Plastic Latch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of plastic latch manufacturers and suppliers. Find plastic latch companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture plastic latches to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top plastic latch manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the plastic latch companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of plastic draw latches, plastic cabinet latches, and plastic latch designs of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Long Beach, CA

    Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is an ISO certified manufacturer of industrial hardware. Quality, service and value are core to our success as an OEM supplier. SPEP offers a wide range of products as well as a complete line of hinges. We are able to provide customers with same day shipping on most items. SPEP is a 100% ESOP company, call today.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more. We have top of the line hardware and hinges. We utilize a full range of materials for our customers to choose from and we can assist you with finding the very best product for your application. Contact us today for more information.

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  • St. Louis, MO

    At PROTEX, we offer light to heavy-duty fasteners, handles, flush latches, case fittings, bandclamps, catch plates and more. We manufacture a large range of over centre fasteners often known as draw latches/toggle clamps/catches/over centre toggle fasteners. We also produce complementary catch plates known as striker plates/strike plate/keeper/keeper plates. We are ISO 9001 registered.

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Plastic Latches

Plastic latches, manufactured from thermoplastic materials, are devices used to securely fasten two surfaces. While latches can be made of many different materials, plastic is commonly used for latch components. Plastic latches are used in industrial, commercial, domestic, and agricultural settings.

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Benefits of Plastic Latches

There are many benefits to working with and using latches made of plastic or with plastic components. Plastic latches are water and corrosion resistant and thus are widely used in marine and outdoor applications. The plastic components of other latches are integral in latches that require some give and flexibility that metals cannot offer. Draw latches, for example, commonly used plastic in the strap mechanism of the latch. However, plastic is not always flexible and can also offer strength and rigidity. In applications such as doors, drawers, compartments and lids, life vests, and various cabinetry uses, plastic latches provide a simple and cost-effective closure solution to closure requirements. While plastic may not be as strong as many metal alternatives, the growing diversity in types of thermoplastics makes them suitable for the many different types of latches available. Plastic can also be adjusted in terms of color and finish to incorporate it more fully into its finished product or placement.

Materials in Plastic Latches

Plastic latches are most often utilized in applications that do not require high strength or durability to provide an effective closure. While many door latches and gate latches contain components of plastic, solid plastic latches are incorporated often in utility boxes, cabinets, or storage compartments. Latches are used to join two adjacent surfaces with the possibility of frequent and easy securing and disengaging. While industrial latches are most often made of strong metals, the use of plastic in latch manufacturing provides added impact resistance. This property, combined with the corrosion resistance of plastic, is important to increasing the longevity of exposed latches. ABS, silicon, and thermoplastics such as nylon 6/6 and polyetherimide are just a few examples of frequently used plastics. Thermoplastics are used as they are easily shaped from a molten form into durable and hard-wearing components. Plastic latches are well suited to many possible latch designs and are most often manufactured using injection molding or a similar technique to form the latch components.

Injection Molding Process

In injection molding, the plastic resin, typically in pellet form, is heated until molten and injected into a preformed mold. Once in the mold cavity, the plastic is allowed to cool and set and is then ejected as the finished component. Stamping or machining may also be used to manufacture plastic latches. Depending on the quality of the molding, or stamping process, secondary machining may be required to ensure a piece is finished.

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