in with most common marine decks.

The snap functionality is incorporated into a 25 mm or 40 mm diameter low profile dome. Designed to be compatible with military specification snaps, the SNAD snaps will function equally well with all major brands of marine hardware. Plus, its snap on/off consistency enables it to be more reliable over time than conventional metal snaps with metal rings. SNAD fastener components are also available in either a stud or socket, which allows marine fabricators to have unique design flexibility in where and how the snaps can be used.

Detail information is available in the SNAD Technical Bulletin. This is a Supplement on the 25 mm Product. For more information on the SNAD fastener components and other YKK Snap Fastener America products contact 800-786-2561 or email

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