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Bossard Group White Paper – insight on the latest developments in fastening composites

06 Sep 2021

Fastening composite material presents many challenges, all of which can be overcome by careful selection of the correct solution. There are many solutions and this in itself presents another challenge. Bossard has compiled a White paper on bonding.


Bossard’s White Paper ‘Fastening solutions for composites and plastics’ introduces a selection of technologies and gives an overview of how each of the technologies can provide solutions to different application needs. This is comprehensive and useful summary for fastening composite materials. bigHead fastener solutions are featured as the first technology, submitted by bigHead’s Development Engineer, Dr. Lawrence Cook.

Knowing your available options is critical when selecting fastener products and creating fastening and assembly solutions; but how to know what works well with composite and plastic materials? Creating fastening solutions with these materials often requires designers and engineers to work through and resolve challenges that arise in early design stages, during manufacturing and even at final assembly. So where to start?

In this white paper you can discover different technologies for fastening composite and plastics; after reading, we invite you to explore each technology individually and engage with the specialist team that prepared the content.

For each of the fastening technologies within you can gain an introduction to the fastening concepts they offer, and an overview of the challenges they can help resolve. Across the presented technologies, you will find solutions for fastening:

  • Polymer matrix fibre reinforced laminate materials.
  • Unreinforced and fibre reinforced moulded polymer materials.
  • Sandwich materials of different constructions.